Texaco Acquires British Tanker From Globtik

Texaco Overseas Tankship Ltd., a wholly owned British subsidiary of Texaco Inc., has taken delivery of the 79,997-deadweightton motor tanker Texaco Westminster at the Aioi (Japan) shipyard of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., it was announced recently. The vessel is the second ship in its class to be acquired by Texaco Overseas Tankship Ltd. from Globtik Tankers London Limited.

The ship was christened Texaco Westminster by Mrs. William K. Tell Jr., whose husband is a senior vice president of Texaco Inc. The Texaco Westminster is designed to carry either crude oil or petroleum products. Operating with a British crew of approximately 28, the vessel is equipped with systems to minimize pollution, an inert gas system, carries a full range of navigational aids, and is certified for unmanned engine-room operation.

Texaco Overseas Tankship Ltd. operates 23 tankers with a total deadweight capacity of almost 2.5 million tons. Texaco's international marine fleets have 130 oceangoing tankers owned or operated under term charter, totaling more than 15 million deadweight tons. This includes 43 mammoth tankers.

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