The 610-foot Lone Star State and its sister ships include the latest environmental protection features, including a treatment system for ballast water, according to NASSCO.
“The delivery of this new vessel symbolizes the future of American shipping — innovative, cost-effective, and green,” said Fred Harris, NASSCO president. “The Lone Star State, along with the four others we are currently building for APT, will be among the most fuel-efficient and environmentally- friendly tankers anywhere in the world.”
Harris said the tankers are 33 percent more fuel efficient than the previous five tankers built by NASSCO for APT between 2007-2010.
The Lone Star State, christened two months ago, was constructed in keeping with legislation that requires ships carrying cargo between U.S. ports actually be built in this country.
— City News Service
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