Polish natural gas companies PGNiG and LOTOS recently completed two commercial bunkering ops of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in what PGNiG says are the first operations of this kind carried out at seaports in Gdańsk and Gdynia.The first bunkering took place on March 13 and saw chemical tanker Fure Valo receive 54 tonnes of LNG fuel.In the second bunkering, which took place on March 18, bulk carrier Ireland received 18 tonnes of LNG fuel.Worth noting is the fact that the 4,500 dwt Ireland previously became the first vessel to be successfully bunkered with LNG at the Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) in May 2018.“Bunkering of ships with natural gas in liquefied form is another of many possibilities of using gas, which PGNiG imports to Poland from Qatar, Norway and the USA through the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście,” commented Maciej Woźniak, Vice-President of the PGNiG Management Board for Trade.According to the directive on the development of alternative fuels infrastructure, by the end of 2025 at the latest, a sufficient number of LNG bunkering points should be created in seaports. In case of Poland, these are to be: Gdańsk, Gdynia, Szczecin and Świnoujście.PGNiG and LOTOS said LNG bunkering services are now a permanent offer of both entities and can be provided in both Tri-City ports.
Talk about success on the water.The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons Club celebrated its tenth anniversary in style by expanding the team while at the same cooking with the experienced clubs during competitive dragon boat festivals in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton. Thanks in part to the teaching of a new stroke by Brad Hara of Toronto Paddlecore, the competitive teams have posted best ever results and for the first time having two competitive teams finish first and second at the Penticton festival.The success of the season exemplifies the Rhythm Dragons Club mission statement: Empowerment, Health and Well Being for all women. This has been accomplished with courage, tenacity, hard work, dedication, fun and laughter by an amazing group of women.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons for their tenacity by naming the club Team of the Week.Rhythm Dragons News: Continuing their purposes of breast cancer awareness, two Rhythm Dragons club members, Sarah Quayle and Mary Walters, will be participating in the 2014 International Breast Cancer Challenge in Sarasota, Florida, USA in October with the Vernon Buoyant Buddies survivor team.Photo caption:BACK ROW, L-R, Maggie Mulvihill, Raven Ferrier, Carla Klein, Brooke Campbell, Patricia Logan, Dorothy Hatto, Heather Compton, Louise Andrews, Sarah Quayle, Coach Puleng Pratt, Jocelyn Church, Deb Ryder, Kelly Simpson, Diane Tulloch, Dana Achtem and Peggy Scott.MIDDLE Tammy Nygaard, Amy Grumme, Frances Long, Mary Walters, Patty McMillan, Rae Macklon, and Jacqui Nordquist.FRONT: Judy Bourne, Elaine Thompson, Chris Temnik Dawn Jacobsen, Pat Gibson, Verna Poohachoff, Jeanette McCarvell, Marg Lozinski, Barb Couch, Kathy Manson and Deb Smith.SITTING Jill Jacobsen, Marlene Pozin, Willa Horsfall, Sophie Goodwin, Hoda Ghamrawy, Linda Hoffman, Maureen Hendry, Lorna Maxwell, Janet Stephenson and Coach Cath Little.