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Tirgoviste & Spyros Niarchos - IMO 5337329

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Photo Details
Photographer:David Meare [View profile]Title:Tirgoviste & Spyros NiarchosAdded:Jul 09, 2012
Photo Category: Storm Pictures
Photo taken in early 1966 from ST London Tradition in the Straits of Gibraltar.
This was taken from the port wing of the Traditionís bridge. The Tirgoviste had been closing with us all watch and it had become likely that all three would pass each other near simultaneously when Spyros showed up heading the other way. It was nail biting to see if we would line up for the shot.
Vessel Identification
Name:Spyros Niarchos
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tanker
Gross tonnage:30,708 tons
Summer DWT:53,552 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1956
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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David Meare on Jul 10, 2012 11:54 (9 years ago)
Thanks for the info Derek, always much appreciated.

Jadran, yes isn't it? I think lane separation must have taken a lot of the excitement out of being at sea, along with reducing collisions and good photo opportunities.

Best Regards,
jadran on Jul 10, 2012 10:37 (9 years ago)
Great action shot David.
The crossing of these two ships on the pic ( including also your tanker as the third ) looks comparably like a "very-very close" airplanes' crossing in the air.
DEREK SANDS on Jul 10, 2012 06:48 (9 years ago)
Hi David,

The unknown vessel is Romanian "Tirgoviste"
Built 1966 at Galati.

Here is a photo of a sister vessel

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