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Esso Mersey - (1972-1994)
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"Esso Mersey", 12,323 grt, built by Cammell Laird, Birkenhead in 1972. Renamed in 1994 as "Petro Mersey".
Scrapped in 2000 in Mumbai.

Gas explosion at Fawley on 04/09/1991.
Sadly, the C/O and an A.B. died.
A pump room explosion, the force of which went up & into the cargo control room and
exited through the forward starboard door at poop deck level.

Full first report here: ( http://www.maib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Esso_%20mersey_pub_1996.pdf )
Full original report here: ( http://www.maib.gov.uk/cms_resources...l%20report.pdf )

 
"Esso Mersey".
 
"Esso Mersey".
"Esso Mersey", seen sailing outbound at Tilbury on 27/12/80.
( Photo by John Jones )   
 
"Esso Mersey".
 
"Esso Mersey".
"Esso Mersey".
"Esso Mersey".
"Esso Mersey".
 
"Esso Mersey".
 
"Esso Mersey".

The Miramar Ship Index for "ESSO MERSEY"
IDNo:
7207188
Year:
1972
Name:
ESSO MERSEY
Keel:
19.07.1971
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
01.03.1972
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
30.06.1972

Tons:
12323
Link:
-
DWT:
20187
Yard No:
1350
Length overall:
166.5
Ship Design:
LPP:
160.5
Country of build:
UK
Beam:
22.8
Builder:
Cammell Laird
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Birkenhead
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1D-15.5

Subsequent History:
1994 PETRO MERSEY

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at  Mumbai 21.04.2000.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
358496
7207188
7207188
1972
ESSO MERSEY
12323
Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd.
358496
7207188
7207188
1972
ESSO MERSEY
12323
1989
Esso Marine UK Ltd.
358496
7207188
7207188
1972
PETRO MERSEY
12323
1994
Esso Marine UK Ltd.