Completed 1968 as "MEGARA" for STUK. 1976 sold to Goulandris Oil but resold to Arctic Tanker Norway and renamed Dyvi Nova. 1977 sold Nova Tanker. 3-6-1978 arrived Masan for scrap.

Also known as
Dyvi Nova
IMO number
Call sign
Construction number
210.067 ton
Length overall
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1968 to 1976
Flag state
Home port



Name Job Period Details
David C. Richmond 2nd engineer 1968
Douglas Bee 2nd steward 1968
Peter John Houghton 3rd engineer 1968
John Pegden assistant steward 1968
Ken Wells 2nd cook 1968 maiden voyage
Don Weston radio officer 1968 Joined in January at Mitsubishi's yard in Nagasaki and left in Rotterdam at the end of July.
Donald Travis 2nd officer 1968
Mary Wilson captain (commanding officer) 1968
Bob Gayton grade 1 seaman 1969
Raymond Laws catering boy/galley boy 1969 to 1970
Robert Plumb gp boy 1969 to 1970 g p b
Roger Newman assistant steward 1969
Jim Lakeman 3rd engineer 1969 to 1970
Robin Ritchie 2nd engineer 1970
David Nesom chef kok 1970 to 1971
Alan Peck trainee radio officer 1970 to 1971
Brian Perry able seaman (grade 1) 1970 to 1972
Gordon Kent 2nd mate 1970
Christopher Lustig galley boy 1970
Barney Boylan 2 2nd steward 1971
John Ball assistant steward 1971
Arine Morgan catering boy/galley boy 1971
Fred Ravenscroft chef kok 1971
Arine Morgan catering boy/galley boy 1971
Arnie Morgan galley boy 1971
Erling Root engine room 1971 to 1972
James W. Crosby po mechanic 1971 to 1972
David Wilson 2nd cook 1971 to 1972
Fred Craig assistant steward 1972 to 1973
Ron Miller 2nd mate 1972 to 1973
Syd Lees 3rd mate 1972
Brian Lindo extra 3rd engineer 1972
William Wade navigation cadet 1972 to 1973
Mike Smith engineer cadet 1973
David Pritchard deckhand 1973 to 1974
Mike Riley 2nd engineer 1973 to 1974
Bob Hossack 5th engineer 1973
Mike Muir 1 po 1973 to 1974
Brian Boyle 4th engineer 1973
David C. Richmond chief engineer 1973
Roy Humphreys 5th engineer 1973 to 1974
John Hudson Fifth Engineer 1974
Iain Mccoll chief steward 1974
David Done cook steward 1974 to 1975
Malcolm Redmore gp boy 1974
Carl Gippert saloon steward 1974
Lee Henry Bartlett assistant steward 1974 to 1975
Joe Mally gppo pumpman 1974
Brian Graham chief engineer 1974
William Denzil ... g.i. 1975
David Atkinson radio officer 1975
Charles Stobbart catering offficer 1975
John Harding 5th engineer 1975
Peter Matthews chief engineer 1975 to 1976
Alan Phillip Carter 5th engineer 1975
Michael Hunt assistant steward 1975
Keith D Ellison... grade 1 seaman 1975 Sailed Back to Back trips on Her
Erwin Wiesner unknown 1975 Nico International Reperationes, Las Palmas G.C.
Tim Downs deck cadet 1976
Robert John Cush 5th engineer 1976
Keith Ideson 5th engineer 1976
Jim Lakeman 3rd engineer 1976
Michael Smith gp 1 1976
David John Monks efficient deckhand 1976 to 1977
Robin Ritchie chief engineer 1976
Peter Lee able seaman (grade 1) 1976
Ted Witwicki able seaman (grade 1) 1977 to 1978


Date Visitor Anecdote
09/25/2022 - 10:16 Lee Peter

Sailed to Bonny West Africa on her last trip before sale in 1976 to Goulandris Oil. Slow steaming as the price of oil was increasing as we made our way to Holland. Almost collided with a ferry on its way out of Rotterdam when we arrived the Pilot turned white but the ferry missed, Pilot really unhappy with Harbour Control. QM at the time and I along with everyone on the bridge had also broken into a sweat! Outstanding food, great crew one of the best I sailed with.

06/17/2009 - 12:50 Douglas Bee

Ijoined the MEGARA or BIG MEG as we used to call her,in the builders yard of MITSUBISHIin japan and worked by her for about ten days before the rest of the crew joined us,a great time,then we sailed for the gulf and got as far as singapore,when the stern gland went bust.Again a great time,shore leave every night for a couple of weeks until they fixed it.The only sad point about that trip was that a young E.D.H fell down one of the tanks and was killed.Love to hear from anybody that was aboard at the same time as me.