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Name: HINDUSTAN
Type: Tanker
Launched: 12/05/1976
Completed: 09/1976
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 91
Dimensions: 19867grt, 11396nrt, 31700dwt, 190.9 x 26.9 x 10.3(draft) metres
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, Sulzer type,7cyl (760 x 1550mm), 14000bhp
Engines by: Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, Whiteinch, Glasgow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 363067; IMO: 7343346
History:
09/1976 Hindustan SS Co Ltd (Common Bros (Management) Ltd), Newcastle
1978 Marsden Point Tankers Ltd (Union SS Co of New Zealand), Wellington
1978 Renamed AMOKURA
1993 Fogarty Maritime Co Ltd (Blue Flag Navigation Ltd), Limassol
1993 Unknown owners; renamed TRANSPORTER LT
1998 Great Masters Shipping, Limassol;renamed EASTMAN SPIRIT
2001 Vesting Shipping SA, Limassol; renamed GLOBAL SPIRIT
2003 Renamed GLOBAL SPIRIT III
2005 Renamed NORTHSEA
29/05/2007 Sank
Comments: 29/05/2007: Sank after being set on fire by lightning off Benin at 04.44N - 02.43E


Above photo as HINDUSTAN courtesy of Richard Cox

Above 2 photos as AMOKURA copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as AMOKURA copyright of Stuart Scott