Delaware Trader - IMO 8008929
|Photographer:||Paul Sullivan [View profile]||Title:||Delaware Trader||Added:||Sep 08, 2012|
|Captured:||August 05, 2012||IMO:||8008929||Hits:||1,551|
|Here's another picture of the final beaching of the "Delaware Trader" about August 3-5 2012 at Gadani beach Pakistan which shows just how much she was able to be driven up on the beach.
I got off the ship in Tampa Jan 20, 2012. We were supposed to have a charter until the end of the year but the charterer pulled out because the old Delaware was only doubled bottomed (not doubled hull) and most terminals wouldn't accept us. She was the very last of a long history of the Keystone Shipping Co. owned tankers. Now they just manage MSC ships and Great Lakes bulkers. I worked on her back in the early 1980's as C/M when she was owned by ATTRANSCO, then as 2/M for the last 4.5 years. She was a workhorse then and continued to be one for Keystone also.One of the best pumpers I ever worked on and never off hire because of breakdowns, we had great engineers. We spent the last 3 years shuttling between the Mississippi river and Tampa Fla. making turnarounds at the disch. port in about 5 days. The safety supervisor at Keystone sent me about 25 pictures of the beaching and I asked permission to post them, but he never got a reply from whoever took the photos so I'm going to post one. R.I.P. Delaware, you were a good ship.
|Vessel type:||Oil Products Tanker|
|Gross tonnage:||27,894 tons|
|Summer DWT:||50,921 tons|
|Last known position:|
|28°21’21.24” S, 32°38’49.2” E|
|Speed, course (heading):|
|13.2kts, 18° (18°)|
|Arrival:||13th Jun 2012|
|11 months 17 days ago|
|Source:||AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)|
|2012 December 30th, 23:00:38 UTC||Ambrose New York|
|2012 June 13th, 15:00:16 UTC||Maputo|
|2012 February 26th, 03:00:38 UTC||Sabine River|
|2012 February 2nd, 12:00:31 UTC||Swp|
|2012 January 12th, 10:00:07 UTC||Tampa|
|2012 January 8th, 03:00:23 UTC||Sw Pass La|
|2011 December 1st, 13:00:31 UTC||Swp|
|2011 November 27th, 04:00:56 UTC||Tampa|
|2011 November 23rd, 20:00:26 UTC||Swp|
|2011 November 10th, 09:00:53 UTC||Tampa||
© Paul Sullivan
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I sailed on all three of this class back in the 1980's especially the Potomac Trader, while owned by ATTRANSCO. My last 3 years were spent on the Delaware with Keystone. Do you remember any of the guys that sailed on them? Were they ARCO or ATTRANSCO? I may know some of the ATTRANSCO guys.
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Thanks for all the pics of this ship. A lot of the guys I sailed with sailed on her and her sisters.