Ship Details

Inventor; British
Tanker
339160 / ?
1970
1981
Mitsibushi Heavy Industries Ltd. Nagasaki Japan
215474
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Very Large crude carrier (VLCC)

O.N. 339160.

108,530g. 82,576n. 215,523d.

1,069' 7"(BB) x 160' 0" x 62' 4".

Two Westinghouse type steam turbines by the shipbuilder, double reduction geared to screw shaft. 30,000shp.

15.1.1970: Launched by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki (Yard No. 1163) for the BP Medway Tanker Company Ltd.

6.1970: Completed.

1976: Irano-British Ship Service Company Ltd., appointed as managers.

7.7.1981: Arrived at Kaohsiung for demolition.MT. 3. BRITISH PIONEER (2) (1971 - 1981) Very Large crude carrier (VLCC)O.N. 341429. 108,500g. 82,995n. 226,137d. 1,063' 8"(BB) x 160' 2" x 64' 5".Two, Westinghouse type steam turbines by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki, double reduction geared to screw shaft. 30,000shp.

30.3.1971: Launched by Mitsui Shipbuilding & Engineering, Chiba (Yard No. 847) for the BP Medway Tanker Company Ltd.

6.1971: Completed.

1976: Irano-British Ship Service Company Ltd., appointed as managers.

1981: Sold to Tishpion Navigation Ltd., Greece and renamed TISHPION.

1981: Sold to Cerrahogullari Umumi Nakliyat Vapourculuk ve Ticaret T. A. S., Turkey and renamed metres. CEYHAN. At 06:15hrs local time -

12.7.1985: Whilst on a voyage from Kharg Island to Sirri Island with 200,000 tons crude oil was struck by Iraqi missiles at a position 27.46N., 51.11E., 100 miles south of Kharg Island and set ablaze.

14.7.1985: Fire extinguished. Engine room and accommodation both extensively damage by fire and engine room flooded.

16.7.1985: Arrived in tow off Sirri Island, and anchored at a position 25.59N., 54.38E. Subsequently declared as a war constructive total loss and sold to Taiwan breakers.

7.2.1986: Arrived at Kaohsiung.
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