Russian LNG-fueled Aframax tanker ready for sea trials

By Adnan Bajic The first Russian Aframax tanker, the LNG-fueled Vladimir Monomakh is ready to start sea trials.

Courtesy of Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex

The vessel, designed to transport oil in unrestricted navigation, was launched at the Zvezda Shipyard at the start of May.

Sea trials will include checking the reliability and vital functions of power units, navigation equipment and other systems, as well as maneuverability and other functions, Russia’s Rosneft said in its statement.

To carry out sea and mooring tests, more than 300 tons of DMF fuel type III were delivered to the tanker. The sulfur content of the DMF fuel does not

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