DENA - Bandar Abbas, Iran        Call sign - EQKU     IMO number - 7379890     Owner - National Iranian Oil Company

Location - Photographed while she was anchored off Singapore     Photograph Date - March 1992    
Photographer - Simon Olsen (Willem VanMaanen collection)    Added to archive - 9 Feb 2003    Last updated - 19 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid - October 1974
  Launched - April 1975
  Delivered - August 1975

  (a) Malmros Mariner - Sweden (1978)
  (b) Brazilian Pride - Liberia (1986)
  (c) Dena - Iran

  Beached at Chittagong, Bangladesh 19 May 2000
  Scrap price - $148.00/ldt or $7,750,000 (US)

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Crude Oil Tanker
  Gross tonnage - 189,249
  Net tonnage - 154,493
  Deadweight tonnage - 372,201
  L.O.A. - 363.7 m
  L.B.P. - 348.0 m
  Width overall - 63.48 m
  Width moulded - 63.40 m
  Draught - 21.8 m
  Depth - 28.7 m

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Mitsui Shipbuilding & Eng. Ltd
  Country - Ichihara, Japan
  Hull number - C996
  Engine builder - Mitsui, Tamano, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - Stal-Laval steam turbine
  Horsepower - 45,000 shp (33,100 kW)
  Speed - 16 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, managers, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* 28 October 1986 - Dena was attacked by Iraqi aircraft while she was lying at Kharg Island, Iran. She suffered damage to her engine room
* 28 January 1987 - She was struck and damaged by another Iraqi missile when she was about 110 miles south of Kharg Island, Iran with a full cargo of crude oil
* 23 March 1987 - Dena was struck yet again by another Iraqi air to surface missile while she was anchored off Kharg Island posssibly waiting to load crude oil. The attack started a fire aboard the ship. She sailed for Dubai for repairs.
* 1 July 1987 - A fourth attack by another Iraqi air to surface missile left Dena seriously ablaze in a position 28.29 North by 50.54 East in the Persian Gulf. The fire was still burning on 2 July which was ironic since the ship had only recently returned to service with repairs from the previous missle attack.
* She was last owned by the National Iranian Tanker Company for whom she served as a storage vessel at Kharg Island since 18 July 1999
* Sold to Indian Shipbreakers and apparently arrived off Alang on 19 April 1999
* Resold to breakers in Bangladesh and she arrived at Chittagong on 18 May 2000 - beached 19 May 2000
* While undergoing 'gas-freeing operations' an explosion and fire occurred on 31 May 2000 killing 17 workers and seriously injuring 60 others
* The fire which was caused by a cutting torch was extinguished about 4 hours afterwards
* Greenpeace subsequently called for regulations aimed at making ship breaking safer

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information courtesy - Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada

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