Gulf Fleet To Provide Five Vessels For India's Offshore Operations

Richard M. Currence, president of Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, New Orleans, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Gulf Fleet Marine Operations, Inc., has been awarded a multi-vessel, oneyear contract by The Oil & Natural Gas Commission, the national energy company of India.

The contract provides for marine transportation services to support the Government of India's exploration and production efforts off the coast of Bombay.

Gulf Fleet will provide three newly constructed 190 by 40 by 14-foot towing/supply vessels recently delivered by Quality Shipyards, Inc., Gulf Fleet's shipyard in Houma, La. Gulf Fleet will also provide two 185 by 38 by 15-foot towing/supply vessels, currently assigned to another of its worldwide areas of operation. All five vessels were scheduled to be on location by mid-February 1981.

Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation is one of the Houston Natural Gas Corporation (HNG) group of companies. HNG's other lines of business include construction and repair of barges and towboats, inland waterways transportation, intrastate natural gas transmission, oil and gas exploration and production, coal mining and the production and marketing of industrial, medical and specialty gases.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 40,  Feb 15, 1981

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