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IBN HAYYAN

IBN HAYYAN

One of the 13 standard vessels built on the Clyde between 1974 and 1978 for the then Kuwait Shipping Co.
Another batch were built under licence in Korea by Hyundai.
This shot was taken in 1975 as IBN HAYYAN returned from trials.In the background is reefer LOCH LOMOND fitting out and her sister LOCH

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Generically known as the "Kuwait" class, 38 were built and most of them are now scrapped. This one went to Indian breakers 7/2000.

The only U.K. built survivor is the Dong Ming Liu Ho now trading in China. Three of the Hyundai examples are still afloat and still under UASC ownership, Ibn Al Moataz, Ibn Bassam and Ibn Younus.
 

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Phill,

They were actually known as 'K' class - I don't know if this was associated with the (then) state of registry or not.

I sailed on the first 'K' class - Al Mubarakiah - after taking her out for trials in 1974. Did the full guarantee voyage back to drydock in Antwerp (13 months). This included a double header to Japan from the gulf then back to Europe.


Regards,

Steve.
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I was under the impression that they were called "K" Class after the initial engine builders KINCADE, however this may be conjecture. I sailed on a good selection of thes vessels from 79-86 reliable to the point of almost beeing boring, as far cry from the small russians.
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Thanks for this Fairfield,
This is how they were all the times I worked on them.
Big difference in the photo of later years.
Stan
 

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