Ximena - Panama

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The 1961-built, 34,293-dwt, 13,618-grt, bulk and bulk cement vessel Ximena is seen in this photograph while she was underway at the port of Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. during September of 1979. Photo by Ray Thorsteinson.

She was built in La Ciotat, France by Ch Navigacion de La Ciotat as the tanker Samson. In 1974 she was sold by the Supertanker Corporation, Liberia to Transportacion Maritima Mexicana S.A., Mexico and subequently renamed Anahuac III. The following yeas she was sold by them to Galeana, S.A., Panama and renamed Ximena. Sometime during 1975 she was converted froma tanker to a dry bulk carrier and a self unloading cement carrier. Late in 1976 she was sold to Corment Carriers Co. Ltd., also based in Panama however her name was unchanged.

By the late 1980s her career was drawing to an end. On December 15th, 1989 she departed Tampico, Mexico under tow and the following year on April 8th, 1990 she finally arrived at Chittagong Roads, Bangladesh. She had been purchased by Goyal Traders for around $1.602 million (US) or around $157.00/ldt for scrapping. Is was recorded in Marine News though that she moved on to Alang, India where she arrived in May sometime. There she was run up on the scrapping beach and reduced to recyclable scrap.

Information courtesy Lloyds Registers & Fairplay Internet Ship Register

Posted: December 6, 2002       Last Revised: December 6, 2002
Photo by Ray Thorsteinson courtesy Marc Piche - Copyright © - 1979, 2002

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