Seaspan’s third 7,600 cbm LNG bunkering vessel hits the water

The third and final 7,600 cubic meter (cbm) LNG bunkering vessel ordered by Canadian shipowner Seaspan at China’s CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (CIMC SOE) has been launched.

Courtesy of Seaspan

The launching ceremony for the 112.8-meter-long vessel Seaspan Baker was held on July 1st.

The first two vessels, Seaspan Garibaldi and Seaspan Lions, were launched in January and April this year, respectively. They are scheduled for delivery in 2024 while Seaspan Baker will arrive in 2025.

Seaspan Baker is currently targeted to service the Long Beach container ship market and will join the Seaspan Lions in providing LNG fueling services for vessels on the West Coast of North America. Seaspan Garibaldi is set to deliver low-carbon solutions to the global market and will be based in the Panama region.

Seaspan Baker. Courtesy of CIMC SOE

To remind, CIMC SOE signed an agreement with Seaspan for the construction of two 7,600 cbm LNG bunker vessels, with the option for a third vessel, in May 2023.

To design these vessels, Seaspan teamed up with VARD Marine Inc. to incorporate emerging technologies resulting in a decrease in emissions and underwater noise.

The design is focused on safe, efficient, and economical refueling of multiple ship types with an ability to transfer to and from a wide range of terminals, allowing the vessel to engage in ship-to-ship LNG transfer along with coastal and short-sea shipping cargo operations.

All three vessels will measure 112.8 meters in length, 18.6 meters in width, and 5 meters in draft, with a design speed of 13 knots.

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