Vroon Tanker Receives Scrubber Retrofit

Monday December 12, 2016

Vroon last week announced that its tanker Iver Progress, which is on charter with Irving Oil Ltd. (Irving Oil Ltd.), has recently completed a drydock period in Gibraltar in which the vessel received the installation of an exhaust gas scrubber.

"This investment will enable the vessel to operate permanently within emission-control areas (ECA), while burning residual fuels," explained Vroon.

In addition to receiving the scrubber installation and a normal special survey while in drydock, the vessel is also noted to have been repainted in traditional Irving Oil colours and renamed Nor'Easter.

"We wish vessel and crew continued safe and successful operations for Irving Oil," commented Vroon.

Vroon notes that four other vessels, including the East Coast, Acadian, New England, and Great Eastern, have already been outfitted with exhaust gas scrubbers, and are fully operational on charter to Irving Oil.