The Norwegian motor tanker Ora (9537 grt / 5640 nrt) was completed in December 1937 by Kockums Mekaniske Verksted at Malmö, yard no. 197. She could load up to 14,985 ts of crude oil. Driven by a Kockums-built MAN oil engine with 4500 H.P.
Upon commissioning the Ora was taken over by D/S A/S Ora (O.
The German S/S BILBAO,90m/2.450gt, completed 16/07/1922 by Nordeutsche Werft GmbH, Geestemunde, for Oldenburg Portugiesiche D.R.(OPDR), Hamburg; 1932 KAMERUN chartered to Woermann Linie, Hamburg; 1938 PLUS chartered to F.Laeisz Afrikanische Frucht Co.;1939 in Las Palmas when war broken and escaped f
Spain Mediterranean 1980. The Spanish registered Bilbao acting as receiving and storage tanker for the semi sub rig Afortunada. Operating for Chevron oil Co. Seen from the rig, the flare is burning gas from the separators. The tanker was old and had tank vents on deck, no inerting, and was conside