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See also : Maritime Jewel

See also extra page : Attack on the "Limburg".

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In early October 2002, A French VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) chartered by Malaysian state oil company
Petronas was attacked by terrorist suicide bombers off the coast of Yemen, seriously damaging the ship and
killing one crew member. The VLCC, known as the Limburg, had about 400,000 barrels of oil aboard, and was
on its way to load additional oil in Yemen when attacked. The attack on the Limburg prompted a warning by the
U.S. Navy's Maritime Liaison Office in Bahrain, stating that "Shipmasters should exercise extreme caution
when transiting...strategic chokepoints such as the Strait of Hormuz, or Bab el-Mandeb, or...[other] traditional
high-threat areas such as along the Horn of Africa." Following the attack, al-Qaeda issued a statement which
warned that the attack on the Limburg "was not an incidental strike at a passing tanker but..on the international
oil-carrying line in the full sense of the word."
In the aftermath of the Limburg attack, as well as threats by al-Qaeda against oil infrastructure in the Persian
Gulf region, Lloyd's List reported that several area states were heightening security measures around crude
facilities along their coastlines and elsewhere.
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"Limburg" after the attack.
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"Limburg" is after repairings, now called "Maritiem Jewel".


MARITIME JEWEL

IMO NUMBER
9184392
VESSEL TYPE
CRUDE OIL TANKER
HULL TYPE
DOUBLE HULL
GROSS TONNAGE
157.833 tons
SUMMER DWT
299.364 tons
BUILD
2000
BUILDER
DSME SEOUL - SOUTH KOREA
FLAG
LIBERIA
MANAGER
TANKER PACIFIC MANAGEMENT SINGAPORE
OWNER
MORAY MARINE LIBERIA
INSURER
LONDON P&I CLUB U.K.

VESSEL DETAILS
CLASSIFICATION
+100 A1, DOUBLE HULL, OIL TANKER, ESP, *IWS, LI, NAV1 SHIPRIGHT(SDA, FDA, CM, SEA HSS_4)) LMC, UMS, IGS
GENERIC
SPEED
15,0 knots
DIMENSIONS
BOW TO BRIDGE
280,60 m
BREADTH EXTREME
58,05 m
BREADTH MOULDED
58,00 m
DEPTH
31,00 m
DRAUGHT
22,02 m
FREEBOARD
9.180,0 mm
KEEL TO MASTHEAD
63,10 m
LENGTH B/W PERPENDICULARS
320,00 m
LENGTH OVERALL
332,00 m
TONNAGES
NET TONNAGE
108.708 tons
LOADLINE
DEADWEIGHT (MAXIMUM ASSIGNED)
299.364 tons
DEADWEIGHT (NORMAL BALLAST)
102.824 tons
DEADWEIGHT (SEGREGATED BALLAST)
102.824 tons
DEADWEIGHT (TROPICAL)
307.196 tons
DEADWEIGHT (WINTER)
291.532 tons
DISPLACEMENT (LIGHTSHIP)
41.947 tons
DISPLACEMENT (NORMAL BALLAST)
144.558 tons
DISPLACEMENT (SEGREGATED BALLAST)
144.558 tons
DISPLACEMENT (SUMMER)
341.097 tons
DISPLACEMENT (TROPICAL)
348.929 tons
DISPLACEMENT (WINTER)
333.265 tons
DRAFT (LIGHTSHIP)
3,13 m
DRAFT (NORMAL BALLAST)
9,98 m
DRAFT (SEGREGATED BALLAST)
9,98 m
DRAFT (SUMMER)
22,02 m
DRAFT (TROPICAL)
22,48 m
DRAFT (WINTER)
21,57 m
DRAUGHT AFT (NORMAL BALLAST)
11,44 m
DRAUGHT FORE (NORMAL BALLAST)
8,76 m
FREEBOARD (LIGHTSHIP)
23.716,0 mm
FREEBOARD (NORMAL BALLAST)
16.895,0 mm
FREEBOARD (SEGREGATED BALLAST)
16.895,0 mm
FREEBOARD (SUMMER)
4.852,0 mm
FREEBOARD (TROPICAL)
4.394,0 mm
FREEBOARD (WINTER)
5.310,0 mm
FWA (SUMMER DRAFT)
500,0 mm
TPC IMMERSION (SUMMER DRAFT)
170,72 tons
CAPACITIES
BALLAST
100.212 m3
COMMUNICATION
CALL SIGN
ELXS9
HISTORICAL INFO
DATE OF ORDER
1998 Jan 01
KEEL LAID
1999 May 24
YARD NUMBER
5.125
HISTORICAL INFO
FORMER NAMES
since 2003 Mar 09 LIMBURG
FORMER FLAGS
since 2003 Mar 02 FRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERRITORIES
since 2001 Jul 16 LUXEMBOURG