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Photographer:John Jones [View profile]Title:KittyAdded:Aug 27, 2005
Captured:August 16, 1986IMO:5052826Hits:1,663
Photo Category: Support Vessels
11,019 g.t. built 1960.
Maltese flagged fire control support ship owned at the time by Polembros Shipping Ltd., London.
Seen laid up in the River Blackwater, Essex on 16/8/86 where she had arrived on 10th February in tow of the tug Peter Wessels.
Paul (Fairfield) is quite correct in his observation. I have just found scribbled in the back of my old notebook the following ex names:
Coltair-86, Forties Kiwi-82, British Kiwi-76.
It also says she was sold in 1986 by BP Oil Development Ltd. to Waterloo Shipping Co Ltd, Malta.
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Technical Data
Vessel type:Offshore Supply Ship
Gross tonnage:11,019 tons
Summer DWT:16,435 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1960
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AIS information: N/A
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Wim Kosten / on Aug 28, 2005 22:10 (12 years ago)
Here's what I have on her history:

ex British Kiwi 1976
ex Forties Kiwi 1982
ex Coltair 1986

25/04/1975:laid-up at Barry.
09/1976:Conv to FiFi/accomodationvessel for the North Sea, by Boele SY & Eng.Works.
10/02/1986:Laid up,survices overdue.River Blackwater
11/04/1989:Left laid up for demolition at Alang
14/05/1989:Arrived at Alang
Paul Strathdee on Aug 26, 2005 12:58 (12 years ago)
That/s an old BP BIRD Class tanker-other than that don/t know much about her but I/ll maybe do some digging!!!
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