OCEAN LIBERATOR RIG DUE IN BLACK SEA

A new market for western owned rigs is open in the Black Sea. Diamond M-Odeco Drilling Inc.'s Ocean Liberator offshore drilling rig is scheduled to become the first western rig to operate in the sea, starting late this month. Owner-operator Diamond M-Odeco, Houston, on Mar. 26 began towing the Aker H-3 semisubmersible from Falmouth, England, to a station off the coast of Bulgaria. Plans call for lowering the unit's 160 ft derrick to pass under the Bosporus bridge connecting European

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