State Boat Awards Contract To Blount For Offshore Supply Boats

Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., has announced that it has been awarded a contract for the construction of two 150- foot offshore oil-supply boats. The contract includes options for two more identical vessels.

The vessels are being built for the State Boat Corporation of Houston, Texas, and will bring to 10 the number of oil-supply craft built by Blount for the Texas firm over a three-year period.

The above photo shows the presentation of a picture of the El Paso Mariner to Luther H.

Blount (left), president of Blount Marine Corporation, by John W.

Boylston (middle), marine manager of El Paso Marine Company, and Warren G. Leback (right), vice president of El Paso Marine Company. The presentation was made at a luncheon after the recent launching of two vessels, the El Paso Mariner and the El Paso Sailor. The El Paso Mariner is a 65-foot twin-screw tug. The El Paso Sailor is an 82-foot twinscrew supply vessel. Both vessels will service LNG carriers unloading at the Cove Point, Md., LNG terminal.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 15,  Dec 1977

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