West Virginia

Crowley christened LNG-ready tanker West Virginia at her builders, Philly Shipyard, Inc.

Joining her Crowley sisters, Louisiana, Ohio and Texas, the first tankers to receive the American Bureau of Shipping’s LNG-Ready Level 1 approval, 50,000 dead-weightton, 600 foot long West Virginia has capacity for 330,000 barrels of product and will be chartered to Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

(Here's an interesting link to a podcast from US National Public Radio on the history of the Jones Act and some of its consequences - Ed)

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