DIDI - Valetta, Malta        Call sign - TCBR9    IMO number - 6611576

Location - Moored alongside a dock at Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.     Photograph Date - August 1996    
Photographer - Willem VanMaanen     Added to archive - 9 Feb 2003    Last updated - 11 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - unknown
  Delivered - October 1966

  (a) Silverfalcon - England (1989)
  (b) Sandpiper - Bahamas (1992)
  (c) Silverfalcon - Isle of Man (1994)
  (d) Didi - Malta (1996)
  (e) Ferman Silver - Turkey

  Beached at Aliaga, Turkey on 20 Aug 1998
  Scrap price - unknown

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Oil & Chemical tanker
  Gross tonnage - 1,249
  Net tonnage - 385
  Deadweight tonnage - 1,940
  L.O.A. - 77.3 m
  L.B.P. - 70.0 m
  Width overall - 12.65 m
  Width moulded - 12.21 m
  Draught - 4.8 m
  Depth - 5.5 m

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Lodose Varv A/B
  Country - Lodose, Sweden
  Hull number - 146
  Engine builder - Motoren Werke Mannheim, Germany
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - MWM 8-cylinder diesel
  Horsepower - 1,500
  Speed - 12.0 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

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

* 1996 to 1998 - owned by Ferman Leasing Inc. (Ferman Ship Management & Chemical Tankers Inc.), Turkey
* 22 April 1998 Ferman Silver ran aground at Beyaz Burun, Cesme, Izmir, Turkey
* 29 April 1998 she was refloated with tug assistance and subsequently found to be beyond economical repair
* Sold for scrapping shortly after her inspection and she arrived at Aliaga, Turkey on 20 August 1998
* Work on scrapping Ferman Silver commenced on 21 August 1998 at Aliaga by Butoni Denizcilik A.S.

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society

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