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One of their really big ones in recent years.
· Date: Tue, 11 October 11 · Views: 675
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Source of Image, If not your own: From collection late Alan Eadie Esso Master
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callpor
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Tue, 11 October 11 12:00

Esso Atlantic and sister ship Esso Pacific at 508.3 KDWT were the largest vessels ever built for Exxon entering service in 1977. This was to be short lived as the oil crisis and freight rates in the early 1980's forced Exxon to lay-up these vessels in Aalesund, Norway, where they remained for several years. Many other oil majors did likewise with their huge fleets of U/VLCC's. When re-activated in the mid 1980's both vessels were sold to Hellespont. I was fortunate to be C/O on the Esso Cardiff in 1977 when we carried-out 3 lighterings from the Esso Atlantic in Lyme Bay on her first voyage to Europe. An interesting huge vessel which made VLCC's appear small? I've got some photos of her somewher, will have to dig them out as they clearly show the size of pipelines and manifolf valves.
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randcmackenzie
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Tue, 11 October 11 18:28

Hello Callpor,

I think it was Ceres Helenic (Livanos) not Hellespont - they were renamed Capetan ?? Giannis or Hatsis?
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Wed, 12 October 11 00:14

IMO 7376525.
Class : American Bureau of Shipping.
Ship Type : Crude Oil Tanker - ULCC.
Build in 1977 by Hitachi Zozen Ariake Shipyard Ariake Japan as " ESSO ATLANTIC " for Esso Tankers Inc Monrovia Liberia.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 234.628 / 201.698 / 516.803.
Machinery : Kawasaki Steam Turbine UC-450/80 - 45.000 Shp.

1983 Transferred to Esso International Shipping (Bahamas) Co Ltd Nassau Bahamas.
1987 Transferred to Esso Eastern Marine Ltd Nassau Bahamas.
1990 Sold to Elmar Inc ( Ceres Hellenic Shipping Ltd Athens as manager ) Athens Greece,renamed " KAPETAN GIANNIS ".
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cmakin
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Wed, 12 October 11 12:37

I worked for ABS when the sale was complete and did all of the name change paperwork offshore Galveston, Texas at the lightering area.
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