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Photographer:Charles Chan [View profile]Title:WORLD PETROBRASAdded:Jun 03, 2007
Photo Category: Crude Oil Tankers
She was the first ULCC for World-Wide Shipping Group at that time. DWT:411,508. This picture was provided by my ships-mate, I don't have full detail of her. She was in long term charter to Petrobras oil, Brazil in late 1977 to early 1980s.
Vessel Identification
Name:Media Star
Former name(s):
- World Petrobras (Until 1992 May)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Crude Oil Tanker
Gross tonnage:199,172 tons
Summer DWT:411,508 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1977
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Mats on Mar 23, 2005 20:33 (13 years ago)

She was 411.508 dwt, delivered from Hitachi Zosen (now Universal Shipbuilding), Ariaka, Japan in November 1977. Her dimensions were:

LOA: 362.01 m
B: 70.03 m
D: 28.12 m
Dr: 22.34 m
GT: 199,172
NT: 158,649

She was sold to Vela Internatonal (Saudi Aramco) in May 1992, and became "Media Star". You can find pictures of her at, which is the web page of my friend Auke Wisser.

"Media Star" was delivered to shipbreakers on 8 November 2002.

By the way, she had three sisterships. One was "Esso Japan", which became "Safer in 1986. She was converted into an FSO (floating storage vessel) at Hyundai in Korea and has since then served as an oil export terminal off the coast of Yemen. She's still there.

The other sister was "Esso Tokyo", which became "Red Seagull" in 1985 and later "Olympia Spirit" in 2000. She was demolished in May 2003.

Best regards
Mats E. Sather
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