Former Globtik Tanker Acquired For Texaco's British-Flag Fleet

Texaco Overseas Tankship Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Texaco Inc., has purchased the 79,997- dwt tanker Globtik Windsor from Globtik Tankers London Limited.

The ship, which has been renamed Texaco Windsor, was handed over in Singapore recently. The tanker will carry crude oil or heavy fuel oils in worldwide trade.

The Texaco Windsor was built in Japan by the Aioi shipyard of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. for Globtik, and completed in June this year. The vessel is equipped with systems to minimize pollution, including segregated ballast tanks, crude oil washing, a sewage system certified by the U.S. Coast Guard, and an oily water monitoring unit.

It is equipped with an inert gas system and a full range of sophisticated navigational aids including satellite navigation, and is certified for unmanned operation in the engine room. The ship will operate with a British crew of approximately 28.

The ship has an overall length of about 810 feet (246.86 meters), beam of 131 feet (39.9 meters), and a designed loaded draft of 40 feet (12.19 meters). She is powered by a 10-cylinder Pielstick PC4 medium-speed engine, which has the capability to burn heavy fuel oil. She has been designed to achieve a low fuel consumption of approximately 45 tons a day at her normal service speed of 15 knots. The ballast tanks, slop tanks, and fore-and-aft peaks are fully coated with coal tar epoxy paint to minimize corrosion.

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