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Name: ALBRIGHT EXPLORER
Type: Chemical Carrier
Launched: 24/07/1968
Completed: 12/1968
Builder: Vickers Armstrong Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 193
Dimensions: 10520dwt, 6870grt, 2996nrt, 391.5 x 56.0 x 38.5ft
Engines: 2 x oil engines, 4SA, SR Geared, 8cyl (400 x 580mm), 4832bhp
Engines by: Klockner-Humboldt-Deutz, Koln
Propulsion: 1 x Screw (CP), 1 x bow thruster, 14.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: IMO: 6821925
History:
12/1968 Albright & Wilson Ltd (James Fisher & Sons Ltd, manager), Newcastle
1989 Sougerka Maritime, Piraeus; renamed BRIGHT EXPLORER
14/08/1991 Broken up
Comments: Designed to carry liquid phosphorus in bulk
Had 4 x 1,250ton tanks with heated water jackets to contain the phosphorus
1989: Converted into traditional dry cargo ship
14/08/1991: Broken up at Alang


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