April 1983 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

$2-Million Contract To Overhaul U.S.-Flag Tanker Awarded Maryland Shpblg

The Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Baltimore, Md., recently was awarded a $2-million contract to perform a major overhaul of the Washington Trader.

The 40,000-dwt U.S.-flag tanker is owned by the American Trading Transportation Co. of Baltimore, Md.

A major portion of the contract will be the installation of an inert-gas system in compliance with the forthcoming requirements of a Port and Tanker Safety Act.

The 21-year-old Washington Trader was purchased by American Trading in 1975 and operated in the Alaskan crude oil trade. Since the opening of the trans-Panamanian pipe line, the vessel has been taking on crude oil at the Port of Cherique Grande for delivery to Gulf and Atlantic coasts refineries under a charter with Exxon Corp.

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