St. Louis Ship Delivers Second Of Four Supply Vessels To Gulf Mississippi Marine Corp.

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 190-foot by 40-foot by 16-foot, 5,000-hp-class towing/supply vessel.

The Gulf Fleet No. 23 is a combination towing/supply vessel constructed by the St. Louis Ship Division of Pott Industries. It is the second of four offshore supply vessels being built by the division for delivery to Gulf Mississippi during 1978.

The Gulf Fleet No. 23 is the seventh of 13 vessels scheduled for delivery to the Pott Offshore Marine Services Division this year. Vessels scheduled for delivery later in the year include two 180-foot supply vessels; two 95-foot, 2,200-horsepower-class tugs; and two 125-foot, 5,600-horsepower-class tugs.

Pott Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston Natural Gas Corporation (HNG). 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.

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