OSG Tanker Delivered by Aker Philadelphia

October 2010

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SIU members are sailing aboard the double-hulled tanker Overseas Anacortes (photo at right), the newest vessel built by union-contracted Aker Philadelphia Shipyard for OSG America.

 

The 600-foot-long ship formally was named during a Sept. 1 ceremony at the yard. SIU Secretary-Treasurer David Heindel and Vice President Great Lakes Tom Orzechowski represented the union at the event.

 

The tenth vessel in the Veteran Class series of Jones Act tankers, the Overseas Anacortes last month joined some of its sister ships in transporting petroleum products on the West Coast. Each of the 10 tankers can carry 332,000 barrels of product and can sail at speeds greater than 14 knots.

 

In addition to the Overseas Anacortes, the other tankers built by Aker Philadelphia for OSG are the Overseas Houston, Overseas Long Beach, Overseas Los Angeles, Overseas New York, Overseas Texas City Overseas Boston, Overseas Nikiski, Overseas Martinez and Overseas Cascade. Each of those vessels is 46,000 DWT.

 

Aker Philadelphia has two other vessels currently under construction. Both are scheduled to be delivered in 2011.


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