Coastal Transportation announces new vessel – Coastal Standard
February 16, 2016
Seattle’s Coastal Transportation announces the delivery of its new vessel, the Coastal Standard. The ship is entering service to Alaska on February 17, 2016, replacing two 50+ year-old vessels.
The Standard measures 242 feet long with a beam of 54 feet and a refrigerated cargo capacity of 120,000 cubic feet. The vessel’s revolutionary and highly efficient design, completed by NaviForm Consulting & Research, of Vancouver, British Columbia, incorporates entirely enclosed cargo holds, which are accessed through a waterproof door in the hull’s port side. This prevents rain and snow from entering cargo areas, and increases cargo handling efficiency. Palletized cargo is loaded and offloaded by forklifts on an elevator that connects the upper and lower cargo areas as well as the main deck.
The molded hull was designed for fuel efficiency and incorporates a bulbous bow and a canoe stern, and is fitted with a high-efficiency rudder. The Standard is powered by a 3,084 horsepower C280-8 Tier 2 Caterpillar engine, which enables an exceptionally fast service speed of 14 knots.
The vessel was built at Dakota Creek Industries shipyard in Anacortes, Washington. Delivery to Coastal Transportation was February 5, 2016.
The Coastal Standard is the first brand new U.S.-built/U.S.-flagged vessel to enter the Western Alaska trade in more than twenty years. It is an example of Coastal Transportation’s leadership in this specialized segment of the marine transportation industry and a very real expression of confidence in the sustainability of Alaska’s fisheries.
To learn more about this vessel, please contact:
Coastal Transportation, Inc.
4025 13th Ave. W
Seattle, WA 98119-1350