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Newbuild Oil Tanker: Kestral Fisher Follows King Sister

26th August 2014
Newbuild Oil Tanker: Kestral Fisher Follows King Sister

#TankerNewbuild- Newbuild oil products tanker, Kestral Fisher docked in Dublin Port today, she is the second of a pair of 7,072dwt vessels operated by James Fisher Everard of Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, writes Jehan Ashmore.

In June she entered service and her call to Dublin today sees her alongside No.1 Oil Berth, one of our such berths. It is understood she arrived from a Norwegian oil refinery at Slagen on the Oslofjord.

Likewise, her elder sister King Fisher (See Photo) as previously reported in March, are of the '8000' design launched from Damen Shipyards facility in Galati, Romania. They were outfitted in the Dutch group's Bergum yard in Harlingen.

Kestral Fisher was christened by Michelle Hartnup and was delivered to Dutch owners De Opfeart Beheer. Likewise she too is operated on an open management basis by James Fisher Everard.

Each of the 104m double-hulled 8,363m³ newbuilds have 10 epoxy coated-tanks. This will enable the newbuilds to carry gasoline, diesel oil, lubrication oil and jet fuels to ports and oil refineries throughout Ireland, the UK and north-western Europe.

They have accommodation for captain and ten-crew, plus a guest cabin, all of which are single and en-suite.


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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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