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Esso Purfleet (II) - (1967-1983)
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"Esso Purfleet", in the Kieler channel.
( Photo Copyright Capt. Jan Melchers )
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"Esso Purfleet".
( Photo thanks to  Dieter Henken )
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"Esso Purfleet".
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"Esso Purfleet", build in 1967 was sold as "Prima Jemima" in 1983.
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"Esso Purfleet".
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"Esso Purfleet".
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"Esso Purfleet".
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"Esso Purfleet".
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"Esso Purfleet".
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"Esso Purfleet".
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"Esso Purfleet".
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"Esso Purfleet" at Southampton docks, during some repairs to her rudder.
( Photo thanks to Toby Young )
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"Esso Purfleet".
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"Esso Purfleet".
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"Esso Purfleet".
( Photo Copyright Bob Scott )
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"Esso Purfleet".
( John Sins collection )
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"Africa", ex. "Sicilly", ex. El Miura", ex. ""Dabai  Star", ex. "Rainbow", ex. "Thita Pegasus",
ex. "Pirma Jemia", ex. "Esso Purfleet", broken and sunken, at Milos Island.
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"Africa", ex. "Sicilly", ex. El Miura", ex. ""Dabai  Star", ex. "Rainbow", ex. "Thita Pegasus",
ex. "Pirma Jemia", ex. "Esso Purfleet", broken and sunken, at Milos Island.
( Photo thanks to Gianpaolo )
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"Africa", ex. "Sicilly", ex. El Miura", ex. ""Dabai  Star", ex. "Rainbow", ex. "Thita Pegasus",
ex. "Pirma Jemia", ex. "Esso Purfleet", broken and sunken, at Milos Island.
( Photo thanks to Gianpaolo )

Esso Purfleet     1.1967     2,838
Built by Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Haverton Hill-on-Tees.
Measurements: 323 feet 6 inches (loa) x 47 feet breadth. 4,430 tdw.. Engines: Oil.
8.1983: Prima Jemima (Prima Tankers Ltd., Gibraltar).

MarineNews of the WSS reports ;
AFRICA* (Sicily -93, El Miura, Dubai Star -91, Rainbow -87, Thita Pegasus -87, Prima Jemima -86, Esso Purfleet -83),
2,538/67 - bunkering tanker, owned by Triton Seatrade Ltd. (Seashore Management Ltd.), Cambodia. Reported 17/12/2003
to have drifted North West of Milos in heavy weather and a tug and helicopters were despatched to assist. The crew
were taken off by helicopter and she grounded on Milos Island and subsequently broke in two. Some reports suggest
she had been bound tor India tor breaking up.

Ship Report for "ESSO PURFLEET"
IDNo:
6619138
Year:
1967
Name:
ESSO PURFLEET
Keel:
11.02.1966
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
1.09.1966
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
12.01.1967

Tons:
2838
Link:
-
DWT:
4431
Yard No:
524
Length overall:
98.6
Ship Design:
LPP:
92.5
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
14.4
Builder:
Furness
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Haverton Hill
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1D-12

Subsequent History:
1983 PRIMA JEMIMA - 1986 THITA PEGASUS - 1987 RAINBOW -
1987 DUBAI STAR - 1991 EL MIURA - 1993 SICILY - 1993 AFRICA

Disposal Data:
Adrift & wrecked Sarakiniko, Milos Island 17.12.2003 & broke in two [ Voyage Eleusis-India Breakers ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
309823
6619138
6619138
1967
ESSO PURFLEET
2838
Esso Petroleum Co Ltd.
309823
6619138
6619138
1967
PRIMA JEMIMA
2838
1983
Prima Tankers Ltd.
6619138
6619138
1967
THITA PEGASUS
2838
1986
T. Therapiotis Ltd.
6619138
6619138
1967
RAINBOW
2838
1987a
Marine & Oil Enterprises Co SA
6619138
6619138
1967
DUBAI STAR
2838
1987b
Plainville Sg Co Ltd.
6619138
6619138
1967
EL MIURA
2838
1991
Plainville Sg Co Ltd.
6619138
6619138
1967
AFRICA
2838
1993
Triton Seatrade Ltd.
6619138
6619138
1967
SICILY
2838
1993
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