NASSCO launches SEA-Vista’s second LNG-ready tanker
San Diego-based shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO on Saturday, August 27, launched and christened the Constitution, an ECO Class LNG-ready tanker built for SEA-Vista.
The vessel is a 610-foot, 50,000 deadweight-ton, and LNG-conversion-ready product tanker with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity, General Dynamics NASSCO said in its statement.
The Constitution was built for SEA-Vista, a partnership between SEACOR Holdings and Avista Capital Partners, and will be operated by Seabulk Tankers. It is the second vessel under a three-ship contract between NASSCO and SEA-Vista.
The vessel is built on a design by DSEC, a subsidiary of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of Busan, South Korea. It will feature a G-series MAN ME slow-speed main engine and an optimized hull form.