Author: Story by Rich Miller

2017 Ship of the Year: Protector

The “May grays” had dropped a heavy morning curtain on Port of Long Beach, but the lack of sunshine did little to tarnish the gleam of Protector, the harbor’s new fireboat.

Magnolia State

In 2006, General Dynamics NASSCO took on a five-ship contract to build product tankers for U.S. Shipping Partners LP.