IHI Delivers 269,800-DWT Texaco Caribbean
The Texaco Caribbean, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) of 269,800 deadweight tons, built for the fleet of Texaco Panama Inc. by IHI (Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.), was christened recently in ceremonies at the IHI shipyard in Kure, Japan.
The vessel was delivered last month and will be operated under long-term contract by Texaco Panama Inc., under the Panamanian flag. Texaco Panama, a wholly owned subsidiary of Texaco Inc., is engaged in worldwide marine transportation, as well as marketing in the Republic of Panama.
Sponsor of the Texaco Caribbean was Mrs. Jack C. Williams, whose husband is vice president in charge of Texaco's Refining Department -— United States.
The Texaco Caribbean has an overall length of 1,105 feet, a breadth of 179 feet, and a loaded draft of 69 feet. The ship is powered by steam turbines developing a maximum of 40,000 shaft horsepower. The loaded service speed will be 16 knots.
The new Texaco VLCC is equipped with an inert gas system to maintain a nonflammable and nonexplosive atmosphere in its cargo tanks. The vessel features the latest electronic navigational aids, including a sonar/ doppler system designed to improve safety when anchoring or docking. Texaco has been an industry leader in the installation of this system.
The Texaco Caribbean is also fitted with special tanks for the onboard retention of oil residues.
The tanks used for ballast are extensively coated to protect against corrosion.
The Texaco Caribbean will join one of the world's largest tanker fleets. Texaco Inc. and its subsidiaries own or operate under term charter about 160 oceangoing tankers totaling approximately 17.3 million deadweight tons.
The addition of the Texaco Caribbean brings the total number of oceangoing tankers owned or operated under bareboat charter or operating contract with Panamanian registry by Texaco Panama to 33 ships, totaling 3,827,960 deadweight tons. In terms of deadweight tonnage, the size of this Texaco Panama fleet has more than tripled over the past five years. In 1971, the total deadweight of these tankers in the Texaco Panama fleet, representing 28 ships, amounted to 1,181,354 tons.
The Texaco Caribbean has a cargo capacity in excess of two million barrels, which is enough to power an average-size electric power generating plant of 50,000 kilowatts continuously for two and one-half years.
Texaco petroleum products have been sold in Panama since 1938. Texaco Panama markets a complete line of Texaco products through its own wholesale and consumer organization, as well as through a network of retail service stations. Texaco Panama is also engaged in sales to the aviation and marine trades.
A sistership of the Texaco Caribbean, the Texaco Veraguas, was delivered to Texaco Panama by IHI in 1976.
Other stories from May 15, 1977 issue
- Conoco And Mitsui Group Verify Feasibility Of Floating Methanol Plant page: 4
- Dravo Corporation Names M.B. Meyer And J.J. Burke page: 6
- Hitachi Zosen Creates New Ship Conversion Planning Department page: 6
- Literature Describes Solid State Salinity Indicating System page: 8
- Camlock Appoints Alexander Industries page: 9
- George Manchester Joins Uniflite, Inc. page: 9
- IHI Delivers 269,800-DWT Texaco Caribbean page: 11
- Norfolk Shipbuilding And Drydock Corporation Signs Two Multimillion-Dollar Contracts page: 11
- Donald Rumsfeld Guest Speaker At Worthington Technical Awards Dinner Honoring Young Engineers page: 12
- ASNE Pascagoula Section Hears Technical Paper On Marine Boiler Controls page: 13
- Alden Introduces FM Facsimile Recorders page: 26
- Norfolk Ship Names Richardson And Eure To New Positions —Officers Reelected page: 26
- Seabury McGown Named Uniflite's Manager Of Contracts Administration page: 28
- Seatrain Int'l Forms Saudi Container Services As Joint Venture page: 28
- Marine Concrete Forms Repair Division page: 29
- The Care And Lubrication Of Marine Diesel Engines page: 35
- St. Louis Ship Names Cumming And Storck page: 36
- Farboil Co. Appoints Maritime Supply For Southern Florida page: 36
- Line Fast Announces Improved Container Securing Twist Lock page: 37
- Columbus Line Names Two Assistant VPs page: 37
- First New York Port Navigational Aid & Communications Conference Is A Success page: 38
- Basil Rusovich Elected President Int'l Trade Mart page: 39
- New Dravo SteelShip Descriptive Brochures Now Available page: 39
- The Education Of Engineers For The Ocean Industry Is Subject Of SNAME Meeting page: 40
- Equitable Shipyards Launches Ferryboat V i r g i n i a Dare For State Of North Carolina page: 40
- SNAME Philadelphia Section Hears Presentation On 'Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion' page: 41
- Halter Delivery To Tidewater Completes Eighty-Six Vessel Fleet Expansion Program page: 41
- EDO Corporation Names John Devine To Head International Division page: 44
- Newport News Appoints John H. McMullen Jr. page: 44
- Chesapeake Section Of SNAME Hears Papers On Propeller Cavitation And Unsteady Forces page: 45
- Gulf's Oil Recovery Vessel For Bantry Bay, Ireland Built In Rhode Island By Blount Marine page: 46
- COMSAT General Elects McLucas President- Johnson Named Chairman page: 47
- Return On Tankship Investment Subject Of N.Y. SNAME Meeting page: 48
- Sun Ship Names Schmitt Naval Architect Administrative Division page: 49
- 128 Plant Facilities Located On Waterways In Fourth Quarter '76 page: 49
- NASSCO Elects Evans Vice Pres.-Engineering page: 50
- Gulf Section SNAME Holds Annual Spring Meeting page: 50
- Two Matson Navigation Executives Trade Jobs page: 51
- Paceco Holds Third International Conference page: 51