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Photographer:ventuari [View profile]Title:HILDA KNUDSENAdded:Dec 31, 2016
Captured:October 01, 1980IMO:7373274Hits:1,739
Location:San Nicolas, Aruba
Photo Category: Crude Oil Tankers
Again, sorry for the quality. Scanned from and old 35 mms grained hard copy. I did my best, but no way. If I can do something with the original 35 mms negative (bad shape) I will replace it. Hope the Shipspotting administrators accept it because its the second one in the database with this name (anyway up to the administrators, no problem) Aft. view.
Shot taken from M/V Nathali on Oct. 1980
Crude Oil Tanker "Hilda Knudsen" 5 miles out San Nicolas, Aruba. Full cargo. A real mega-MONSTER.
Builder: Kawasaki, Japan, 1975
Tons.: 203,973 Tons.
DWT.: 423.638 Tons.
L.O.: 378 meters.
B.: 69 meters.
D.: 28.1 meters.
Better at Full screen (for 1600 pix.) and again sorry for the quality
Vessel Identification
Name:Mira Star
Former name(s):
- Vendela (Until 1991 Jul)
- Happy Sailor (Until 1989)
- Buyuk Selcuklu (Until 1986)
- Hilda Knudsen (Until 1984)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Crude Oil Tanker
Gross tonnage:202,881 tons
Summer DWT:423,642 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1975
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (4)

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ventuari on Jan 01, 2017 10:39 (1 year ago)
Hi Tomas. Thanks for the info. Just looked for data of the Berge Emperor:
Type: Supertanker
211,359 GT
170,387 NT
423,700 DWT
Length: 391.83 m (1,285.5 ft)
Beam: 68.05 m (223.3 ft)
Draught: 22.788 m (74.76 ft)
Incredible the huge size of the SuperTankers.
Anyway, thanks for your kind comments and info and a Happy New Year for you and yours.
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jan 01, 2017 08:35 (1 year ago)
was outdimentioned only by Berge Empress and Berge Emperor in the Norwegian fleet. Thanks for posting!!!!
ventuari on Dec 31, 2016 21:53 (1 year ago)
Hi Rick. Yes my friend, thats the one we talked about. Everything its huge. A real monster. About the scans, no way better with the grained paper (hard copy). Hope to fix the 35 mms. negatives in the future.
Thanks for your kind comments my friend.
Happy New Year.
Patalavaca on Dec 31, 2016 20:07 (1 year ago)
Rare capture Ventuari, and yes, I remember us talking about this ship last month. I am so glad you scanned the slides. Thank you.
I saw her just once, partly loaded & anchored off Rotterdam, about 1978/1979. I was on a fully laden VLCC & remember we had to enter the approach channel by passing around her at a reasonable distance, & feeling 'small' by comparison. Grear shot, great memories.
Gracias amigo,
What an awesome width - 69 metres - & loaded draft of 23 metres
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