LEEVAC Partners with AET Lightering Services for New Lightering Support Vessels

By MarEx 2012-02-06 16:02:12

LEEVAC Shipyards, LLC and LEEVAC Shipyards Jennings, LLC are proud to announce the launching of the AET “Partnership”. LEEVAC recently partnered with AET Lightering Services, LLC., Houston, TX, to build two (2) 187 x 46 x 15 Lightering Support Vessels with a series of options for up to six (6) additional vessels. These vessels will primarily service the lightering activity of AET in the Gulf of Mexico, based out of the Port of Galveston. Delivery on these vessels began with the AET “Innovator” in October, 2011 and continued with the delivery of the AET “Excellence” in January, 2012.  With the launching of the “Partnership” it marks the third vessel launched in the series of Lightering Support Vessels.

LEEVAC is a world class shipbuilder and has been recognized as a quality new construction shipyard for over 45 years, "We are very excited about having this opportunity to build a relationship with AET” commented owner Christian Vaccari.

AET is a leading worldwide petroleum shipping company. "With a continuing focus on quality, we are currently investing in a new fleet of workboats and enhancing our shore side support facilities in Galveston. At AET we are proud to command the largest share of the US Gulf lightering market and to enjoy the best on-time performance of any US Gulf operator, we look to LEEVAC to provide those workboats in the coming years” according to Bill Merritt, General Manager AET.