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Aker Philadelphia Shipyard has delivered to American Shipping Company the shipyard’s twelfth Veteran Class MT-46 product tanker. The 46,000 dwt vessel, named the Overseas Tampa, will leave the shipyard in the coming days under the operation of Overseas Shipping Group (OSG) to transport petroleum products.
The on schedule delivery of this ship marks the successful conclusion of a historic shipbuilding program that began in April 2005. The twelve ship program was one of the largest commercial ship construction efforts since World War II and has contributed towards making the U.S. Fleet more environmentally friendly with the vessel’s double hull design and cleaner engines.
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard is building two additional product tankers. The first vessel is under construction and production activities for the second tanker are scheduled to begin this summer. Both vessels are scheduled to be completed by first quarter of 2013.
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard is a U.S. commercial shipyard constructing vessels for operation in the Jones Act market. It possesses a state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility and has earned a reputation as the preferred provider of oceangoing merchant vessels with a track record of delivering quality ships. Aker Philadelphia Shipyard is a member of the Norwegian-based Aker family of global companies, leaders in global growth markets including energy technologies, energy resources, maritime technologies, seafood and marine biotechnology.
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