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Author Topic: Knock Nevis bound for breakers?!  (Read 12694 times)
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« 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
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« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 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.

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« Reply #3 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!

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« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 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-)
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« Reply #6 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.
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« Reply #7 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.

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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2009, 07:07:55 am »

Did you have any pictures of her?
That would be nice.
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« Reply #9 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.


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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2009, 08:19:06 am »

That's some good news.
Let's hope this really will be the case then.
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« Reply #11 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.
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« Reply #12 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.

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« Reply #13 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.

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« Reply #14 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.  :-(
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