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Harrier - (1991-2000)
See her also as : Mobil Falcon - (1975-1991)
"Mobil Falcon" build in 1975, renamed in 1993 as "Harrier".
Sistership is : Mobil Harrier - (1975-1993)
Harrier, ex Mobil Falcon 1991
LOA 1119' 9"; Beam 178' 53/4"; Draught 70' 41/4"
Built 1975 by Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Yokosuka, Japan. Owned by Mobil Overseas Shipping (Bermuda) Limited, she
was delivered as a steam turbine vessel and was later re-equipped with twin diesel, medium speed
Pielstick 12VPC4 engines developing 18,000HP.
In 1985, on passage from Qua Iboe, Nigeria, a crew member was taken ill and the vessel headed for Lagos, Nigeria, at
full speed. But for 24 hours she was only able to make 5 knots. She then increased her speed suddenly. Various theories
were put forward to explain this, one of which suggested that the vessel had caught some semi-submerged wreckage
that had impeded her.
As Mobil Falcon, she underwent a major refit and life extension docking in 1990/1991 and is on bareboat charter to Mobil
Shipping and Transportation Company. As the name Falcon was not available on the Bermudian registry, her name was
changed to Harrier in February 1991.
Scrapped in 2000.
IMO No: 7381180
Ex: Mobil Falcon-1993
Status: Demolished 11/2000, Panyu, China
Flag: Marshall Islands
Builder: Sumitomo H.I.
Owner: Exxon Mobil Corporation
Engine Type: Steam turbines, ( Rebuild to Diesel propulsion, 2x Pielstick, in 1979, 26480 kW )
The Miramar Ship Index for "MOBIL FALCON"
[ 1980 re-engined, 1D.13 ] - 1991 HARRIER
Scrapped at Guangzhou 10.11.2000.