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Chevron Press Release - New Tanker Christened Chevron Mariner To Honor the Company's Seagoing Employees

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31, 1994 -- In a ceremony held today at the Indstrias Verolme-Ishibras S.A. shipyard in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Chevron christened its newest tanker, the CHEVRON MARINER. The name was chosen to honor Chevron Shipping Company and its employees for their continuing commitment to safe and environmentally sound transportation of the company's crude oil and petroleum products. It also recognizes the upcoming Shipping Company centennial, as Chevron prepares to commemorate 100 years since its first tanker sailed from San Francisco in 1895.

The 150,000 deadweight ton, double hull CHEVRON MARINER can carry approximately one million barrels of cargo on each voyage, and will be used in regular Chevron trades to the United States from West Africa, Indonesia and the Middle East. This latest addition brings Chevron's worldwide fleet to 38. Its completion concludes a several year fleet retirement and renewal program, and brings to 12 the number of double-hull tankers now being operated by the company.

Sponsoring the CHEVRON MARINER at the christening were seagoing employees from each of the company's five marine manning offices. Captain Jeremy Pengelly represented the Copenhagen office; First Assistant Engineer Denise Geiberger, San Francisco office; Second Mate Francesco Tomei, Rome office; Chief Petty Officer Chirattam Radhakrishnan, Bombay office; and Cook Dionisio Velasco, Jr., Manila office. This diverse group of mariners represent the different roles in Chevron's seagoing team, and were selected based on each individual's outstanding safety performance.

Updated: October 1994