Ship sail

Unusual tanker passing Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is usually open to cruise ships and sailboats, but in a few weeks a tanker will visit London and pass through Tower Bridge.

(c) Furtank

The chemical tanker, M/T FureVinga belongs to the Swedish shipowner Furtank, and is the seventh in a series of ten vessels that are designed with particular emphasis on minimal impact on the environment. The vessels feature a battery hybrid solution and several innovative features that reduce fuel and energy consumption, resulting in a significant reduction in CO2, sulfur oxide, nitrogen oxide and of dangerous particles.

M/T FureVinga will arrive in London, via Tower Bridge on Monday 6th June at 7.30pm, and moor alongside HMS Belfast. The tanker leaves London on Wednesday June 8 at 7.30am.

The ship is in London for a reception hosted by the Swedish Embassy for those present MEPC 78 show its environmental qualities. There will be no public tours, so it’s more of a chance for us Londoners to see an unusual visitor to central London passing by Tower Bridge.

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