Eredine III

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Eredine III
ID No. 7372933
Gross Registered Tonnage 118,680
Builder Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industries. Chita.
Delivery date Sept.1976
Hull Steel.
Decks 1.
Length 337.02 m.overall. 320 m. LPP.
Width 54.51 m.
Depth 21.035 m.
Engine Builder Mitsui Engineering
Engine Type B&W
Engine Power 27,360 Brake horsepower
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 14.5 kts.
Deadweight 274,626 tons.
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Turbocharged.
Boiler Composite exh,gas/fuel oil.
Fuel HFO.
Generator voltage 440 v.
Generator Frequency 60 Hz.
Propeller Right hand.
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Launched July 31st, 1975
Delivered to owner Sept. 1976.
Scrapped April 26th. 2004.


Built in 1976, by Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industries, Chita, Japan, as Hazel Prosperity.

1978. Renamed "Tenko Maru"

1986. Renamed "Fortune". Later renamed "T.S. Fortune".

Purchased in 1989, as "T.S. Fortune", M/T Eredine was owned by Swire Shipping, (Eredine), Ltd and managed by The China Navigation Company Ltd. She was the giant of the Swire fleet at the time, carrying up to two million barrels of crude oil.

1996. Renamed "Orient Tiger".

2002. Renamed "Asian Tiger".

April 26th. 2004. Broken up at Chittagong.


No sooner had CNCo taken over the ship and docked her than we were contacted by Shell Transport and Trading, via Peter Prebensen and Clarkson Asia, with an enquiry for a three year time charter. This was an agreeable surprise.

Events / Stories

The ship had been used in the Japanese Government's floating storage programme, she came complete with notes on the care of the potted plants and the goldfish on the bridge.