M a r A d Postpones Bidding On Five Obsolete Ships

The Maritime Administration has postponed until June 4 the opening of bids for the sale of five obsolete Government-owned vessels for conversion and operation in the fisheries or the domestic commerce of the United States. Invitation for Bids No.

PD-X-1035, issued last October 31, offered for sale to U.S. citizens the 459-foot reefer Arcturus and the 463-foot store ship Hyades, located at the James River Reserve Fleet, Fort Eustis, Va.; and the 459-foot reefers Pictor and Procyon and the 459-foot store ship Zelima, all located at the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benicia, Calif.

The deferral of the bid opening date is to provide time for further study of the meaning of the phrase "operation in the fisheries of the United States." A f u r t h er amendment will be issued to clarify that language when the question is resolved. At that time a schedule for potential bidders to inspect the ships will also be announced.

Bids, which will be received until 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, June 4, will be publicly opened at that time in Room 3708 of the Department of Commerce Building.

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