Aker Philadelphia launches 7th product tanker

USA: Aker Philadelphia Shipyard launched the seventh in a series of twelve product tankers to be completed by 2011 yesterday (April 21).

When completed, the 182.8-metre-long vessel will be sold to American Shipping Company and bareboat chartered to OSG America for use transporting petroleum products.The 46,000DWT vessel was floated off of its blocks late in the morning on Friday (April 17), and was transferred by tug from the building dock to the outfitting dock on Saturday (April 18), where it will remain for the next few weeks as it undergoes testing and commissioning in preparation for sea trials next month.

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