Alaska-class oil tanker
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MV Alaskan Frontier
|Builders:||National Steel and Shipbuilding Company|
|Operators:||Alaskan Tanker Company|
|Length:||941.6 ft (287.0 m)|
|Beam:||164 ft (50 m)|
|Draft:||61 ft 8 in (18.80 m)|
|Propulsion:||Diesel-Electric, 26,820 bhp (20,000 kW) at 78.9 RPM Twin propellers|
|Speed:||15.8 knots (29.3 km/h; 18.2 mph) at 90% MCR, Full Load|
|Capacity:||1.5 Mbbl (240,000 m3)|
The Alaska-class oil tanker is a class of VLCC tankers built by National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego. The tankers are double-hulled as mandated by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, and will replace the existing fleet used by BP in the Alaskan area.
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Ships in class
Four ships have been completed: Alaskan Frontier, Alaskan Explorer, Alaskan Navigator, and Alaskan Legend.
The design was the basis of the Montford Point class of Mobile Landing Platforms for the US Navy.
- "First Alaska class double-hulled tanker arrives". Alaska Business Monthly. Alaska Business Publishing Company. 1 November 2004. Retrieved 13 January 2011.