First Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Built On U.S. East Coast Christened At Bethlehem Steel's Baltimore, Md. Shipyard
The Ocean Scout, the first semisubmersible oil well drilling rig to be constructed on the East Coast of the U.S., was christened on December 10, 1973, at Bethlehem Steel's Fort McHenry shipyard, '.Baltimore, Md. It was delivered to Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company of New Orleans, La.
A $7.8-million contract to supply two new marine hose systems, for use in loading tankers anchored to offshore terminals in the Gulf of Campeche, has been awarded to Uniroyal International of Oxford, Conn., by Petroleos Mexicanos, Mexico's national petroleum production company.