|Photographer:||Allan RO [View profile]||Title:||Wigry||Added:||Nov 05, 2007|
||Chemical and Product Tankers|
|79 / 2,111gt / 3,500dwt (POL) [tch] [c/s : SNGI]
operator : Retandum Shipping Ltd., Cyprus
built : Cant. Nav. di Pesaro, ITA
LD - 18:12:1975 : L - 16:12:1978 : D - 02:1979
ex - Etrusco - 05 (ITA) - Elbana di Navigazione
Jin Hai Long - 98 () -
Chemiuno - 91 (ITA) - Chemical Tankers S.p.A.
photo : exiting the locks at Terneuzen : 07:09:2007
photo : © Dr. Allan Ryszka-Onions 2007
this photo illustrates two things :
1. the leisurely pace of shipbuilding in Italy, 3+ years for a 1,200gt tanker
2. the complex nature of ship ownership - there are currently 2 vessels carrying the historical Polish name Wigry; this small tanker, whose owners are listed with a Cyprus address but the vessel is registered in Gdynia, and the bulker Wigry, owned by Wigry Shipping of Marshall Islands,which is flagged in Panama and operated by Polsteam.