Crowley christens MT Louisiana

Continuing its innovative vessel build program, Crowley Maritime Corporation has recently christened the third of four new, Jones Act product tankers at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal in New Orleans.

The 50,000 dead-weight-ton (dwt), 330,000-barrel-capacity Louisiana joins two Crowley sister ships, Texas and Ohio, to be the first tankers ever to receive the American Bureau of Shipping’s LNG-Ready Level 1 approval, giving Crowley the option to convert the tanker to liquefied natural gas for propulsion in the future.

 

“This is a great day of celebration for Crowley, Marathon, Philly Shipyard and all the people who had a role in bringing this great ship to life,â€? said Tom Crowley, company chairman and CEO. “We also celebrate the men and women seafarers who will be counted on to operate her safely and reliably for our customer, Marathon. There is nothing more important.â€?

The new tankers are based on a proven Hyundai Mipo Dockyards (HMD) design that incorporates numerous fuel efficiency features, flexible cargo capability, and the latest regulatory requirements. Construction management services were provided by Crowley’s marine solutions group, which provides oversight and management in shipyards across the country for Crowley and other third-party companies.
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