(September 16, 2015) Blount Boats has completed the 79×23-foot bunkering tanker CHANDRA B for American Petroleum. The design by Farrell & Norton Architects was built to USCG Sub-Chapter D specifications and will operate in New York Harbor and New Jersey. The vessel which will be replacing the Captain Log was delivered on September 6, 2015.
The vessel is equipped with (2) Tier III Cummins Model QSL9, six-cylinder diesel engines rated at 330hp at 1800 rpm with ZF Model W325 marine hydraulic gears that will have 4.91:1 reduction ratio. The vessel is also equipped with a 50hp Wesmar hydraulic bow thruster. The cargo tankage is designed to hold a capacity of 56,450 gallons.
American Petroleum & Transport (AP&T) started in April 1996, and began supplying fuel to ferries, dinner boats, and commuter equipment with a small self-propelled tanker. In 2005, the company purchased the Patrick Sky and Scotty Sky and began bunkering fuel and transferring heating oil. In anticipation of OPA 90, AP&T built the James Joseph to replace these two vessels which were built by the Blount shipyard. The Patrick Sky (L.G. LaDuca) was built in 1960, and the Scotty Sky (L.G. LaDuca II) was built in 1966.