20th October 2005, 11:02
..now I'm just thinking out loud (but already I imagine Ruud delving into his picture database!!). This Finnish tanker co. had in the early 70s some really drop-dead gorgeous (one could almost add 'blonde' cos they were all a delicate off-white/buff) vessels. The one I'm thinking of (name eludes me) had a midship accommodation that could have been Porsche designed, in fact the whole ship was what I always imagined a tanker of that era should look like. In BP we had but one that had a 'designer-look' to it, being the French-built 'British Diplomat' although thinking about it, the 'Light Class' also had a rakish appeal. So, any offers? The name of this vessel has been causing me some serious headaches over the years. RUUD, HELP!!!! (...at least, I think it was Neste)
20th October 2005, 12:17
Well there was a Finnish company, NESTE O/Y Naartali/Nadental that owned the NESTEFOX and LUNNI and the first one was a liquefied gas tanker, the other one an icebreaking tanker.But I'm sure they will have had others.
Here the LUNNI:
Will have a look for the other one.
20th October 2005, 17:37
Two with midships I remember was Purha and Vinha,there was another but her name eludes me at the moment,Purha was built 1968 La Seyne and the Vinha in the same place 1969
20th October 2005, 18:00
Also the Tervi, see my photo at: http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=70662
20th October 2005, 18:41
The Uikku on trials Rendsburg, Kiel Canal 1977. 11,290gt sold russia 2003 renamed Varzuga imo 7500401
23rd October 2005, 16:36
Some Neste tanker names from 70's: Enskeri, Tiiskeri, Nunnalahti and Palva.
Their website is (with nonexistent info about old tankers)
24th October 2005, 10:50
I think you are right on the mark with TIISKERI, if you only had a pic or tell me where to find one, I'd be very grateful!
24th October 2005, 11:16
These were built in the '70's:
Tervi & Palva, Purha & Vinha, Tiiskeri & Enskeri.
I thought the Tervi was the first of this serie to be built in Finland in 1962;
For the moment Paul, couldn't find a photo, but will continue searching for one of these, but still hard to find.
There is a "Finnish Martime Index" book, maybe they can help out.
24th October 2005, 16:52
When I saw the Tiiskeri trading she had a chopper deck on the poop 1980/81
24th October 2005, 20:42
Tiskeri and Einskeri were much bigger than the other ships. They were over
100,000 dw tons. Probably amongst the last large tankers to be built with Bridge amidships and amongst the first ships of that size to be fitted with bow thrusts. I seem to remember that they had an unusually large permanent ballast capacity for crude oil tankers.
Nestegas and Nestefox were unusual in that they were fitted with stern and not bow thrusts.
I piloted them all regularly into and out of the Tees in the 1980's
8th December 2005, 18:14
Finally found a photo of the Tiiskeri
8th December 2005, 18:59
were they not registered in Nacar or something like that
8th December 2005, 19:16
8th December 2005, 19:19
Cheers Ruud we used to call it the Finnish Congo when we traded up there