Gulf Mississippi Adds Two Vessels To Fleet For Offshore Service

Gulf Mississippi Marine Corporation, New Orleans, La., one of the principal operating companies of the Offshore Marine Services Division of Pott Industries, has taken delivery of a new 185-foot by 38-foot by 14-foot, 3,600-hpclass supply vessel. The Gulf Fleet No. 31 was constructed by Quality Equipment, Inc. of Houma, La., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pott Industries.

This marks the second vessel delivered to Gulf Mississippi Marine Corporation within the last six weeks, with the first being a 260-foot by 72-foot by 17-foot offshore deck-cargo barge, the Gulf Fleet 262. The barge was built in New Iberia, La., by Houston Systems, Inc., and brings the total number of offshore deck barges in the fleet to 10.

The delivery of these two vessels represents a part of an ongoing aggressive construction program which currently has scheduled for delivery during the last five months of 1978 an additional four tugs, three supply vessels and one combination towing/sup- ply vessel. This construction program will bring to 97 the total number of vessels of Pott Industries Offshore Marine Services Division, which provides a full scope of Marine Services transportation services to the offshore petroleum industry on a worldwide basis.

Pott Industries, St. Louis, Mo., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston Natural Gas Corporation (HNG) of Houston, Texas.

Houston Natural Gas Corporation'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 production and marketing of industrial gases.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 38,  Sep 1978 Mississippi

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