First Alaska-Class Tanker delivered to BP Oil

October 2004
Sea Power;Oct2004, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p45
The article presents information related to double-hull oil tankers. The National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., a General Dynamics company, has delivered the first of four Alaska-class double-hull oil tankers being built for BP Oil Shipping Co. The 941-foot-long Alaska Frontier can carry 1.3 million barrels of oil. The ship's hull is designed for a life of 35 years. The diesel-electric propulsion plant features redundant engines, shafts and screws to reduce maintenance downtime. The ship is designed to reduce the possibility of oil leaks.


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