WATCH: Port Canaveral Adds State-of-the-Art Natural Gas Firefighting Vessel to Fleet

By  //  January 26, 2021

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total cost of the vessel was $4.8 million

CAPE CANAVERAL • BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Port Canaveral’s newest firefighting vessel has arrived, marking the port’s first step in becoming the first Liquefied Natural Gas cruise port.

The 75 foot marine rescue vessel, arrived at port with it’s water cannons on and was greeted by a SpaceX booster and Royal Caribbean International‘s Allure of the Seas, who is at Port Canaveral for provisions.

The total cost of the vessel was $4.8 million, with $1.5m coming from a the State of Florida and $1m from Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Liquefied Natural Gas is the cleanest burning hydrocarbon that meets global regulations, effective January 2020, to reduce environmentally harmful emissions from ships in ports. Liquefied Natural Gas greatly reduces harmful pollutants; is the most environmentally-friendly fuel available, and provides an immediate environmental benefit.

Marine engines powered by Liquefied Natural Gas virtually eliminate harmful emissions of sulfur oxides and reduce nitrogen oxides up to 85%. The fuel source is made in the U.S., eliminating dependence on alternative imported fuels.