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Title: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: Christian Bråthen on September 04, 2009, 07:40:26 pm
Seems like Knock Nevis is bound for the breakers.
In this article from norwegian "Dagens Næringsliv" the boss of Fred Olsen Productions says that they look for oportunities in Brazil and India, but "base case" is that she's headed for the breakers.

http://www.dn.no/energi/article1735098.ece


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: Allan Cameron on September 04, 2009, 08:45:47 pm
That's really too bad. She had a huge fire while still the Viking I presume, and was lucky to escape death that time, but I guess now she won't be as lucky.


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: Daniel Carlsson on October 05, 2009, 07:31:07 am
Oh no!!!

My idol is going to die.
I really hope there is somebody that will take care of her instead of Alang or some other scrapper.

 :cry:  :cry:  :cry:


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: rd77 on October 08, 2009, 01:41:17 pm
That would really be sad, to see this all-time giant go for scrap.
However, I'm affraid Chittagong will offer top Dollar for this huge huge mass of steel!

Brgds.
Ralph


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: Daniel Carlsson on November 09, 2009, 10:02:53 am
Yea, Im affraid so. But she's still outside Fujairah awaiting orders.
There's still some hope.


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: Cornelia Klier on November 09, 2009, 02:09:39 pm
Well, it does depend - hope for what ? From what I have been reading in the papers dealing with this subject, there is not much of a demand for ships in this size nowadays !

Of course one could say there is as well not that much of a high demand on scrap metal nowadays, but I still think, I read the right articles, which indicate, that this kind of ship is not really the thing to use, in the current economic situation and the currend needs for the trade.

Correct me if I am wrong of course !  8-)


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: Daniel Carlsson on November 19, 2009, 11:23:03 am
If this vessel should be an ordinary tanker, then you're right.
But this is a FSO and due to vessels TI Asia (now FSO Asia) and TI Africa being converted as we speak, there is still demands of these kind of vessels.


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: rondavies on November 21, 2009, 01:16:07 am
I paid a visit to Fujairah on 6-7 November and she is in the area where the motherships for Fal's Bunkering operations are anchored , at the Kalba (South) end. Her cranes were working whilst I was there, and it looked to me as though she may be involved in bunker blending/storage activities there. She is one of the closest large vessels to shore at about 7 miles.

Cheers, Ron


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: Daniel Carlsson on November 25, 2009, 07:07:55 am
Did you have any pictures of her?
That would be nice.


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: Andreas Schlatterer on November 25, 2009, 07:53:17 am
Hello
by an info from Lloyds List she is sold to Asiatic Interest. Most properly she will go for Singapore to be used as storage tanker.
out of Lloyds list
Fred. Olsen Production said Knock Nevis, which has the capacity to store 4.2m barrels of crude, will be delivered to the new owner before the end of this year.
Energy companies in Asia have chartered tankers for floating storage requirements because of a shortage in onshore storage and this year’s downturn in demand.


best regards
Capesize


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: Daniel Carlsson on November 26, 2009, 08:19:06 am
That's some good news.
Let's hope this really will be the case then.


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: Mats on November 26, 2009, 09:03:04 am
Let's hope she stays with us for a few more years.

It is a pity that there are so few pictures of her in her role of Qatar the last few years. If anyone have pictures, then please post them.


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: rondavies on November 28, 2009, 12:03:15 pm
I had my camera with me at Fujairah but it was so hazy there that a decent picture was not really on. If she goes to Singapore under her new ownership, reckon she will be off Tanjong Pelepas in Malaysian waters, which also really difficult for pictures, not that easy even for seeing them. Have visited there a few times and clutter of ships there is incredible as Hin Leong's storage/bunker blending operation has about 20-30 vessels there all the time. Shore access at Tuas (West) end of Singapore also very difficult, near impossible, it is an important industrial area with power stations and the like,  and always there is a visit from the police when you are seen looking at ships and taking pictures. Having said that, once they know what you are doing they just keep an eye on you.  The area is usually policed by Gurkha ex servicemen .

You can't mistake this vessel though...where you see her side on, you scan along the hull with binoculars and where you expect to see the bow, another 400 feet of ship appears...weird. As big tankers go, she is a very nice looking ship. Still looks in good condition too.

Cheers, Ron


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: rondavies on November 30, 2009, 04:52:34 pm
Seems there may be some doubt again about her future as apparently some broking sources in Sale & Purchase market are newly circulating her for scrap this week...light displacement is over 81000 tonnes.!  Perhaps the Malaysian storage sale is in trouble then.

Cheers, Ron


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: Daniel Carlsson on December 15, 2009, 08:27:59 am
Well folks.

It seems this story has a very sad ending.

Knock Nevis is renamed to "Mont" and was 11 days ago bound for Bhavnagar,
a city 50km north of Alang. So I'm pretty shure she will be scrapped.
A sad ending for the mightiest ship of them all.  :-(


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: Fotojoe on December 15, 2009, 10:30:49 am
Bhavnagar anchorage indeed is the second to last place for the vessels that are bound for the Alang beaches. Vessel's usually stay at Bhavnagar anchorage when all the final formalities are being done before beaching i.e. inspection by the authorities and buyers etc and afterwards waiting for the designated beaching tide.


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: mytg8 on December 15, 2009, 01:57:09 pm
Damn, what a shame. But it could be foreseen with the double hull laws on the books now. Maybe this is better than laying in some harbor as an engine-less hulk, like the Great Eastern of yore.


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: Daniel Carlsson on December 16, 2009, 10:28:25 am
Word!


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: IACSman on December 16, 2009, 01:33:09 pm
Good riddance to bad rubbish! Have seen this tanker so many time's, before and after the rubuildt. If she is going to the breakers it's a good thing. Rejoice!


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: mytg8 on December 16, 2009, 02:42:35 pm
:-P


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: Fergal Clohessy on December 16, 2009, 05:20:49 pm
sounds like someone has a chip on their shoulder...


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: Brian Cawkwell on December 16, 2009, 06:09:52 pm
It will be some site seeing her being rammed up the beach !I hope it is caught on camera.


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: on December 16, 2009, 06:39:54 pm
Will have to get up a good head of steam to drive her upon the beach I recon Cawky, but still a shame for a ship of her design ect. :-(  :cry:


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: John Jones on December 24, 2009, 10:00:57 pm
The “MONT”, ex "KNOCK NEVIS" is reported to have appeared in the
waters of the Gulf of Khambat, ready for beaching at Alang.
However, the cash buyer is reportedly having problems
opening its letter of credit due to the large value involved in an
asset containing 81,879 ldt of scrap.

Happy Christmas
John J.


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: rondavies on December 26, 2009, 11:20:26 am
Yes...finding a bank to stump up the dosh must be a challenge... prices over 340 bucks per LDT in India at present, so $27 million plus!

Happy Christmas to all
Ron


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: Johann Visagie on January 04, 2010, 10:30:37 am
The vessel has now been beached.  Liner historian Peter Knego just posted an image of her dated today (4 January) on the front page of his site MidShipCentury (http://www.midshipcentury.com/) (see bottom of page).


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: rondavies on January 04, 2010, 10:59:29 am
Yes, GMS reports her beached 22nd Dec.... end of an era!!

Cheers Ron


Title: Re: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!
Post by: R.VIJAY KRISHNA on January 16, 2010, 08:52:46 am
R.I.P Jahre Viking !