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Imperial Oil Shipping Co., Ltd.
Imperial Skeena - (1970-2000)
See also : The building of the "Imperial Skeena"   & Film "Imperial Skeena", Coastal Tanker

 
"Imperial Skeena", was build in 1970. Sold in 2000 as "Ocean Courier".
In 1970-2000 she was owned by Imperial Oil Ltd., Toronto ON. In 2000 she was owned by Ionian Shipping & Trading Co.

In 1970 she cost $3.23 million. She operated from the Esso Refinery at Ioco on Burard Inlet. She delivers up
to 8 different petroleum products as far as Nanaimo and Victoria. "was subsequently placed in service carrying
petroleum products to B.C. coastal ports, replacing the older tanker Imperial Vancouver. This was the first vessel
on the B.C. coast to be fitted with a bulbous bow for increased propulsion efficiency, and the first Canadian tanker
designed to carry containers and palletized packaged petroleum products in addition to her bulk oil capacity of
1.3 million gallons. Her 3,000-horsepower diesel engines are operated by remote control consoles in the wheel
house and a control room forward. In addition to twin screws and rudders, she was fitted with a 185-horsepower
bow-thrust propeller for added maneuverability."

"Imperial Skeena".
( Photo M.A. Jackson Collection )
 
"Imperial Skeena".
 
"Imperial Skeena", off Orange Point, Campbell River Canada.
( Photo Copyright Andrew Fisher )
 
"Imperial Skeena", off Orange Point, Campbell River Canada.
( Photo Copyright Andrew Fisher )
 
"Imperial Skeena".
( Photo Copyright Walter E Frost Vancouver )
 
"Ocean Courier", ex. "Imperial Skeena".
 
"Ocean Courier", ex. "Imperial Skeena".
 
"Ocean Courier", ex. "Imperial Skeena", in Roads of Port of Spain, Trinidad, December 22nd, 2014.
( Photo Copyright Gerolf Drebes )

The Miramar Ship Index for "IMPERIAL SKEENA"
IDNo:
7005281
Year:
1970
Name:
IMPERIAL SKEENA
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
29.11.1969
Flag:
CAN
Date of completion:
04.1970

Ton:
3047
Link:
-
DWT:
4860
Yard No:
344
Length overall:
91.5
Ship Design:
LPP:
88.4
Country of build:
CAN
Beam:
16.4
Builder:
Burrard DD Co.
Material of build:
Location of yard:
N Vancouver
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
2D-12.5

Subsequent History:
2000 OCEAN COURIER

Disposal Data:
-

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
7005281
7005281
1970
IMPERIAL SKEENA
3047
Imperial Oil Ltd.
7005281
7005281
1970
OCEAN COURIER
3047
2000
Ionian Shipping & Trading