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"Knock Nevis" ex. "Jahre Viking"

Arriving at the DUBAI DRYDOCKS, for conversion to a FSO.

Jahre Viking
The Worlds Largest Ship "Jahre Viking", came to the yard early March for extensive steel and tank coating, as well as for conversion work to become a Floating Storage and Offloading unit (FSO). The conversion work includes major pipework, new moring systems, construction and installation of a new helicopter platform. Contract time is about 4 months and the converted ship will be operating at Al Shaheen-Oilfield in Qatar Waters.
She will be renamed as :  KNOCK NEVIS.
Latest news (8/12/2009 ) :
QATAR: Maersk Oil Qatar's contract for the utilization of floating, storage and offloading vessel (FSO) Knock Nevis has expired. Demobilization of the FSO from the Al Shaheen field offshore Qatar has begun.
The Fred. Olsen Production (OSE:FOP) vessel will remain on the field for another month to perform crude oil washing of the storage tanks and complete demobilization.
Fred. Olsen Production continues to market Knock Nevis for future opportunities worldwide. Before starting any new employment, FSO Knock Nevis would have to go through a Special Class Survey.
Knock Nexis is operated by Fred. Olsen Marine Services. The vessel has a storage capacity of 4.2 million barrels.
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"Knock Nevis" ex. "Jahre Viking", ex "Happy Giant" ex "Seawise Giant", entering Dry-dock for conversion to a FSO.
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"Nock Nevis" after reconstuction to a FSO.
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"Knock Nevis"after conversion to a FSO, leaving Dubai Drydock.
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"Knock Nevis" and unknown shuttle-tanker.
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At her final days.
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At her final days.
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Renamed as "Mount" seen here in Alang, for demolision.
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Name: Knock Nevis
IMO No: 7381154
Ex: Jahre Viking-2004; Happy Giant-1991 Seawise Giant-1989, see also below
Built: 12/1976
Type: Tanker
Status: In service as FSO-2010, sold for breaking at Alalng, arrived January 2010, as "Mount".
SubType: Crude
Flag: Norway (NIS)
DWT: 564,761 ( After reconstructing )
Draft: 24.61
Builder: Sumitomo H.I. (1016)
GT: 236,710
LOA: 458.45
Owner: First Olsen Tankers Pte. Ltd.
NT: 214,793
Beam: 68.86
Speed/Cons: 13.00/-
Class: NV
Depth: 29.80
Engine Type: Sumitomo Stal-Laval AP steam turbines, 50.000 PS, 37300 kW by 85 RPM
Cubic: 658,362

Additional Information:
Ship Report for "OPPAMA"
ID No: 7381154 Year: 1976
Name: OPPAMA Launch Date: 04.09.1975
Type: Tanker Date of completion: 03.1976
Flag: LBR Keel: -
Tons: 189110 Link: 3107
DWT: 418610 Yard No: 1016
Length overall: 376.7 Ship Design: -
LPP: 358.0 Country of build: JPN
Beam: 68.9 Builder: Sumitomo
Material of build: - Location of yard: Oppama
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn): 1ST-16      
Owner as Completed: Universal Petroleum Carriers Inc - LI

Subsequent History:
[Laid down for Greek owners, who refused delivery, caused by steamturbines vibrations,
launched unnamed & laid up on completion, she was first shown in Loyds Registers
as PORTHOS, then OPPAMA. Sold and commissioned 12/1979]
1979 - SEAWISE GIANT
1980 - Lengthened to 458.5/440.0m : 238557gt : 564739dw : carried out by Nippon Kokan, Tsu shipyard
14/05/1988 bombed by Iraqi aircraft at Hormuz Terminal (3 dead) & declared CTL. Sold as a hulk
1989 - HAPPY GIANT (Norman Intnl A/S - NO)
1991 - rebuilt as a tanker : 260851grt
1991 - JAHRE VIKING (K/S Jahre Viking - NO)
2004 Knock Nevis, FSO, (First Olsen Tankers- NO)
2010 MONT, for breaking up at Gujarat’s Alang-Sosiya shipyard, India

Disposal Data:
2010 arrived at Gujarat’s Alang-Sosiya shipyard, India

LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Name change
Main Owner
7381154
7381154
1976
PORTHOS
189110
1975
Ordered by Greek owner, cancelled
7381154
7381154
1976
OPPAMA
189110
1976
Sumitomo H.I. Yard, for own account
7381154
7381154
1976
SEAWISE GIANT
238557
1979
Universal Petroleum Carriers Inc.
7381154
7381154
1976
HAPPY GIANT
238557
1989
Norman Intnl A/S
7381154
7381154
1976
JAHRE VIKING
260851
1991
K/S Jahre Viking
7381154
7381154
1976
KNOCK NEVIS
260851
2004
First Olsen Tankers
7381154
7381154
1976
MONT
260851
2010