New Chevron Tanker Christened In Brazil

In a recent ceremony at Ishikawajima do Brasil Estaleiros S.A. (ISHIBRAS) shipyard in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the third in a series of four 150,000-dwt tankers was christened and delivered to Chevron Corporation.

Chevron's newest tanker was christened the Bruce Smart in honor of the director of Chevron Corpration. The ship was christened by Mr. Smart's wife, Edith.

With the addition of the Bruce Smart, Chevron's worldwide tanker fleet now stands at 41. These four new identical tankers, under cont r a c t with Mitsui & Co./ Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. (IHI), are being built by IHI and its Brazilian affiliate, Ishibras. The last vessel of this series is scheduled for delivery in February 1992. These four new tankers are replacing older vessels as part of an ongoing Chevron fleet retirement and renewal program.

The Bruce Smart will carry approximately 1,100,000 barrels of crude oil on each voyage. Its first delivery is scheduled to be a cargo of West African crude oil to Chevron's Philadelphia Refinery.

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