NASSCO Delivers Final Tanker for SEA-Vista

Liberty (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

By Eric Haun

U.S. shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO has delivered the third
and final ship for SEA-Vista LLC as part of the builder's larger
eight-ship ECO Class tanker program.

The LNG-conversion-ready Jones Act tanker Liberty was delivered
on March 1, and is the last of three 610-foot-long, 50,000
deadweight-ton product carriers ordered by SEA-Vista in 2013.

The construction program began in November 2014, and the first
two ships, Independence and Constitution, have been delivered and
are servicing the Jones Act trade. Each of the three ECO Class
tankers features 330,000 barrel cargo capacity.

"We are grateful for our partnership with SEA-Vista and the
opportunity to design and construct three vessels equipped with
world-leading technology and capability that will service their
customers for decades to come," said Steve Davison, vice
president of pre-production operations for General Dynamics
NASSCO. "Credit for the successful completion of this contract
goes to the thousands of world-class NASSCO shipbuilders and our
partners who worked to provide unmatched quality and service from
day one."

The Liberty is also the seventh vessel in an eight-ship ECO Class
tanker program for two separate customers, SEA-Vista LLC and
American Petroleum Tankers.

The eighth ship of the program, the Palmetto State, is scheduled
to be christened and launched on March 25, 2017.

NASSCO, who built all of the vessels at its San Diego shipyard,
partnered with South Korean ship designer Daewoo Ship Engineering
Company (DSEC) for the vessels' design.

Mar 2, 2017

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