The Overseas Houston is the first product tanker delivered by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard to AMSC for lease to subsidiaries of Overseas Shipholding Group.
Begun in 2005 and delivered in the first quarter of 2007, the MT46 Veteran Class tanker is 600 feet long and can transport the equivalent of 14 million gallons of liquid product. The double-hulled, ABS class, environmentally friendly vessel is currently bareboat chartered OSG.
The second MT46 Veteran Class product tanker constructed by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard is the Overseas Long Beach.
Delivered in June 2007, the Overseas Long Beach is the second vessel owned by American Shipping Company and leased to subsidiaries of Overseas Shipholding Group.
The Overseas Los Angeles is the third product tanker delivered by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard for lease to subsidiaries of Overseas Shipholding Group.
Delivered in the fourth quarter of 2007, the ship was third vessel delivered during 2007, and had the shortest building time of any vessel constructed by the yard to date. Following extremely successful sea trials, the ship was delivered with zero outstanding inspection comments.
The fourth MT46 Veteran Class product tanker in Aker Philadelphia Shipyard‘s build program is the Overseas New York.
Like its three predecessors, the ship measures 600 feet in length. It was delivered on April 11, 2008, the very day committed to nearly three years earlier when the build program was originally announced. The vessel‘s delivery marked the first transaction between Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and American Shipping Company since the corporate reorganization which resulted in the split of the ship owner and shipbuilding operations in December 2007.
The Overseas Texas City is the fifth product tanker in the series built at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, sold to American Shipping Company, and in turn chartered to OSG America.
Upon its delivery on September 19, 2008, the vessel became the first ship built at the yard to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest Tier II requirements. The vessel was modified to incorporate three improved diesel powered electrical generating sets to run the vessel’s electrical system, which result in lower levels of pollutants while in operation.
The sixth MT46 Veteran Class product tanker in Aker Philadelphia Shipyard‘s build program is the Overseas Boston, which was delivered in February 2009.
The ship was the tenth delivered by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard in the ten years since the yard was founded.
The Overseas Nikiski is the seventh product tanker delivered by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard for lease to subsidiaries of Overseas Shipholding Group and was delivered in June 2009. The Overseas Nikiski is named after the small community of Nikiski, located in the Kenai Peninsula Borough of Alaska, southwest of Anchorage, and home of Alaska‘s first refinery.
The Overseas Martinez is the eighth MT 46 Veteran Class product tanker delivered to AMSC and was delivered in May 2010. It is bareboat chartered to Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. for use in transporting petroluem products for U.S oil majors.
The ninth product tanker is the Overseas Anacortes, which was delivered to American Shipping Company in September 2010 and left the yard under the operation of OSG America .
The Overseas Tampa is the tenth vessel in the original series announced in 2005. After completion, it left the yard in April 2011 under the operation of Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) to transport petroleum products.
The twelve ship program (ten tankers owned by AMSC and two tankers sold to OSG) was one of the largest commercial ship construction efforts since World War II and has contributed toward making the U.S. Fleet more environmentally friendly with the vessel‘s double hull design and cleaner engines.