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Denia
See her also as : Malmros Mariner &  Casa Del Grande

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"Dena", final destination at Chittagong.

The vessel on the picture is the 372.000 dwt ULCC "Denia" of NITC. She was delivered from Mitsui in Chiba, Japan on 7 August 1975 as yard No. 996. Here's another picture of her, taken in 1986 or earlier in 1987:

She had one identical sister, built as "Hemland". This vessel later became "Hawaii" and was heavily damaged by Iraqi jets on 29.03.1986. She was demolished as a result, and was bought by Smit International which renamed her "H" (!) and towed her to Kaohsiung, where she arrived on 02.02.1987:

Back to "Denia": She was bought by NITC from Island Navigation (CY Tung group) in 1986, after having been laid up at Port of Spain, Trinidad in the period 10 February 1982 until April 1986.

She was used as a storage vessel (mother ship) at Sirri Island from 24 September 1985 until mid-1986. At this time during the Iran Iraq war, Iraq had stepped up attacks on tankers transporting oil from the Khark terminal in the north end of the Gulf. Iran therefore chartered designated "shuttle tankers" to transport the oil from Khark to the mother ships in the south end of the Gulf, where the customers could pick up the cargoes. These mother ships were moored off Siir Island, off Lavan Island and in the Straits of Hormuz. The most famous mother ship was the "Seawise Giant" (now "Knock Nevis"), which ended up a wreck after being bombed by the Iraqis at Hormuz:

"Denia" became engaged in the shuttle run from Khark to Hormuz and Larak in mid-1986. She was attacked by Iraqi jets on these dates:
- 29.09.1986 (south of Khark, no significant damage)
- 28.10.1986 (at Khark, hit in engine room, little damage)
- 28.01.1987 (at Larak, fully laden)
- 23.03.1987 (South of Khark)
- 01.07.1987 (in ballast between Hormuz and Khark. Hit on starboard side. Suffered fire. She reached Larak 03.07.1987.

Original Name
Malmros Mariner
Type
ULCC
Delivered
27-08-1975
IMO No
7379890
Builder & Yard
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Chiba Works
Yard No
C996
Engine
Steam
KW
33570
GRT
176007
NTR
151722
DWT
372217
LOA
363,69
LBP
348,01
Beam
63,48
Draft
22,65
Depth
28,71
Other names and history
1978 Brazilian Pride
1986 Dena
2000 Scrapped at Chittagong
Scrapped
19-04-2000

Additional Information:

Ship Report for "MALMROS MARINER"
IDNo:
7379890
Year:
1975
Name:
MALMROS MARINER
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
27.04.1975
Flag:
SWE
Date of completion:
08.1975

Tons:
190401
Link:
1449
DWT:
372217
Yard No:
996
Length overall:
363.7
Ship Design:
LPP:
348.0
Country of build:
JPN
Beam:
63.5
Builder:
Mitsui
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Chiba
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-16

Subsequent History:
1978 BRAZILIAN PRIDE - 1986 DENIA

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Chittagong 19.04.2000.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
7379890
7379890
1975
MALMROS MARINER
190401
Malmros R/A
7379890
7379890
1975
BRAZILIAN PRIDE
190401
1978
Latin America Petroleum Carriers
7379890
7379890
1975
DENIA
178257
1986
National Iranian Tanker Co.