Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime said it has taken delivery of the second of four LNG-ready product tankers from Philly Shipyard.
The 50,000 dwt, 330,000-barrel-capacity vessel named Texas, joins its sister ship Ohio that was delivered in October, Crowley said in a statement on Wednesday.
The Ohio was the first tanker to receive the American Bureau of Shipping’s LNG-Ready Level 1 approval, meaning it can be converted to liquefied natural gas propulsion in the future.
Delivery of the remaining two LNG-ready product tankers that are also being built by Philly Shipyard (former Aker Philadelphia Shipyard) is scheduled for 2016.
The 600-foot long Ohio is capable of carrying crude oil or refined petroleum products and, as its sister ships, it is based on the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard design.
LNG World News Staff