Crowley Christens Fourth LNG-Ready Tanker
Crowley Maritime recently christened the innovative MT West Virginia, its fourth new, Jones Act product tanker in Philadelphia at Philly Shipyard. The West Virginia is LNG ready, meaning it can later be converted for propulsion by the cleaner-burning fuel.
West Virginia joins its sister ships, Louisiana, Ohio and Texas, which were received by Crowley in 2015 and 2016 as the first-ever tankers to receive the American Bureau of Shipping’s (ABS) LNG-Ready Level 1 approval. At 600 feet long, West Virginia is 50,000 dead-weight-tons (dwt) and capable of carrying 330,000 barrels of product.
Crowley’s marine solutions group provided vessel construction management services for the product tankers. The company has an on-site office and personnel at the Philadelphia shipyard to ensure strong working relationships with shipyard staff and a seamless construction and delivery program.