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Esso Demetia - (1973-1992)
See also : Repairs on "Esso Demetia", Singapore 1983
"Esso Demetia".
( Photo collection Niels Kleis Frederiksen )
 
"Esso Demetia".
 
 "Esso Demetia".
 
"Esso Demetia".
( Photo Copyright Pieter Melissen )
 
"Esso Demetia".
( Photo Copyright Pieter Melissen )
 
"Esso Demetia" in her new look after the fire in August 1988.
 
"Esso Demetia" build in 1973.
 
"Esso Demetia".
 
"Esso Demetia".
"Esso Demetia".
Engine Control Room "Esso "Demetia".
"Esso Demetia".
 
"Esso Demetia".
( Collection Jan Goedhart )
DAMAGE REPAIRS ON THE ESSO DEMETIA.
The picture above shows the Esso Demetia the morning after it was attacked by Iranian speedboats (The Bridge, August 1988).
You can see how one fire monitor is still spray ing water. The damage to the Esso Demetia was repaired in Singapore, together with
planned maintenance and special survey nr. 3. Major repair items were the partial retubing of a boiler superheater, anode instal-
lation in the clean ballast tanks, and the partial recoating of the tanks. Also some severe problems with the diesel generator
were encountered. It turned out, though, that the repair would take too long, so it was decided to rent a Caterpillar generator
installed temporarily on the aft main deck.
 
"Esso Demetia", getting up to speed, having just dropped people off at Suez. The convoy, the "Esso Demetia" was in
the previous night, had one of the American nuclear powered aircraft carriers leading - aiming for the first war in Iraq.
That carrier had been doing 30+ knots to get to Port Said, for that convoy.
( Photo Julian Lelliott )
 
"Esso Demetia".
 
"Esso Demetia".
 
"Esso Demetia".

Original Name
Esso Demetia
Type
VLCC
Delivered
01-05-1973
IMO No
7310789
Builder & Yard
Kockums Mekaniska Verkstads AB., Malmö, Sweden
Yard No
539
Engine
Steam
KW
23872
GRT
125293
NTR
96678
DWT
258979
LOA
340,52
LBP
330,08
Beam
51,87
Draft
20,07
Depth
25,61
Other names and history
1994 So Dem
1994 Scrapped at Gadani Beach
Scrapped
01-10-1994

The Miramar Ship Index for "ESSO DEMETIA"
IDNo:
7310789
Year:
1973
Name:
ESSO DEMETIA
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
17.03.1973
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
01.05.1973

Tons:
125293
Link:
-
DWT:
258979
Yard No:
539
Length overall:
340.5
Ship Design:
LPP:
330.1
Country of build:
SWE
Beam:
51.9
Builder:
Kockums
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Malmo
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-16

Subsequent History:
1994 SO DEM

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Gadani Beach 01.10.1994.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
7310789
7310789
1973
ESSO DEMETIA
125293
Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd.
7310789
7310789
1973
SO DEM
125293
1994
Smit Tak Towage Pte Ltd.