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World Petrobras
See her also as : Media Star

"World Petrobras", on repairs at Barhain dry docks in 1987, after bombing !
( Photo thanks to Captain Bruce Ewen )
"World Petrobras".
( Photo thanks to Captain Bruce Ewen )
"World Petrobras".
( Collection Charles Chan )
"World Petrobras".
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"World Petrobras", (burning) and “Free Enterprise” (ex “Irene Lemos”)
photo taken from the “British Respect” which quickly moved away from the fire.
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"World Petrobras", (burning).

Text with photos :
Every day, or every other day, we were given a “103” signal over the VHF, which meant “Incoming aircraft – safety helmets on or something”. In the early afternoon of 22nd December, we did not hear a “103” but the aircraft came anyway. At the time, we had the shuttle tanker “Free Enterprise” on our starboard side and the export tanker “British Respect” on our port side. “World Petrobras” was completely full at the time so the shuttle tanker was simply pumping directly through our lines to the export tanker. We did, however, have our inert gas running. At 13:32, a Mirage F1 aircraft flew down our centre line and dropped two 500 lb bombs which struck the centre of the manifold area and No. 5 port wing tank. Shrapnel went everywhere and a large fire erupted, but thankfully, due to a crew and provision boat having just arrived at the stern, nobody was standing near the points of impact and nobody on board was hurt. The fire burned until about 21:00 when finally, the attentions of 11 fire-fighting tugs managed to quell it. The fire erupted again at about 01:00, but it was just a local fire in the central store room and was easily extinguished.
Source: Bruce Gorden Ewen

Name: Media Star
IMO No: 7376496
Ex: World Petrobras-1992
Built: 1977
Type: Tanker
Status: Demolished in 2002 Chittagong
SubType: Crude
Flag: Liberia
DWT: 411,506
Draft: 22.34
Builder: Hitachi Zosen (A4443)
GT: 193,779
LOA: 362.01
Owner: Vela International Marine
NT: 237
Beam: 70.03
Speed/Cons: 16.00/-
Class: AB
Depth: 28.12
Engine Type: -
Cubic: 489,086

Additional Information:
The Miramar Ship Index for "WORLD PETROBRAS"
ID No: 7376496 Year: 1977
Name: WORLD PETROBRAS Launch Date: -
Type: Tanker Date of completion: -
Flag: LBR Keel: -
Tons: 193779 Link: 2874
DWT: 411508 Yard No: 4443
Length overall: 362.0 Ship Design: -
LPP: 350.0 Country of build: JPN
Beam: 70.0 Builder: Hitachi
Material of build: - Location of yard: Ariake
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn): 1ST-15.5      
Owner as Completed: Liberian Aries Transports Inc - LI

Subsequent History:
1978 - (Liberian Azalea Transports Inc - LI)
1991 - (Borsten Co S.A. - PA)
1992 - MEDIA STAR (Media Tpt Co Ltd - LI) : 199172grt

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Chittagong, arrived 08.11.2002.