Otina (2)

About

Completed 1962 as Otina for STUK. Originally ordered by Eagle Oil as San Demitrio. 1967 sold to Safmarine and chartered back. Renamed Kuland. 12-9-1975 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

Information
Also known as
San Demitrio
Kuland
IMO number
5266922
Call sign
GHME
Construction number
1276
Tonnage
53.739 ton
Beam
31m
Length overall
228m
Year of construction
1962
Year of renaming/broken up
1975
Service for Shell
1962 to 1975
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
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Sailors

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
11/21/2012 - 20:44 Tony Veal

I sailed on this ship as second Engineer when she was the Kuland. Owned and run by Safmarine; chartered back to Shell. Beautiful accommodation and we went all over the world to model refineries.

10/31/2010 - 19:01 Maurice J. Halton

The dates of my time on Otina are rather a guess, but I remember when the Chief Engineer took the HP Turbine offline with a bypass: the noise in the engine room was horrific. There were so many 'extra' people in the engineroom that we experimented with having a day off a week. It was a disaster because all there was to do was get drunk; and we did. On the same voyage we put into Liverpool (very unusual) and they turned her round very very quickly.

10/31/2010 - 18:35 Maurice J. Halton

Otin was my second Shell ship. I joined he in Rotterdam (not sure of the year but she was practically brabd new) with a group of other officers. She had a problem with her HP turbine in the Red Sea and we put into Aden for an inspection. Not a very happy ship as I recall.

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