LIMA (2)


Completed 1977 as "LIMA" for STUK. 1984 as floating oil storage Phuket and Penang. 12-6-1998 arrived Chittagong for scrap.

IMO number
Call sign
Construction number
318.013 ton
Length overall
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1977 to 1984
Flag state
Home port



Name Job Period Details
David Bailey gp 1 1976
Joseph Moore 3rd engineer 1977 to 1978
John Cumming chief officer 1977
Nick Roberts 3rd deck officer 1978
Eileen Brown deck cadet 1978
Steve Foster deck apprentice 1978
Gerry Hickey deck cadet 1978 to 1979
Thomas Malcolm ... 3rd engineer 1978
Neil Beaumont 3rd mate 1979 to 1980
Peter Green deck officer cadet 1979
Ian Falconer 3rd mate 1979
Allen Higgins 2nd engineer 1979
Gordon Robertson 3rd engineer 1980
Peter Davidson 2nd mate 1980 to 1981
Jim Ellis cadet 1980
Alan Paddy Neil deck cadet 1980
Erick Weston Fifth Engineer 1980 to 1981 Joined Curacao Sept 80, left Bahrain Jan 81.
David Holden deck apprentice 1980
Mark Davies deck cadet 1980 to 1981 twice
Chris Grimson 3rd mate 1980
Alan Burns radio officer 1981
Peter Graham chief officer 1981 to 1982
Gary Smith deck cadet 1981
Alan Paddy Neil deck cadet 1982
Adrian Ridley radio officer 1983
Nicholas Slater Fifth Engineer 1983
Stephen Anthony 4th engineer 1983 to 1985
Ian Falconer 3rd mate 1984
Steve Harding radio officer 1984 to 1985 resigned!
John Peter Hunter 3rd engineer 1985 to 1986
Colin Mckay 2nd officer 1985 2nd officer - op layup penang (where our anchor?)
Keith Roberts senior radio officer 1986
Charles Stobbart catering offficer 1986 to 1987
Erick Weston Fourth Engineer 1986 Penang (floating storage) to Ras al Khaimah
David Wilson catering offficer 1986
Eduardo Santiago Vi sailor a/b 1987 to 1988
Sandy Boiling 5th engineer 1987 to 1988
Chris Renton 3rd mate 1988
Marcus Brady engineer cadet/5th engineer 1988
Nick Potter 4th engineer 1988 to 1991
David Heron cook steward 1989
John Pickering cook steward 1990
Simon Graves 2nd engineer 1990 to 1993
Jock H Waddington able seaman 1991 to 1992
Andrew Salt Thesalts 4th engineer 1991 to 1992
Geoff Donnelly chief mate 1991 to 1992
John Peter Briand master 1992 to 1995
Andrew Salt Thesalts 4th engineer 1992 to 1993
Callum Finlayson chief mate 1992 to 1994
David Ryder 4th engineer 1993
Andy Stewart 1 engineer cadet 1993
John Eric Yule 5th engineer 1993 to 1994
Ken Essien engineer cadet 1993
Robert Yuille 2nd engineer 1993 to 1994
Keith Farren engineer cadet 1993
Kenny Findlay engineer cadet 1993
Robert Rotheram... cook steward 1994
Robert T. Dunbar 2nd officer 1994
Don Jenkins 3rd engineer 1994
Mark W. Dottin 4th engineer 1994
Brett William G... marine cadet 1994
Darren G. Preece 5th engineer 1994 to 1995
David Atkinson electro technical officer 1994 to 1995
Derek Gray marine cadet 1995
John Pickering cook steward 1995
Paul Edward Roche navigation officer (2nd mate) 1995
Jon Nicholas dual cadet 1995
John Arnott chief officer 1995
Jon Billings marine cadet 1995
Steve Palmer 4th engineer 1995
Richard Woolven marine cadet 1995
Raymond Laws catering instructor 1996
Geoff Donnelly captain (commanding officer) 1996
David Ormston 4th engineer 1996
Reginald Howard able seaman 1996
David R. Byrne 3 4th engineer 1996
Dave Freeman master 1997 to 1998
Paul Labine 3rd officer 1997
Rhoel O. Alba cadet 1997 senior cadet
Lindsay Brown marine cadet 1997
Bill Watts 2nd engineer 1997
Jason Currie 3rd officer 1997
Klaudio Krpan 2nd engineer 1998


Date Visitor Anecdote
10/06/2016 - 11:39 Darren G. Preece

Was Engineer on duty 30th November 1994 while attending the sinking passanger ship MS Achille Lauro off Somalia. Have some great pics from SS Lima as we took onboard the Honduran crew.

02/14/2012 - 14:30 Roy Halsall

Spent 5 months to the day onboard Lima, never stepping off her between joining -somewhere in the Persian gulf, and also Paying off in the Persian Gulf.
One of the worst -NO the WORST trip of my 10 year seagoing career.
I was 5th engineer , treated like a first tripper, having "gone over to the other side" from being a Pumpman - Shell decided in their infinite wisdom to Flag out -and do away with our EXCELLENT UK Ratings, so I decided to try my hand at being an engineer. Big, Big mistake What a bunch of arseholes I had the misfortune to sail with (Cook / Steward excepted)It was awful. Logs , Logs and yet more Logs! We were all day work, so they only carried one fiver. Always remember the chief -Little Glaswegian (Davey Swain) calling me up to his office about a week before I was due to pay off, and him asking me if I wanted to sign a contract with Joe Shell! - I knew their game, if I had agreed to sign, then I wouldnt have been able to get off! ( Bear in mind I was a week away from 5 months onboard a supertanker!!!)I told him in no uncertain terms what I thought of both the ship and my trip, which was not very complimentry!!! I also said that I didnt give a flying F**k if there was a relief for me or not, I was going home once we got to the sraights.
Needless to say the Chief wasnt very impressed, but heh he hadnt spent 5 solid months in a stinking engine room with temperatures of around 100 degrees each and every day!
The engineers and mates showed me the worst of the British Merchant Navy - they were all busy stuck up their own orifices! How I missed the camaraderie and TRUE seaman spirit of the Great British ( None finer) Ratings!!!!