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Name: GANDARA
Type: LPG Tanker
Launched: 20/10/1975
Completed: 04/1976
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Hebburn Yard
Yard Number: 83
Dimensions: 15611grt, 9205nrt, 17650dwt, 160.5 x 24.0 x 9.8(draft) metres
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, B&W type, 7cyl (740 x 1600mm), 14600bhp
Engines by: JG Kincaid & Co Ltd, Greenock
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 366075; (IMO: 7343267)
History:
04/1976 Peninsular & Oriental SN Co Ltd (P&O Bulk Shipping Division), London
05/1985 Gandara Ltd (P&O Ship Management Ltd), London
12/1985 LNG Carriers Ltd, London
10/1986 Jennings Co Ltd, Hamilton, Bermuda; renamed HELIKON
1996 Varun Shipping Co, Mumbai; renamed MAHARSHI VASISHTH
2009 Unknown owners; renamed VASISHTH
12/06/2009 Broken up
Comments: 12/06/2009: Arrived at Chittagong for breaking up


Above photo as GANDARA, dated 06/04/1985, is copyright of Michael Green

Above photo as GANDARA, dated 06/04/1985, is copyright of Michael Green

Above photo as GANDARA copyright of Ray Smith

Above photo as GANDARA copyright of AirFotos

Above photo as HELIKON courtesy of Photoship