Innovations at Gibraltar Port, where we are also able to collaborate with STS Marine Solutions, include vapour balancing which ensure permission is obtained from the Gibraltar Port Authorities to transfer crude oil and other by-products with zero emissions and zero impact on the local environment.
STS operations in Gibraltar can take place with vessels ranging in size from 5,000 SDWT to 300,000 SDWT and all operations are supported by highly skilled, dedicated shore-based staff.
Upon arrival, vessels will anchor at Gibraltar Western Anchorage. Prior to commencing operations, the larger vessel (Mother Vessel) is brought into Gibraltar Bay where they anchor and are fendered (starboard side). Thereafter, the Daughter Vessel is brought into Gibraltar Bay and brought alongside the Mother Vessel. Berthing operations are carried out with the Mother Vessel at anchor with assistance of port pilots and tugs.