There are still a few K-class models for sale.
1:125 scale fully RTR replica of a K class Shell tanker are available. The models are manufactured by hand, using 3D techniques, RIM - reaction injection moulding (RTM - resin transfer molding) ,PE (photo-etching of copper) to make a true copy of the ship. The assembly is done in a specialized workshop by well qualified model makers. This model will be equipped with a single screw - servo controlled rudder - 6 volt motor with electronic speed controller and remote control. Furthermore, an acryllic cover with wooden base for display, a booklet and nameplate includes the package. This model has a limited edition of 15 pcs - Customers may choose their favourite ship name and corresponding home port and flag. Price € 1801,00 excl. VATtype
Watford to Woolloomooloo
John Moxley sent me a request to mention his book Watford to Woolloomooloo. The book and ebook are available on Lulu and Amazon and have received some excellent reviews. John Moxley sailed on the Hinnites, Vexilla , Hyala , Hadriania , Anadara (2) , Volvatella and Lanistes .
New book Under a Yellow Sky
My book on life at sea as a deck cadet on Shell Tankers in the early 1970s is now being published by Whittles Publishing House and is being printed within the next few days, to be available in the next couple of weeks.
Sailing for Shell Singapore
LNG Sokota saved solo rower
In the night of May 31, 2013, the "LNG Sokoto" saved he solo rower Ralph Tuijn" from his capsiced boat. 1900 kilometers west of the Cocos Island between Australia and Africa. He had sent a distress call after a collision with a tanker. The boat had rolled five times and filled with water. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority issued a mayday call to ships in the area, which was heard by his rescuers, the "LNG Sokoto". He was picked up by the tanker which was on its way from Japan to Nigeria. His boat was drifting upside down and was probably sunk by the crew of the tanker. LNG Sokoto
Hyundai strikes another 10-tanker deal with Shell lessor.
Sinokor will charter at least 30, 50.000 dwt product tankers to Shell. All of the 30 vessels are due to be delivered in 2014 and 2015.
Ex. Shell tanker Magdala (3) sold for demolition.
26-3-2013 The Knigtsbridge tanker Mayfair ex. Shell crude tanker Magdala (3) is sold for demolition in Pakistan.
LNG Delta and Galeomma sold for scrap
Bareboat-charter for 20 Medium Range Carriers
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has been awarded with a contract for 20 Medium Range (52.000 DWT) product carriers by Sinokor Merchant Marine South Korea, which will lease those vessels to Shell on long-term bareboat charter for at least five years. The delivery is planned 2014-2015.
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