NASSCO Completes Float Out of Fourth of Five APT LNG-Ready ECO Tankers

Thursday July 21, 2016

General Dynamics NASSCO (NASSCO) has completed the float-out of the Bay State, the fourth of five 50,000 DWT, liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversion-ready, and fuel efficient ECO Class tankers being built for American Petroleum Tankers (APT), World Maritime News reports.

As Ship & Bunker has previously reported, the series of ships includes a number of features for improved fuel efficiency, including a G-series MAN ME slow-speed main engine, dual-fuel-capable auxiliary engines, and optimised hull form.

Bay State is expected to be christened at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego on September 17, 2016.

In May, Ship & Bunker reported that NASSCO had hosted a christening ceremony for Garden State, the third vessel to be built in the series of five.