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1976 Tanker

Buildingyard: Nippon Kokan K.K., Tsu

Built year: 1976

Yard no: 34

Tonnage: GRT: 187888/ NET: 145234/ TDW: 379999

Dims: LOA: 372,54/ BR: 64,06/ DR: 22,886mtr


Machinery : Two steamturbines by Mitsubishi HI Ltd., Nagasaki/ Japan 

SHP            :  45000 shp   Speed : 16,00knots


08.11.1975: Launched 

30.03.1976: Delivered. Price: NOK 280mill

00.12.1977: Grounded in Caribbean. Refloated

21.04.1980: Sold to United OVerseas Petroleum Carriers Inc. (Golden Peak Maritime Agencies Ltd.), Liberia. Renamed ENERGY EXPLORER

00.00.1983: Manager became Island Navigation Corp (Ship Management Ltd).

00.00.1986: Sold to Latin America Petroleum Carriers Inc. (Orient Overseas Management & Finance Ltd.), Liberia

00.00.1987: Manager became Island Navigation Corp. (Holdings)Ltd.

00.00.1988: Sold to Great Beluga Shipping Inc.(same manager), Liberia

00.06.1989: Group owner: Orient Overseas International, Hong Kong

00.00.1991: Renamed NEW EXPLORER

00.06.1994: Group owner: China Merchants

00.05.1999: Sold to Fione Shipping

00.06.1999: Broken up by Kabir Steel Ltd., Chittagong/ Bangladesh. Price: USD115 per LDT

2 sisterships, bno 39 and 43 were cancelled. During these negotiations orders were placed for six MPC's (bno 47-52) and 2 bulkcarrier (bno 53 and 54)

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