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The 1962 Harland & Wolff, Glasgow, built BRITISH MERLIN was here photographed passing Hoek van Holland, outbound from Rotterdam, on 3rd July 1970.

Renamed BP ENTERPRISE between 1965 and 1968, BRITISH MERLIN was sold to the Philippine National Oil Company in 1977 and renamed LSCO BASILAN, then in 1982 PNOC BASILAN.

She suffered and explosuon and fire on 26.11.83 off La Union Province on a voyage from Manila Bay to Poro Point with a cargo of oil, kerosene and gasoline, sinking later the same day off Agoo, Luzon Island.
· Date: Tue, 23 July 19 · Views: 215
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Keywords: BRITISH MERLIN
Location photo was taken: Hoek van Holland
Date photo was taken: 3.7.70
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peter83
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Registered: December 2006
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Tue, 23 July 19 05:45

My second ship as an apprentice in 1964 - wasn't very impressed as we were on the Baltic run in winter and was very pleased when I got transferred to the British Oak and headed for warmer climes.
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Old Janner
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Thu, 25 July 19 03:09

Looks low in the water here, good looking photo of a "Birdie" Boat.
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