The Overseas Chinook was built in the Philadelphia shipyard by the Aker Company in 2010. The oil tanker shuttles between the Sabine Pass Refinery in Louisiana, and Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. Credit former mayor/governor Rendall for advocating to continue shipbuilding at the former Navy facility. It was a joint effort between the federal government (Jones Act), Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. The shipyard provides high quality jobs, building real things which continue to serve our economy. Pennsylvania is now trying to induce Amazon to locate their proposed east coast headquarters in Philadelphia. Coincidentally, the Amazon campus would be on the business park section of the navy yard.
photo: Overseas Chinook entering the cut to Port Everglades/molovinsky