A quiet and peaceful February morning was what I've found for the mooring operations of the M/T Gas Renovatio at the terminal of CLCM, located in the fishing village of Caniçal. Although small in size, this vessel stands as a good example of the manoeuvre capabilities that all vessels should have to call these space-restricted buoyage systems. Aside from a quick-reacting main engine and a fair bow thruster power, the vessel is equipped with fast mooring winches and drum ropes, making, therefore, the mooring and unmooring operations faster and secure.
Ships name: Gas Renovatio
IMO number: 9161077
Type: LPG tanker
LOA: 99 mts
Beam: 16.70 mts
DWT: 3292.3 t
Max draft on manoeuvre: 5.25 mts
Propulsion: Single engine - single fixed propeller - 2438.4 Kw
Rudder: 1 - Semi-balanced
Bow thruster: Yes - 240 Kw
Picture taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3.
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