Built 1981 by Nieuwe Nederlandsche Scheepswerven BV Groningen LOA 298 ft 7 in Beam 42 ft 8 in 3266 DWT 1599 GRT. Esso's newer dedicated bitumen tanker. Sold latterly to Crescent Shipping and became the Crescent Highway. There was a story that Esso changed the original yard design by adding an extra deck of accommodation, in doing so the vessel was so tender that she had to have 200 tons of permanent ballast added? How much truth in that I wouldn't know, but perhaps an SN member can put us right.