Tuesday, August 02, 2011


Ovatella (seen in the old colors) The Ovatella (IMO: 9172674, Flag: Isle of Man, ex: Front Comanche) is a VLCC built in 1999 by Hitachy Zosen, Japan and currently operated by Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd. The vessel is 333 metres long, 60 metres wide and has a maximum draught of 21 metres. These dimensions give the vessel a deadweight tonnage of over 300,000. Her main engine is a MAN / B&W vertical, 2 stroke, single action, direct reversible, crosshead type. She has 5 center tanks and 10 wing tanks which have a volume of 331,523 m3 at 98 %.

The Ovatella arrived last night at the MOT terminal, Rotterdam carrying a load of crude oil from Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia.

Click here for the current position of the Ovatella

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