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Libra

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"Libra".
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Original Name
Libra
Type
VLCC
Delivered
01-03-1971
IMO No
7041467
Builder & Yard
Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft. AG, Kiel, Germany
Yard No
13
Engine
Steam
KW
22380
GRT
109650
NTR
96089
DWT
239410
LOA
326,99
LBP
310,09
Beam
49,08
Draft
20,65
Depth
26,85
Other names and history
1975 Kiku Maru
1975 Eastern Eagle
1975 Cordoba
1975 Balder King
1976 Gull
1979 Albahaa B.
On 03/04/1980 exploded whilst tank-cleaning, 200 miles off Dar-es-Salaam (7.00 S, 45.00 E), voyage Durban Quoin Island in ballast for orders (6 crew lost). The wreck sank in 30 minutes.
Scrapped
01-04-1980

The Miramar Ship Index for "LIBRA"
IDNo:
7041467
Year:
1971
Name:
LIBRA
Keel:
06.1970
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
24.12.1970
Flag:
LBR
Date of completion:
03.1971

Tons:
109650
Link:
-
DWT:
239410
Yard No:
13
Length overall:
326.0
Ship Design:
LPP:
310.1
Country of build:
DEU
Beam:
49.0
Builder:
Howaldtswerke-DW
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Kiel
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-15.5

Subsequent History:
1975 KIKU MARU - 1975 EASTERN EAGLE - 1975 CORDOBA -
1975 BALDER KING - 1976 GULL - 1979 ALBAHAA B.

Disposal Data:
On 03/04/1980 exploded whilst tank-cleaning, 200 miles off Dar-es-Salaam (7.00 S, 45.00 E),
voyage Durban Quoin Island in ballast for orders (6 crew lost). The wreck sank in 30 minutes.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
3439
7041467
7041467
1971
LIBRA
109650
Illy Tankers Corp.
3439
7041467
7041467
1971
BALDER KING
109650
1975
Scanlib Enterprises Inc.
3439
7041467
7041467
1971
CORDOBA
109650
1975
Illy Tankers Corp.
3439
7041467
7041467
1971
EASTERN EAGLE
109650
1975
Illy Tankers Corp.
3439
7041467
7041467
1971
KIKU MARU
109650
1975
Illy Tankers Corp.
3439
7041467
7041467
1971
GULL
109650
1976
Scanlib Enterprises Inc.
3439
7041467
7041467
1971
ALBAHAA B.
109650
1979
Cranberry Corp.