US West Coast Service To Welcome First LNG-fuelled Ship

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  • Jones Act owner Pasha Hawaii took delivery of George III, the first of two LNG dual-fuelled 2,525-TEU container ships for US west coast service.
  • The Ohana-class vessels are named in honour of George Pasha, III and Janet Marie, the late parents of The Pasha Group president and chief executive George Pasha, IV.

A recent news article published in the Riviera states that First LNG-fuelled ship delivered for US west coast.

George III is the first LNG-powered vessel to fuel on the US west coast

Built by Keppel AMFELS shipyard, Brownsville, Texas, George III is the first LNG-powered vessel to fuel on the US west coast and the first to serve Hawaii. Keppel AMFELS is building Janet Marie, the second of two new Ohana-class container ships for delivery in August 2022.

The Ohana-class vessels are named in honour of George Pasha, III and Janet Marie, the late parents of The Pasha Group president and chief executive George Pasha, IV.

“Today marks a moment in time that will be remembered by many of us, including my family and our incredible team members at Pasha Hawaii who worked tirelessly to bring MV George III to life,” said Mr Pasha.

Keppel AMFELS president David Wedgeworth said, “By working closely with Pasha Hawaii, we were able to resolve operational challenges posed by Covid-19 and successfully deliver the vessel. Built to Keppel O&M’s proprietary design, M/V George III exemplifies our engineering and design expertise and our indepth experience in LNG.”

Designed by Keppel Marine & Deepwater Technology

George III is the first IGF-compliant vessel certified by the US Coast Guard.

Designed by Keppel Marine & Deepwater Technology, Keppel O&M’s ship design and development arm, US-flagged George III and Janet Marie will run completely on LNG fuel, substantially reducing their environmental impact, surpassing IMO 2030 emissions standards.

With increased fuel efficiency, energy savings will also be achieved with a Tier III-compliant MAN B&W 7S80ME-GI Mk 9.5 main engine fitted with an MAN Energy Solution’s proprietary exhaust gas recirculation system, an optimised hull form, and an underwater propulsion system with a high-efficiency rudder and propeller. Each ship is equipped with three MAN 6L35/44DF gensets.

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Source: Riviera

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