A subsidiary of General DynamicsÂ has begun construction of the second product tanker forÂ SEA-Vista Newbuild III, which will support the transportation of crude oil and refined products.
General Dynamics NASSCO said ThursdayÂ the tanker, which has aÂ 330,000-barrel cargo capacity and deadweight of 50,000 tons, is based on the ECO MR TankerÂ design of South Korea’s DSEC.
Kevin Graney,Â vice president and general manager ofÂ General Dynamics NASSCO, said all three tankers under contract withÂ SEA-Vista meet Jones ActÂ requirements on economic and environmental factors.
A start-of-construction ceremony was held at the NASSCO shipyard in San DiegoÂ and wasÂ led byÂ Debora Burke,Â senior director for human resources at General Dynamics NASSCO.
The company said theÂ 610-foot-long tanker featuresÂ conversion-capable and dual-fuel-capable auxiliary engines as well as other components and functions that facilitate fuel efficiency.