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Re: Esso Hibernia scrapped
Posted by John Shearer on February 4, 2018, 11:39 am, in reply to "Re: Esso Hibernia Launch"
Unfortunately Lloyd the ship was plagued with problems both with its fittings and more seriously, with cracking of the hull under stress. It needed many repairs in its short working lifetime and this, together with fears of a major spill, prompted its retirement in 1982 after only 12 years in service. The ship was broken up at Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Recommended Local History websites.
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