Safe Bulkers, Inc.(NYSE: SB), an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced yesterday that the first scrubber was successfully installed and commissioned on MV Martine, a Japanese, Post-Panamax class vessel, built in 2009. 

Safe Bulkers, Inc. announces the Successful Installation and Commissioning of the First Scrubber on MV Martine 
Caption: Bulk carrier Martine - Image courtesy of Marcel Coster

The scrubber is open loop, U-Type, Alfa Laval PureSOx and during commissioning has been tested in several loads complying comfortably with the stricter 0.1% sulphur fuel content limit applicable in Environmentally Controlled Areas, (“ECA”). 

The installation of scrubber was done concurrently with ballast water treatment system during the scheduled dry-docking of the vessel, as part of vessel’s second special survey at Cosco Guangzhou shipyard. The Company has scheduled to install 18 additional Scrubbers within 2019 and 1 Scrubber in the first quarter of 2020. 

Source: Safe Bulkers