Singapore has moved a step closer to having its first dual-fuel bunker tanker after the vessel was launched in China on Tuesday.

The 7,990-dwt vessel was christened Marine Vicky by Quah Ley Hoon, chief executive of Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA).

The vessel is under construction at Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China and is on track to start supplying IMO compliant fuels in the first quarter of 2020.