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Clara Ann

Clara Ann Manchester Ship Canal

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IMO [COLOR="blue"]7710111[/COLOR] , Dead.
Ship Type : Lead Alkyl Anti Knok Conpound / Caustic Soda Tanker.
Build in 1979 by Nippon Kokan KK Tsu Japan as " [COLOR="blue"]ESSI GINA [/COLOR]" for Bjarne Ruud Pedersens Rederi A/S Oslo Norway.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 11.721 / 6.342 / 16.529.
Main Engine : B&W 6L67GF - 11.200 bhp.

1990 Sold/Transferred to Wilhelm Wilhelmsens Redei A/S Oslo Norway.
1994 Renamed " [COLOR="blue"]CLARA ANN [/COLOR]".
1999 Sold to Artax Shipping Inc (Paramar Marine Enterprise Ltd as manager) Panama City Panama,renamed " [COLOR="Blue"]CORSICA[/COLOR] ".
2000 BU Alang India.



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6 headlines and 2 breastlines- look like wire moorings-- seems a bit over the top,especially for an inland berth?Unless they are out on the bight for slipping? Is there a lot of interaction from closely-passing ships at this berth?

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John Shaw. I took this photo while on a 'Manchester Ship Canal Cruise' in 96. You might have a point - there is passing shipping in this narrow waterway.

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Yes, dangerous cargo indeed.

She is moored at the United Octel (Ellesmere Port) berth loading anti-knock compound (tetraethyl lead) for d/c Singapore or Indonesia. Essie Ann was another frequent visitor for same cargo. These were specialist vessels constructed for the particular trade of the commodity.


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