Baleària’s Bahama Mama ferry was the first ship to receive LNG supply in the port of Dénia, in an operation that was carried out using the multi-truck-to-ship (MTTS) system. Two ESK tanker trucks, with a capacity of 41m3 each, simultaneously carried out the first LNG bunkering in this port, which was also the first in a port of the Generalitat Valenciana. It should be noted that Puerto Natura, Baleària’s company that manages the Dénia maritime station, has received authorization to manage natural gas supply at this port.
Baleària, a pioneer in the use of natural gas worldwide, has already tested the MTTS system in other ports, such as Barcelona, Huelva, Valencia and Algeciras. It is a technology that allows the fast and efficient supply of fuel and at the same time carry out cargo loading operations safely.
The Bahama Mama ferry began operating at the end of June after the conversion carried out at the Gibdock shipyard in Gibraltar in recent months, which allowed it to transform its engines into dual fuel. In addition, two tanks have been installed on the ship to store LNG with a storage capacity of 280 cubic meters, representing a navigation autonomy of 750 nautical miles.
Currently, this ship operates four days a week on the route that connects Dénia with Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca, services that will be daily starting on July 10 to support the two fast ferries that connect this town with the Balearic Islands. The Bahama Mama is the fifth Baleària ship prepared to sail on natural gas.