General Dynamics NASSCO Launches and Christens ECO Tanker Built to Serve Jones Act Fleet

02-Jun-2016 In San Diego, CA on Saturday, May 7, General Dynamics NASSCO shipbuilders launched and christened another ECO Class tanker, the Garden State, that will join the Jones Act fleet.

The Garden State is the third of a five-tanker contract between NASSCO and American Petroleum Tankers, which calls for the design and construction of five 50,000 deadweight ton, LNG-conversion-ready product carriers with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity.

"The launch of the Garden State symbolizes and celebrates the culmination of thousands of hours of hard labor put forth by the men and women of General Dynamics NASSCO," said Fred Harris, president of General Dynamics NASSCO and Bath Iron Works. "NASSCO is proud to be building yet another quality product tanker for longtime partners American Petroleum Tankers and Kinder Morgan."

The ships were designed by DSEC, a subsidiary of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of Busan, South Korea. The tankers will have dual-fuel-capable auxiliary engines and the ability to accommodate future installation of an LNG fuel-gas system.
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