US Tanker Liberty Sails for Sea Trials

Liberty (Photo: NASSCO)

By Eric Haun

U.S. shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO said it has sent the
newly built Jones Act tanker Liberty to sea for testing and
trials.

The 610-foot-long Liberty set sail for the first time on
Monday, February 20 to undergo sea trials before delivery later
this year.

Liberty is the third and final tanker to be constructed as part
of the ECO Class program for SEACOR. The three vessels are each
50,000 deadweight ton LNG-conversion-ready product carriers
with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity.

The other two vessels in the series, Independence and
Constitution, were delivered in 2016.

Designed by DSEC, a subsidiary of Daewoo Shipbuilding &
Marine Engineering (DSME), the tankers are engineering for
increased fuel efficiency and optimized performance and are
among the world's most environmentally friendly product
tankers.

Feb 23, 2017

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