Shipsphotos and data from different Photographers and Locations.
Built; 1977 Hyundai Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries Ltd. Ulsan. 2323 South Korea.
15,122 gt. 23,613 dwt. Loa- 175.32m. Beam-23.98m. Draught-10.402m. Teus- 386.
Engines; 1x B&W Motor- 12,500 hp. Harland & Wollf Ltd. Belfast. N Ireland. UK. 16 knots.
Names; IBN AL-BEITAR-1977>86;
Fate; LOST <> 1986. PERSIAN GULF <> BANDAR KHOMEINI.
Date & Location; 20th March 1983 <> Liverpool, England, UK.
"IBN AL-BEITAR" (Ira/Basrah) UNITED Arab Shipping Co. (S.A.G.) Safat, Kuwait.
(Call Sign HNNB)
1977<>1983 Trading where required, world wide
20th March 1983 berthed, loading at Liverpool. (Observation)
1983 <>1985 Trading where required, world wide
12th October 1985 left Yokohama for Dammam. (LSI 02-1987) NOW Kuwait flagged (Call Sign 9KEX) (Official Number KT1489)
24th November 1985 seized by Iranian naval forces in the Gulf of Oman.
13th April 1986 confiscated by Iran on the grounds that she was owned by Iraq. (
23rd December 1986 while being sailed by an Iranian crew she was attacked, holed and set on fire by Iraqi missiles. She made her way to Bandar Khomeini.
31st December 1986 sank off Bandar Khomeini.
E&OE; This is not a complete history, just my own notes. David Williams. ©
I hope this was worth the wait.
Flag/PoR; Sgp / Singapore.
Built; 2016 Sasaki Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Osakikamijima, Hiroshima. 693 Japan.
6,220 Grt. 7,198 Dwt. Loa- 113.08m. Beam- 19.00m. Draught- 6.80m. Tanks- 2.
Engines; 1x MAN-B&W Motor- 2,750 kW. Hitachi Zosen KK. Innoshima. Japan.
Names; EPIC BONAIRE-2016>//;
Fate; 2020 still in service.
Date & Location; 24th August 2018 <> Rotterdam, New Waterway, Netherlands.
Flag/PoR; Deu / Hamburg.
Built; 1981 Sietas. J.J.Sietas Schiffswerft KG GmbH & Co. Hamburg. 927 West Germany.
999 Grt. 2,820 Dwt. Loa- 87.97m. Beam- 11.31m. Draught- 4.671m. Teus- 90.
Engines; 1x Deutz Motor-985 hp Klockner Humboldt Deutz. Cologne. West Germany. 11.5 knots.
Names; CAROLA-1981>94; LANIA-98; ANDREA-07; Merlin-11; Gulf River-19; Mastrokostas-//;
Fate; 2020 still in service. 1st June 2020 bound for Volos.
Date & Location; 24th May 1984 <> River Mersey, leaving Gladstone Lock, Liverpool, England, UK.
Built; 1978 Hindustan Shipyard Ltd. Visakhapatnam. 171008 India.
13,482 Grt. 21,283 Dwt. Loa- 162.34m. Beam- 22.84m. Draught- 10.337m.
Engines; 1x Pielstick Motor- 9,000 hp Blohm & Voss AG. Hamburg, West Gemany. 15 knots.
Names; INDIAN GRACE-1978>93; Blue Print-94;
Fate; SCRAPPED <> 1994. BANGLADESH <> CHITTAGONG.
Date & Location; 14th May 1984 - Off Liverpool, River Mersey, England, UK.