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Ypermachos
Launched as RIO TINTO.
And see "YPERMACHOS" as : Rio Tinto & Golar Liz & New Prosperity & Swansea

Sadly, no photo Available, anyone ??

The Miramar Ship Index for
YPERMACHOS
IDNo / IMO
7386506
Year
1981
Name
YPERMACHOS
Flag
ESP
Owner
Union Explosivos Rio Tinto S.A.
Type
Tanker
Tons
138818
DWT
271967
LOA
334,00
LPP
315,00
Beam
55,10
Dept
27,01
Draft
20,00
Machinery
1ST-15
kW
26480
ShipDesign
VLCC
Builder
Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA)
Yard
Puerto Real
Yard No
7
Country built
ESP
Keel
????
Launch
11.10.1977    / Launched as RIO TINTO
Completed
31.03.1981
Subsequent History
1981 RIO TINTO - Union Explosivos Rio Tinto S.A.
1986 GOLAR LIZ - Arrow Sg., Corp.
1987 GOLAR LIZ - Golarstar Inc.
1989 NEW PROSPERITY - Great Clipper Sg. Inc.
1999 SWANSEA - Aldbury Sg. Inc.
End
2003
Disposal Data
Scrapped at Chittagong 29.07.2003.

Additional information by Antonio Fraidías ;
The spanish tanker RÍO TINTO. She was built at AESA shipyard of Puerto Real (Cádiz), at the end of the
seventies.
Shortly after she was renamed HYPERMACHOS as she was intended to be sold to a greek owner, who
apparently refused to pay the ship.
A subsidiary company of AESA put her in operation in 1981, after being berthed for a couple of years at
Cádiz shipyard's docks. I joined this company as an engineer at the very beginning of 1982, and left in 1985.
One year later, she was sold to Gotaas Larsen and renamed GOLAR LIZ, and then sold again to another
owner a few years later.
Length o. a.: 343 m
Breadth: 55 m
Draft: 21,5 m
270,000 d.w.t.
Propulsion plant: General Electric steam turbines (22,500 kW); two Combustion Engineering V2M8 boilers.
The attached photograph "Rio Tinto" is taken by me in 1983, and the ship can be seen while repairing at
Cádiz shipyard. I can remember that we spent the whole year repairing and testing a new designed propeller
they called TVF (Tip Vortex Free). As you can imagine, too much extra work for the ship's engineers (too
many sea trials, drydocking operations, etc.).