Seaspan Energy’s second LNG bunkering vessel launched in China

The Seaspan Energy LNG bunkering vessel Seaspan Lions being launched at the facilities of Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore and Engineering in China
Photo: Seaspan

Chinese shipyard Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore and Engineering (CIMC SOE) has launched the second in a series of three LNG bunkering vessels ordered by Canadian shipping company Seaspan for operation by its Seaspan Energy division.

The vessel has been named Seaspan Lions after the twin peaks of the North Shore of British Columbia. Delivery to Seaspan is scheduled for later this year.

Seaspan Lions will provide LNG bunkering services for vessels on the West Coast of North America, making Seaspan the first company to provide LNG bunkering in the Pacific Northwest. Sister vessel Seaspan Garibaldi, which was launched earlier this year, is will be based in the Panama region.

Upon completion, the bunkering vessel will have a length of 112.8 metres, a beam of 18.6 metres, a draught of five metres, a design speed of 13 knots, and capacity for 7,600 cubic metres of LNG.

All three bunkering vessels in the series were designed by Canadian naval architecture firm Vard Marine.

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