General Dynamics NASSCO Christens Fourth ECO Class ECO Product Carrier for American Petroleum Tankers
OREANDA-NEWS. September 20, 2016. General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a christening ceremony for the fourth ECO Class tanker for American Petroleum Tankers (APT) under construction at the company's shipyard in
Juan Vargas spoke at the ceremony, and the ship's sponsor, Mrs.
Melissa DeVeau, christened the ship with the traditional break of a champagne bottle alongside the ship.
The ECO Class tanker, the
"The christening of a ship is to wish good fortune to those sailing in her and to celebrate the thousands of hardworking men and women who constructed the ship," said
Kevin Graney, vice president and general manager for General Dynamics NASSCO. "Even more, we celebrate the significance of the
"After another great christening ceremony, we now look forward to soon taking delivery of the
Rob Kurz, vice president of Kinder Morgan Terminals and president of American Petroleum Tankers, a
The construction and operation of the new ECO Class tankers are aligned with the Jones Act, requiring that ships carrying cargo between U.S. ports be built in U.S. shipyards, further protecting hundreds of thousands of American jobs and almost
The ships were designed by DSEC, a subsidiary of