Permission Sought To Sell Drill Rig MarAd has received an application by Key International Drilling Company Ltd., Dallas, Texas, asking permission to sell the 6,104-gt oil drilling rig Santa Fe Rig 127 to Santa Fe Drilling Operations, Inc., a Cayman Island Corp., also of Dallas. The rig would be used in worldwide drilling operations. It was built in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1981.
Neptune Asks Permission To Sell Tanker MarAd has received a request from Neptune Int'l., Inc., Elk Grove Village, 111., to sell the 27,269-gt tanker Baltimore Trader. The proposed purchaser is Neter Navigation, S.A., of Singapore. The vessel would be resold to Baldev Ship Breakers of India and scrapped in that country. The vessel was built in 1955 in Sparrows Pt., Md.
Coastal Tug & Barge Files Application Coastal Tug & Barge, Miami, Fla, has applied for permission to sell the oil barge Coastal 29 to Serenity Navigation Co. of Panama for operation under Panamanian registry. The barge would be used for bunker supply within the Panama Canal waters to supply vessels in both sides of the canal. MarAd Published Final Rule Regarding Academy Regs MarAd is publishing a final rule in the Federal Register amending regulations for admission and training of midshipmen at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. This rule modifies 46 CFR Part 310 which concerns nomination and admission to the Academy of persons from American Samoa and Panama and the Secretary of Transportation's authority to recover costs of education from graduates if they fail to fulfill certain conditions of their service obligations. The rule, assigned Docket No.R-161, is effective upon publication. For additional information, contact Crawford Ellerbe, Academy program analyst, Office of Maritime Labor and Training, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Room 7302, Washington, D.C. 20590. He maybe reached at tel: 202-366-2643.