Shipowner and operator, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (SPO) celebrated the naming of its second L Class vessel, Pacific Legacy in Japan. The naming ceremony was held at Japan Marine United Corporation’s (JMU) Maizuru Shipyard. Jeanne Sumantri, the wife of Michael P. Ellsworth, CEO of Altus Logistics, graced the occasion as the Lady Sponsor.
“The delivery of Pacific Legacy in Japan continues our successful collaboration with JMU. The L Class series are very high quality vessels, designed for fuel efficiency and with a specification aligned to the exacting requirements of our clients around the world”, says managing director of SPO, Neil Glenn.
This is the second of a series of four L Class vessels that SPO has commissioned JMU to build. The first vessel Pacific Leader is currently operating in Africa. The remaining two vessels, Pacific Legend, Pacific Liberty will be delivered over the next six months. The L Class vessels (5,258 DWT), with the fuel-saving design, consisting of newly developed fuel efficient propulsion pods, a four-engine diesel electric power plant, large cargo carrying capacity and bulk cargo system, makes them well suited for supply duties in deep water environments.