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SAFE BULKERS' FIRST SCRUBBER SUCCESS

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 

Greek shipowner Safe Bulkers has successfully installed and commissioned its first marine exhaust gas cleaning system.

An open loop, U-Type Alfa Laval PureSOx system was installed aboard MV Martine, a Japanese, Post-Panamax class vessel built in 2009.

The installation of scrubber was carried out concurrently with ballast water treatment system during the scheduled drydocking of the vessel, as part of vessel’s second special survey at Cosco Guangzhou shipyard.

The shipowner is scheduled to install 18 additional Scrubbers within 2019 and one unit in the first quarter of 2020.

As of May 28, 2019, Safe Bulkers operational fleet comprised of 41 drybulk vessels, 11 of which are eco-designs, with an average age of 8.5 years and an aggregate carrying capacity of 3,777,000 million dwt. The fleet consists of 14 Panamax class vessels, 10 Kamsarmax class vessels, 13 post- Panamax class vessels and 4 Capesize class vessels, all built from 2003 onwards. 

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