Wicker helps christen tug boat for natural gas tankers

GULFPORT, Mississippi — The skies over Mississippi will be brighter when Signet Maritime Corp. puts its two new escort tugs to work next month, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker said during the vessels’ christenings.

The Signet Constellation and the Signet Stars & Stripes, named for past America’s Cup winners, were christened at Gulfport-based Trinity Offshore on Tuesday morning.

Signet will use the RAstar 3100-class tugs to execute a 20-year marine transportation contract from Angola LNG Supply Services, which supplies liquefied natural gas to Gulf LNG Energy’s $1.1 billion liquefied natural gas terminal in Pascagoula.

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