As with all vessels in the four-tanker order, the American Freedom is based on a Hyundai Mipo Dockyards (HMD) design, and incorporates a number of fuel efficiency features, flexible cargo capability, and the latest regulatory requirements. It has also received LNG Ready Level 1 approval from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). It is 600 ft long, and has a carrying capacity of 14.5 million gal. of crude oil or refined products.
The President and CEO of Philly Shipyard, Steinar Nerbovik, said: “We are proud to deliver another vessel to our partners at American Petroleum Tankers.
“This vessel, like its predecessor, is delivered [on time], and with the same resolute focus on quality and safety that our customers depend on. On the cusp of the shipyard’s 20 year anniversary, we are proud of each and every one of our twenty-six deliveries and honoured to serve some of the very best owners in the U.S. maritime industry.”
The American Freedom is 26th vessel built by PSI. At present, the shipyard has two additional 50 000 DWT tankers for APT, as well as two 3600 TEU containerships for Matson Navigation Co. Inc., under construction.
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