Chantiers navals de La Ciotat

Former second largest shipyard of France which had specialized in submarines, patrol boats and other military platforms plus very large crude carriers (VLCCs) and conventional bulk cargo vessels for the civilian maritime industry; and, pioneered the construction of LNG and LPG carriers for oceangoing natural gas transport: Built the first major LNG Carrier, the 63,445 DWT Benjamin Franklin, in 1975, for Gazocean (Gaz de France, now Engie). Acquired by Intra Bank in 1966. Transferred to Intra Investment Company (created and led by Roger Edward Tamraz) in 1967.