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Name: OPPORTUNITY
Type: Tanker
Launched: 06/10/1975
Completed: 11/1976
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 63
Dimensions: 262166dwt, 119821grt, 103320nrt, 330.72 x 51.82 x 25.61metres
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, DR Geared, 32000shp
Engines by: GEC Turbine Generators Ltd, Manchester
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 476760
History:
11/1976 Tiger Shipping Co Ltd
1979 Compagnie Nationale de Navigation, Le Havre; renamed THERMIDOR
1988 RL Sapphire Shipping Corp; renamed EL OMAR
1989 Great Octopus Shipping Inc; renamed NEW RESOURCE
1994 Thai Resource Tanker Inc; renamed THAI RESOURCE
2005 Renamed THAI
11/09/2005 Broken up
Comments: Launched as TYNE PRIDE for Meridor Tankers, but delivered as OPPORTUNITY
2005: Renamed THAI for the delivery voyage to the breakers
11/09/2005: Broken up at Chittagong


Above photo as TYNE PRIDE courtesy of Tony Frost

Above photo as TYNE PRIDE copyright of Ron Mapplebeck

Above photo as TYNE PRIDE copyright of Ken Lubi

Above photo as THERMIDOR copyright of Pieter Melissen