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Name: CHEMICAL EXPLORER
Type: Tanker
Launched: 20/10/1971
Completed: 05/1972
Builder: Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 36
Dimensions: 17980grt, 10339nrt, 29087dwt, 160.03 x 25.30 x 14.03metres
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, B & W type, 6cyl (740 x 1600), 11600bhp
Engines by: JG Kincaid & Co Ltd, Greenock
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 15.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 343169; (IMO: 7121346)
History:
05/1972 Anglo Eastern Bulkships Ltd (Denholm Ship Management Ltd), London
1977 Norchem Shipping Co Ltd, London
1979 Norholm Shipping Co Ltd, London
1981 Venturer Shipping Co Ltd, London
1982 Explorer Shipping Co Ltd, London
1985 Brilliant Corp, Limassol; renamed BRILLIANT
1993 Antibrill Seacarriers Ltd, Limassol
22/11/1996 Broken up
Comments: 22/11/1996: Arrived at Chittagong to be broken up
24/11/1996: Broken up by A Main Ispat


Above photo as CHEMICAL EXPLORER is copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo as CHEMICAL EXPLORER is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as CHEMICAL EXPLORER is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as BRILLIANT is copyright of Peter Wearing