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Photographer:John Jones [View profile]Title:BRITISH MERLINAdded:Jan 05, 2008
Photo Category: Crude Oil Tankers
63,661 g.t.
114,760 DWT.
Isle of Man flagged BP tanker built by Samsung, South Korea in 2003.
Seen arriving in the Thames Estuary from Flotta bound for Coryton on 7/8/05.
Vessel Identification
Name:British Merlin
Flag:Isle Of Man (uk)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tanker
Gross tonnage:63,661 tons
Summer DWT:114,761 tons
Length:252 m
Beam:43 m
Draught:8 m

Additional Information
Home port:Douglas (isle Of Man)
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:2003
AIS Information
Last known position:
36°14’3.6” N, 15°26’12” E
Speed, course (heading):
12.3kts, 91° (88°)
Arrival:2nd Sep 2017
18:00:18 UTC
Last update:
2 days 0 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 September 2nd, 18:00:18 UTCEgskt
2017 August 26th, 12:00:59 UTCGibraltar For Order
2017 August 26th, 12:00:09 UTCGibraltar
2017 August 15th, 04:00:41 UTCFor Order
2017 August 15th, 04:00:39 UTCFrleh
2017 July 28th, 22:00:58 UTCRunvs
2017 July 26th, 07:00:15 UTCDardanelles
2017 June 10th, 01:00:15 UTCOpl Malta For Order
2017 June 8th, 20:00:12 UTCValletta,malta
2017 May 24th, 04:00:53 UTCTrieste,italy
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Photo Comments (3)

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John Jones on Aug 11, 2005 07:11 (12 years ago)
Thank you for the nice comments. Yes, I was sitting on the sea wall at Canvey Island. I had been down the other side of it but at high tide ships wash can catch you out and give you wet feet!

It's a bit limited in angles there if the sun comes out because it's right against you.
John J.
Kent Malo on Aug 10, 2005 23:32 (12 years ago)
I agree with BW Fisher,Another great shot John,
BRIAN FISHER on Aug 10, 2005 14:41 (12 years ago)
Very interesting views of BM. Were you shore side to take them? In any case I thought they came out very well.
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