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VESSELS

New USCG Cutter Sets Sail

Bouchard

Christens ATB

National Security Cutter

James (WMSL 754) sails away from Ingalls Shipbuilding.

Photo: Bouchard Transportation Co.

Oceangoing petroleum barge com- pany Bouchard Transportation Co. celebrated the christening of two new vessels, M/V Kim M. Boucha- rd and B. No. 270, in New Orleans.

The B. No. 270 was launched at

The National Security Cutter James galls’ fourth NSC, Hamilton (WMSL setts Humane Society. Over the next 60

VT Halter Shipyard Operations in (WMSL 754) sailed away from Hun- 753). The shipbuilder has delivered ? ve years, he was credited with saving more

Pascagoula, Miss., earlier this year, tington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls NSCs so far, with two more under con- than 600 lives. When he died at age 75, and the tug Kim M. Bouchard was

Shipbuilding division on Sunday, July struction. An additional construction he was still on duty with the U.S. Life- launched at the Moss Point Marine 12, one month after being delivered to contract for an eighth NSC was award- Saving Service, which later merged facility in Escatawpa, Mississippi. the U.S. Coast Guard, HII announced. ed to Ingalls earlier this year. NSC 5 is into the U.S. Coast Guard. NSCs are

It is named after the older sister

The newbuild vessel James is to be named to honor Capt. Joshua James, 418 feet long with a 54-foot beam and of Morton S. Bouchard III, Presi- commissioned on August 8 in Boston one of the world’s most celebrated life- displace 4,500 tons with a full load. dent/CEO of Bouchard Transpor- before heading to Charleston, S.C., savers. His lifesaving experience began They have a top speed of 28 knots and a tation. Constructed independently where it will be stationed alongside In- at age 15 when he joined the Massachu- range of 12,000 miles.

of each other, and now paired, the

M/V Kim M. Bouchard and B. No. 270 are the largest vessels to date in Bouchard’s ongoing ? eet expan-

CMA CGM Takes Historic Containership sion program.

The B. No. 270 measures 628 x 91 x 47 ft., has a 260,000-barrel capacity, and is ABS and USCG certi? ed for Jones Act service. The

B.No.270 is a fully manned and equipped with a crude oil wash- ing system, inert gas system; clean water ballast system, four cargo pumps, two ballast pumps and two anchors. The Kim M. Bouchard is a 10,000hp twin screw, single wheel house Tug and is classed by ABS as +A1 Towing Vessel, Dual Mode

Image: CMA CGM (Photo: Lance Davis/HII)

ATB, USCG Subchapter M, and is equipped with an Intercon Coupler

System. Paired with Barge B. No. Shipping group CMA CGM has taken The CMA CGM Vasco de Gama is CGM Vasco de Gama is touted for its en- 270, the unit will be used to trans- delivery of the newbuild box ship CMA equipped with an engine of the latest vironmental signature. The CMA CGM port liquid petroleum for Bouchard CGM Vasco de Gama on July 27. Built generation, a twisted leading edge rud- Vasco de Gama is the ? rst 18,000 TEUs

Transportation Co., Inc. The sister by China State Shipbuilding Corpora- der with bulb and an optimized hull de- containership ever built by a Chinese unit, M/V Donna J. Bouchard and tion (CSSC), the 18,000 TEUs vessel is, sign, together decreasing the ship’s CO2 shipyard. The CMA CGM Zheng He

B. No. 272 are also currently under with its 399 meters length and 54 meters emissions by 10 percent compared to the and CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, two construction at VTHM, will be de- width, the largest ship in the CMA CGM previous vessel generation, CMA CGM other vessels of the 18,000 TEUs series livered later this year. ? eet and the largest containership ever said. With an estimated emission of 37g from the CSSC shipyards, will be deliv- built in a Chinese shipyard. of CO2/km for each container, the CMA ered on September and November. 14 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • AUGUST 2015

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