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Esso Saba - (1974-1987)
Zie ook / See also : The building of the Esso Saba   &  Zie ook / See also : Extra Photos, building the Esso Saba

Zie ook / See also : More photos "Esso Saba" - 1  &  Zie ook / See also : Hoog bezoek op de Esso Saba

Zie ook / See also :  Interior photos Esso Saba   &  Zie ook / See also : Engineroom photos Esso Saba

Zie ook / See also : More photos "Esso Saba" - 2  &  Zie ook / See also : Some other photos Esso Saba

Zie ook / See also : "Esso Saba" als "FPSO Brasil"  &  Zie ook / See also : Esso Freeport  &  Moscliff

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"Esso Saba", op de Weser, komend vanaf de AG Weser werf te Bremen.
( AG Weser Photo )
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"Esso Saba".
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"Esso Saba".
( Esso Photo )
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"Esso Saba".
( Esso Photo )
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"Esso Saba", at Europoort, Rotterdam.
( Photo Copyright Pieter Melissen )
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"Esso Saba", lightening to the "Esso Cardiff".
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"Esso Saba", lightening to the "Esso Cardiff".
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"Esso Saba".
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"Esso Saba".
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Foto van het schilderij van de "Esso Saba", gemaakt door Hans Breeman in 1987.
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"Esso Saba", seen here as "Esso Freeport", departing Europoort, Rotterdam, March 23rd, 1993.
( Photo met dank aan Teun vd Zee )
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"Esso Saba", seen here as "Esso Freeport".
( Photo collection Jan Goedhart )
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"Esso Freeport", ex. "Esso Saba", a wire photo.

Dubai.
The Gulf, Nov. 16 th 1987. The Exxon owned tanker "Esso Freetown", pictured thirty miles (30) off Ras al-Khaimah Monday after it had been attacked by Iranian gunboats. The 260,851 ton tanker was steaming towards the Straith of Hormuz with minor damage after four or five rocket propelled grenates had been fired at it. Only one hit was vissible in the hull, but the hit had not pierced the ship. The "Esso Freeport" was one of three merchant ships to be attacked in two days in apparent retailiation for twelve Iraqi attacks on Iranian oil exports.
( Photo + Text The Morning Call )

Dubai.
Perzische  Golf, 16 Nov. 1987. De Exxon tanker "Esso Freetown", afgebeeld dertig mijl (30) van Ras al-Khaimah.
Maandag, nadat het was aangevallen door Iraanse kanonneerboten. De 260.851 tons tanker vaart naar de Straat van Hormuz met lichte schade na vier of vijf raket aangedreven projectielen. Slechts een raakte de romp, maar doorboorde de scheepshuid niet. De "Esso Freeport" was een van de drie koopvaardij schepen die werden aangevallen in twee dagen tijd, na twaalf Iraakse aanvallen op Iraanse olie-export.

 Iran Attacks Three Tankers In The Gulf
Posted: November 17, 1987
MANAMA, Bahrain — Iranian gunboats attacked three tankers in the Persian Gulf yesterday, including a U.S.- owned vessel whose captain apparently pleaded for help over his radio from any American warship in the vicinity.
Shipping sources said that the captain of the Esso Freeport was overheard calling on the ship's radio, "American warship, American warship" as his vessel came under attack.
There was no response from any warship, the sources said, and it was not known if any U.S. naval vessel was in the area.
U.S. warships are prohibited from intervening during attacks on ships other those flying the American flag.
The Esso Freeport was attacked by two Iranian gunboats firing rocket- propelled grenades in the southern end of the gulf. The ship is owned by oil giant Exxon Corp., based in New York, and is registered in the Bahamas.
Damage was slight, according to shipping sources based in the gulf, and no injuries were reported.
The ship had taken on a full load of crude oil in Saudi Arabia over the weekend.
The second Iranian attack yesterday was on a Greek vessel, the Filikon L. It took place close to the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow waterway at the mouth of the gulf.
Two Iranian speedboats fired on the the Greek ship, causing a fire on board, according to the shipping sources. The damage to the ship could not be immediately determined.
The third ship attacked was the Lucy, which was hit off Oman by rocket- propelled grenades fired from Iranian gunboats, according to North American Ship Agencies of New York, the owner.
The Lucy, which flies the Liberian flag, reported minor damage, but no casualties.
The gunboat attacks appeared to be retaliation for a recent wave of Iraqi air raids against Iranian oil installations and tankers ferrying oil from Iran.
( From Inquirer Wire Services )
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"Esso Saba", seen here as "Moscliff (II)".
( Copyright J + J Lassen, photocollection )

Original Name
Esso Saba
Type
VLCC
Delivered
23-05-1974
IMO No
7360849
Builder & Yard
A.G. »Weser«, Bremen, Germany
Yard No
1378
Engine
Steam
KW
23872
GRT
126943
NTR
98702
DWT
256740
LOA
347,81
LBP
329,22
Beam
51,87
Draft
20,45
Depth
25,61
Other names and history
1987 Esso Freeport
1993 Moscliff
2002 Rebuild as FPSO Brasil
2015 Scrapped at Zhoushan, China
Scrapped
20-01-2015

Ship Report for "ESSO SABA"
IDNo:
7360849
Year:
1974
Name:
ESSO SABA
Keel:
11.1973
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
28.03.1974
Flag:
ANT
Date of completion:
23.05.1974

Tons:
126943
Link:
-
DWT:
256740
Yard No:
1378
Length overall:
347.8
Ship Design:
LPP:
329.2
Country of build:
DEU
Beam:
51.9
Builder:
Weser
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Bremen
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-15.5

Subsequent History:
1987 ESSO FREEPORT - 1993 MOSCLIFF -
[ 2002 converted to FPSO tanker ] -
2002 FPSO BRASIL

Disposal Data:
Engines removed 2002 & scrapped at Zhoushan, China 28.01.2015. [ By Zhoushan Changhong Intnl. ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
7360849
7360849
1974
ESSO SABA
126943
Esso Tankvaart Nederlandse Antilles N.V.
7360849
7360849
1974
ESSO FREEPORT
126943
1987
Esso Intnl Sg Ltd.
7360849
7360849
1974
MOSCLIFF
126943
1993
The Thornhope Sg Co Ltd.
7360849
7360849
1974
MOSCLIFF
126943
1997
Mosvold Tanker One Ltd.
7360849
7360849
1974
MOSCLIFF
126943
1998
Moscliff Investments Ltd.
7360849
7360849
1974
FPSO BRASIL
126943
2002
Single Buoy Moorings Inc.