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Mobil Falcon - (1975-1991)
See her also as : Harrier - (1991-2000)

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"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'
276,009 SDWT
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.
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"Mobil Falcon".
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"Mobil Falcon".
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"Mobil Falcon".
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"Mobil Falcon", during a Re-engine early 1980's.
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"Mobil Falcon", during a Re-engine early 1980's.

Name: Harrier
IMO No: 7381180
Ex: Mobil Falcon-1993
Built: 1975
Type: Tanker
Status: Demolished 11/2000, Panyu, China
SubType: Crude
Flag: Marshall Islands
DWT: 280,497
Draft: 19.75
Builder: Sumitomo H.I.
GT: 144,209
LOA: 341.28
Owner: Exxon Mobil Corporation
NT:
Beam: 54.46
Speed/Cons: 17.00/120.00
Class: AB
Depth: 27.41
Engine Type: Steam turbines, ( Rebuild to Diesel propulsion, 2x Pielstick, in 1979, 26480 kW )
Cubic: 341,328

The Miramar Ship Index for "MOBIL FALCON"
IDNo:
7381180
Year:
1975
Name:
MOBIL FALCON
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
14.03.1975
Flag:
LBR
Date of completion:
1975

DWT:
277000
Yard No:
1019
Length overall:
341.3
Ship Design:
LPP:
324.0
Country of build:
JPN
Beam:
54.5
Builder:
Sumitomo
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Uraga
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-16

Subsequent History:
[ 1980 re-engined, 1D.13 ] - 1991 HARRIER

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Guangzhou 10.11.2000.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
7381180
7381180
1975
MOBIL FALCON
125393
Mobil Sg & Tptn Co.
7381180
7381180
1975
HARRIER
125393
1991
Mobil Overseas Sg.