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Photographer:Mats [View profile]Title:Seawise GiantAdded:Aug 16, 2006
Photo Category: Casualties
(now: Knock Nevis)
These pictures were taken by a colleague of mine in 1989 on board the "Seawise Giant" (now "Knock Nevis", ex "Jahre Viking"). We were both working for Norwegian shipmanagers Norman International, which managed the KS-company that bought the burnt-out wreck after she had been bombed by the Iraqis during the Iran-Iraq war. The pictures were taken during a pre-purchase inspection in 1989 in Brunei Bay, where she was laid up.

NB: I have posted more pictures from this series back in 2005. Search for "Seawise Giant" in the box to the left and you will find them.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Knock Nevis (Until 2009 Dec)
- Jahre Viking (Until 2004 Aug)
- Happy Giant (Until 1991 Jan)
- Seawise Giant (Until 1989 Dec)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Floating Storage/production
Gross tonnage:260,851 tons
Summer DWT:564,650 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1976
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (6)

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fisherp on May 31, 2007 09:38 (10 years ago)
Unfortunately I do not have any of the photographs. I will ask my ex-colleagues if they are still holding any of the photos.

I do remember one photo showing a big hole which you can see through the ship from port side to stbd iwo of No.1 tanks. This will be one interesting photo to post if I can get hold of it.

The explosion was so strong that one of the anchors was flung backward and landed just in front of the accommodation. Some men died in the accident.

Our yard summoned a team of priests for a prayer session c/w offerings before starting the repair.
Mats on May 18, 2007 15:27 (10 years ago)
You're right. Do you have any pictures of "Happy Traveller" being repaired?

Norman was dissolved in 1991/92 and the vessels taken over by other managers (they were owned by separate single purpose "KS-partnerships"). The "Seawise Giant" was renamed "Happy Giant" while being repaired but was renamed "Jahre Viking" before it was finished. "Happy Traveller" was renamed "Gambit Traveller" before leaving the yard. Gambit was a now-defunct Norwegian ship manager.
fisherp on May 18, 2007 13:44 (10 years ago)
She was named "Happy Giant" and repaired in Keppel. Shipyard. I used to see her from the other side the basin. We had the "Happy Traveller" in our yard which I believe you guys owned also. The "Happy Traveller" had a bad explosion in one of the fwd tanks. We renewed almost 2000 tons of steel on the "H Traveller".
Peter Thede on Oct 09, 2006 07:36 (11 years ago)
hi it`s a really super shoot, great
kind regards peter
Matt Ruscher on May 07, 2005 19:12 (12 years ago)
wow what a great pic
Jeff Thoreson on May 06, 2005 17:19 (12 years ago)
She got hit badly. (9).
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