Trinidad welcomes first low-exhaust tug

Trinidad welcomes first low-exhaust tug

PORT OF SPAIN, March 1, 2023 – The National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago has introduced the country’s first low-exhaust tug boat to its fleet, the Trinidadian energy ministry announced on Tuesday.

The newbuild 60-tonne bollard-pull tug, christened the National Energy Resilience, is IMO Tier III-certified with technologies that reduce its nitrous oxide emissions by 80%.


“This is a significant reduction in emissions of a greenhouse gas that is 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide,” National Energy chairman Joseph Khan said in a press release.

This makes it the lowest-emissions tug operating in Trinidad and Tobago, ranking second in the Caribbean region, according to the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries.

A commissioning ceremony was held by National Energy in the presence  of Minister of Energy and Energy Industries Stuart Young, among with marine and energy sector stakeholders.

For the latest on National Energy, see our interview with president Vernon Paltoo.

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