Images of Jones Act Tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ in the Houston Ship Channel

Images of MT ‘Palmetto State’ Sailing Upstream in the Houston Ship Channel
Products & Chemicals Tanker, 48,600 DWT, built in 2017 at Gen. Dynamics NASSCO, USA


MT ‘Palmetto State’ is a Jones Act Products and Chemicals Tanker, qualified in the cabotage trade within territorial national waters; Jones Act vessels have to be a) built in the United States, b) owned by U.S.-citizens and c) crewed by U.S.-citizens. The estimated replacement cost of a Jones Act Products & Chemicals Tanker, similar to MT ‘Palmetto State’ is an estimated $140 mil in 2018. MT ‘Palmetto State’ was built in the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA. There is nome more shipbuilder in the USA capable of building similar vessels, the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard in Philadelphia, PA. We had the opportunity to photograph MT ‘Ohio’ (similar tanker but built at Aker Philadelphia) in New Orleans, LA in December 2015.


 VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Palmetto State. Handy Tanker, Call Sign KPSJ, IMO Number 9747584. Built at Gen. Dynamics NASSCO, Double Hull, United States Flagged, ABS Classed, Length Overall of 185.95 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 178.00 m., Draught of 12.80 m., Beam of 32.00 m., 56.70 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 29,525, ECO 50K PRODUCT, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 14.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 9,925.

VESSEL OWNERS & MANAGERS: American Petroleum Tankers LLC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. American Petroleum Tankers LLC is a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of 51,225 cu.m., Segregated Ballast Tanks, 12 Tanks, 12 Pumps with a total Capacity of 14,400 cu.m., Epoxy Tank Coating, IMO Class 3, Heat Exchangers, Maximum heating capacity of 66 degrees Celsius, 6 Cargo Separations. 6 Cargo Manifolds, Closed Loading System, Manifold height above deck of 1.80 m., Distance from bow to centre manifold is 89.96 m., 12 Centrifugal Pump(s), Maximum operating capacity of cargo pumps is 14,400 t/hr, Crude Oil Washing.

OTHER DETAILS:  1 x Boiler, Oil/Gas fired – Kangrim – PB0301AS18, 1 x Boiler, Composite – Kangrim, 1 x Screw Shaft.  2 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – TechCross ECS-600 – Electro-Cleen™ at 600cu.m/hr, 2 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – TechCross ECS-150 – Electro-Cleen™ at 150cu.m/hr, 1 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – TechCross ECS-450 – Electro-Cleen™ at 450cu.m/hr.

LIFTING EQUIPMENT: 2 x Cranes SWL 4 tons, 1 x Crane Hose SWL 10 tons, 1 x Gantry, No Cargo Gear.

MAIN ENGINE, AUXILLIARIES & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE is designed to be LNG ready. 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6G50ME-B9.3 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 500mm x2500mm bore/stroke 7,300mkW total at 88.50rpm.

AUXILIARIES:  3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – MAN Diesel & Turbo4-stroke driving 3 x Hyundai Electric HFJ7 568-08P – AC generator(s) at 3,000ekW total, (3,750kVA total).

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical) (Ni-Al Bronze), Samwoo, 100rpm.

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Portside bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Portside amidships detail with view of the cargo manifold. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Portside view of the accommodation and stern. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Panamax bulker MV ‘Sage Amazon’ in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Panamax bulker MV ‘Sage Amazon’ moored and loading grains. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Another picture of the bow and forward portside section of products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Another picture of the smokestack, accommodation and stern products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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MT ‘OHIO’

Images of Jones Act Tanker MT ‘Ohio’ downstream Mississippi River             50,000 DWT Chemical / Products Tanker IMO II, delivered in October 2015                             
VESSEL DESCRIPTION: Call Sign WOHN, IMO Number 9704776. Built at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA, United States Flagged, ABS Classed, IMO Class II. Length Overall of 183.31 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 174.00 m., Draught of 13.00 m., Beam of 32.20 m., 52.50 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 29,700. ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 2 S.A. 6-cyl., Engine Model 6S50ME-B9.3,  MAN B. & W. Engine. Engine is LNG ready, first such tanker in the USA.

SHIPOWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Crowley Maritime Corp., website: http://www.crowley.com.

CARGO CARRYING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of appr. 53,000 cu.m., 6 Cargo Separations, 6 Cargo Manifolds. Segregated Ballast Tanks, 12 Tanks, 12 Pumps, Epoxy Tank Coating.

The vessel is the first in a series of four sisterships to be delivered from the shipbuilder following the acquisition by Crowley Maritime from Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc., (APSI). The vessel is unique as she was delivered from the shipbuilder ready for using LNG for propulsion.  According to the shipbuilder’s press releases at the time of the delivery of the tanker, the shipbuilder also sold their equity stake in the JV with Crowley for these vessels to a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) placing an enterprise value of $150 million for each of the sistership vessels to the MT ‘Ohio’.

An interesting article on the shale oil market and the impact on the Jones Act tanker market was published in the past by Reuters under the title: Analysis: Shale oil storm blows U.S. tanker trade out of doldrums‘.


 

MT OHIO 1@

Valued at $150 million, LNG-capable Jones Act chemical / products tanker MT ‘Ohio’ downstream the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT OHIO 2@

Valued at $150 million, LNG-capable Jones Act chemical / products tanker MT ‘Ohio’ downstream the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT OHIO 3@

Valued at $150 million, LNG-capable Jones Act chemical / products tanker MT ‘Ohio’ downstream the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT OHIO 4@

Valued at $150 million, LNG-capable Jones Act chemical / products tanker MT ‘Ohio’ downstream the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT OHIO 5@

Valued at $150 million, LNG-capable Jones Act chemical / products tanker MT ‘Ohio’ downstream the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT OHIO 6@

Valued at $150 million, LNG-capable Jones Act chemical / products tanker MT ‘Ohio’ downstream the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT OHIO 7@

Valued at $150 million, LNG-capable Jones Act chemical / products tanker MT ‘Ohio’ downstream the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT OHIO 8@

Valued at $150 million, LNG-capable Jones Act chemical / products tanker MT ‘Ohio’ downstream the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT OHIO 9@

Valued at $150 million, LNG-capable Jones Act chemical / products tanker MT ‘Ohio’ downstream the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT OHIO 10@

Valued at $150 million, LNG-capable Jones Act chemical / products tanker MT ‘Ohio’ downstream the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT OHIO 11@

Valued at $150 million, LNG-capable Jones Act chemical / products tanker MT ‘Ohio’ downstream the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT OHIO 12@

Valued at $150 million, LNG-capable Jones Act chemical / products tanker MT ‘Ohio’ downstream the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT OHIO 13@

Valued at $150 million, LNG-capable Jones Act chemical / products tanker MT ‘Ohio’ downstream the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT OHIO 14@

Valued at $150 million, LNG-capable Jones Act chemical / products tanker MT ‘Ohio’ downstream the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime


© 2013 – present Basil M Karatzas & Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.  All Rights Reserved.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.

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