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Photographer:Tomasello Letterio [View profile]Title:EIDE TRADERAdded:May 31, 2017
Captured:May 25, 2017IMO:7734167Hits:335
Location:Messina, Italy
Photo Category: Heavy Lift Vessels
Vessel Identification
Name:Eide Trader
Flag:Marshall Islands
Former name(s):
- Spruce (Until 2007 May)
- Mammoth Spruce (Until 1978 Jan)
- Flash Iv (Until 1978)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Heavy Load Carrier
Gross tonnage:7,270 tons
Summer DWT:8,172 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Majuro
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:1975
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (5)

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davidships on Jun 20, 2017 16:04 (3 months ago)
Thanks Phil - I have just found the same on Italian Wikipedia:

These two corvettes were never taken into the Italian Navy as they had been completed and paid for - they remained impounded but with Iraqi crews (at least for a while).
That defence blog fills in a lot of the gaps (need for the ships, revised armaments etc) - thanks for finding it, and to Tomasello for bringing us the photo in the first place.
Phil English on Jun 20, 2017 14:22 (3 months ago)
Looks like the ones here, chaps:
davidships on Jun 20, 2017 10:26 (3 months ago)
Maybe, but where have they come from? They do not seem to be the vessels originally built for Iraq but incorporated into the Italian Navy as a result of arms embargos.
Tomasello Letterio on Jun 20, 2017 09:09 (3 months ago)
Hi. I suppose two frigates for Iraqi navy.
davidships on Jun 19, 2017 18:45 (3 months ago)
What is the "F210" on board, with a sister?

EIDE TRADER was on voyage from FlorÝ, Gibraltar and La Spezia for Port Said, Fujairah and Umm Qasr (Iraq, due 20/6)
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