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Name: ALBRIGHT PIONEER
Type: Chemical Carrier
Launched: 24/04/1968
Completed: 10/1968
Builder: Vickers Armstrong Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 192
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: 6815043
History:
10/1968 Albright & Wilson Ltd (James Fisher & Sons Ltd, manager), Newcastle
1990 Sougerka Maritime, Piraeus; renamed BRIGHT EXPLORER
1991 Proteus Shipping Co Ltd, Valletta; renamed BRIGITTE
1994 Seamed Maritime SA, Pananma; renamed SEARAIDER
2000 Renamed RAIDER
15/02/2001 Broken up
Comments: Designed to carry liquid phosphorus in bulk
Had 4 x 1,250ton tanks with heated water jackets to contain the phosphorus
1990: Converted into traditional dry cargo ship
15/02/2001: Broken up at Aliaga


Above photo copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo copyright of Paul Strathdee

Above photo as BRIGITTE copyright of Derek Sands