Global classification society Bureau Veritas is classing the first ethane-powered ship. ‘JS Ineos Insight’ is the first of a series of eight Dragon-class vessels being built for Denmark’s Evergas.

The vessel is configured for transport of ethane, LPG or LNG. It has options for ethane, LNG and conventional diesel power. The Dragon vessels are destined initially for transport of ethane from the US to the UK Ineos refineries.

By Jake Frith