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Photographer:pieter melissen [View profile]Title:KING ALEXANDERAdded:Aug 02, 2015
Location:Europoort, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Photo Category: Crude Oil Tankers
Still the widest commercially trading ship ever built, the Nanny was one of the swansongs of ULCC building. Onstad managed to operate her for about 5 years after which John Latsis gave it a try, and as such she is here shown in the Europoort in 1985/6.
Vessel Identification
Name:Sea World
Former name(s):
- King Alexander (Until 1997 Nov)
- Nanny (Until 1984)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Crude Oil Tanker
Gross tonnage:237,768 tons
Summer DWT:491,120 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1978
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (4)

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Jacopo Flotta on Oct 22, 2015 14:12 (3 years ago)
I read that she was originally designed as a 700.000 DWT, but during construction the ULCC demand was already declining so they just decided to change the lenght.
Bob on Aug 28, 2015 12:34 (3 years ago)
I saw, as Nanny, in lightening operations in February 1980 off the coast of Cayman Brac, was impressive I had never seen a ship so wide
Acrop on Aug 03, 2015 09:13 (3 years ago)
King Alexander was owned by late John Latsis (Bilinder Marine, Athens, Greece and John S Latsis, London and Geneve). She was mainly working for Latsis' own refinery in Greece, namely Petrola, as storage, but she performed a few spot cargo voyages as well. At a certain point she was laid up, and then in early '90s she reactivated to perform a Shell voyage AG-Rotterdam. In 1997 she was in lay up in Elefsis, Greece - together with the rest of Latsis ULCCs, Hellas Fos, Acropolis, Paris
Clyde Dickens on Aug 02, 2015 08:39 (3 years ago)
Thank you Peter A real eyecatcher. I searched to find her beam and found

IDNo: 7389352
Year: 1978
Launch Date: 04.08.1978
Type: Tanker
Date of completion: 11.1978
Flag: SWE
Tons: 245140
DWT: 491120
Yard No: 298
Length overall: 364.0
Country of build: SWE
Beam: 79.1
Builder: Uddevallavarvet
Location of yard: Uddevalla

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