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Name: APSHERON
Type: Tanker
Launched: 16/02/1976
Completed: 06/07/1976
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 71
Dimensions: 32040dwt, 19614grt, 11035nrt, 161.53 x 25.76 x 14.99metres
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, Sulzer type, 6cyl (760 x 1550mm), 12000bhp
Engines by: Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, Whiteinch, Glasgow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 15.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
06/07/1976 USSR Novorossiysk Shipping Co, Novorossiysk
1991 Fenix Maritime Co Ltd, Valletta
2004 Mieza Shipping, Monrovia
2007 Registered at Batumi
2007 Renamed MING XI JU
20/07/2007 Broken up
Comments: 16/02/1976: Launched as ROBKAP II for Nikreis Maritime (Cayman) Co Ltd
2007: Renamed MING XI JU for delivery to the breakers
20/07/2007: Arrived at Alang for breaking up


Above photo as ROBKAP II is copyright of Norman Dunn

Above photo as ROBKAP II is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as APSHERON is copyright of Ron Mapplebeck

Above photo as APSHERON is copyright of Pieter Melissen

Above photo as APSHERON is copyright of Phil English

Above photo as APSHERON is copyright of Tony Frost

Above photo as APSHERON is copyright of Marcelo Vieira