Cuba Takes Delivery Of Third Canadian-Built Ship
The third tanker to be built in Canada for Cuba was commissioned July 12 at the shipyard of Marine Industrie Limitee of Tracy near Sorel, Quebec, following a week of successful sea trials. In a ceremony attended by top executives of the Cuban Shipping Line, as well as representatives of the Government of Canada and Quebec and representatives of industry, the traditional bottle of champagne was broken against the hull of the 5 De Septiembre by Mrs. Maria Teresa Rordiguez de Alzugaray, wife of the Consul General of Cuba in Montreal. The new tanker is of the Marindus design originated by Marine Industrie Limitee, and is recognized throughout the shipping world for its excellent performance. Considerable credit for the success of Marine Industrie in foreign markets is given to the policy of the Canadian Government which provides financial assistance through the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Commerce, and the Export Development Corporation. The 5 De Septiembre will be used for the transport of petroleum products in the Caribbean, and occasionally will visit European ports.
Marine Industrie is presently building a series of 17,000-ton multipurpose cargo ships, as well as four 16,000-ton vessels, both of the Marindus design. The latter group is for Polish Ocean Lines.