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British Pioneer (1)
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"British Pioneer (1)", at Europoort, Rotterdam.
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Name: British Pioneer
IMO No: 7102807
Status: Transferred in 1976 to Irano-British Ship Service Co. Ltd., UK N/R
Sold in 1981 to Tishpion Navigation Ltd., Greece & renamed TISHPION
Sold in 1982 to Cerrahogullari Umumi Nakliyet Vapurculuk ve Ticaret AS.,
Turkey & renamed M. CEYHAN Vessel heavily damaged aft 12-7-85 after
being struck by a missile strike fired by Iraqi aircraft 100 Miles South of Kharg Island.
Later towed to Sirri Island to unload her cargo of Crude Oil where she was later
examined and declared a constructive total loss.
Broken-up Taiwan 1986.
Builder: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Chiba Works (847)
Owner: BP Tanker Co., Ltd., UK
Engine Type: Kawasaki Steam turbines, 22380 kW
The Miramar Ship Index for "BRITISH PIONEER"
1981 TISH PION - 1982 M.CEYHAN
Struck by a missile strike 27.46 N / 51.11 E on 12.07.1985. [ Voyage Kharg Island-Sirri Island, crude oil ]
& scrapped at Kaohsiung 07.02.1986