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South Sun

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"South Sun".
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Original Name
Sea Sovereign
Type
VLCC
Delivered
01-10-1969
IMO No
7000798
Builder & Yard
Kockums Mekaniska Verkstads AB., Malmö, Sweden
Yard No
518
Engine
Steam
KW
23872
GRT
107286
NTR
82936
DWT
213928
LOA
316,09
LBP
305,62
Beam
48,82
Draft
19,01
Depth
24,49
Other names and history
1977 South Sun
1979 Salem
1980: Sunken by own crew
Scrapped
Sunken & Lost

Ship Report for "SEA SOVEREIGN"
IDNo:
7000798
Year:
1969
Name:
SEA SOVEREIGN
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
01.08.1969
Flag:
SWE
Date of completion:
11.1969

Tons:
107286
Link:
-
DWT:
213928
Yard No:
518
Length overall:
316.1
Ship Design:
LPP:
305.6
Country of build:
SWE
Beam:
48.6
Builder:
Kockums MV
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Malmo
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-16

Subsequent History:
1977 SOUTH SUN - 1979 SALEM

Disposal Data:
Set on fire 12.38 N / 18.34 W  on 17.01.1980 (barratry) [ Voyage Mena al Ahmadi-Italy, crude oil ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
7000798
7000798
1969
SEA SOVEREIGN
107286
Salénrederierna AB.
7000798
7000798
1969
SOUTH SUN
107286
1977
Pimmerton Shipping Ltd.
7000798
7000798
1969
SALEM
107286
1979
Oxford Shipping

Additional info  :

1969: Delivered to Salénrederierna AB, Stockholm Sweden as SEA SOVEREIGN.
1977: Sold to Pimmerton Shipping Ltd., Liberia and renamed SOUTH SUN.
1979: Sold to Oxford Shipping, Liberia and renamed SALEM.
17/1 1980: Sank off the coast of Senegal in a pos. 12.38 N, 18.34 W during a voyage from Mena al Ahmadi.
At the time a certain amount of mystery surrounded her loss and it is also reported that under the name
"LEMA" she had called at Durban during Dec. 1979 and discharged the cargo of oil that she had
loaded at Mena al Ahmadi.

Another additional info  :
SS SEA SOVEREIGN
Launched 1-8-69
Completed:- 11-69
Builders:- Kockums Mek-Vek AB Sweden
Yard:- Malmo
Yard No:- 518
IMO No: 7000798
Owners:- Salenrederierna AB Sweden
Type of Vessel:- V.L.C.C.
213,928 Dwt - LOA 316.1 x Extreme Breadth 48.6 Mtrs - Sea Speed 16 Knots

Sold in 1977 to Pimmerton Shipping Ltd Liberia & renamed SOUTH SUN
Sold in 1979 to Oxford Shipping Inc Liberia & renamed SALEM
Vessel was reported to be listing heavily and sinking on the 17-1-80 off the coast of Senegal and
the crew rescued by the VLCC ss BRITISH TRIDENT. It is beleived the ship was scuttled by her crew
to claim a false insurance scam for the ships hull and cargo of crude oil for the vessels owners. The large
amount of crude oil she was carrying was believed at the time to have been pumped ashore at South
Africa before the ship sailed and she was then later scuttled.