The United States Coast Guard said that it has issued a certificate of inspection to TOTE’s 736-foot, 3,100 TEU, U.S.-flagged LNG-powered containership Isla Bella.
The Isla Bella was built by NASSCO in San Diego for operation by TOTE Services in trade between Jacksonville, Florida and Puerto Rico, USCG said in a statement.
Kris J Szczechowicz, Chief, Prevention Department, Sector San Diego, said, “The Isla Bella is inspected under the U.S. Coast Guard’s Alternate Compliance Program, which is a voluntary alternate process for a U.S. registered vessel to obtain a certificate of inspection by complying with the standards of an authorized classification society, International Conventions and a U.S. Supplement.”
USCG added that the Marlin Class containership departed San Diego after the construction was completed by General Dynamics NASSCO.
LNG World news Staff; Image: General Dynamics NASSCO