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A Ship in the Strait: Hellespont Trinity

A rare color scheme sets this oil tanker apart from most other oil tankers.

A Ship in the Strait: Hellespont Trinity A Ship in the Strait: Hellespont Trinity

The Hellespont Trinity is a double hulled crude oil carrier.  She was built in 1996 at the Samsung Heavy Industries, Geoje Shipyard in Korea. 

She is owned and operated by Hellespont Hammonia of Hamburg, Germany.

In December 2012 pirates attempted to board her but failed when the captain increased speed and began evasive maneuvers.

The Hellespont Trinity is somewhat unusual because her hull is painted white with blue accents.  Most oil tankers are painted black. 

Ship Name

Length

Beam

Draft

DWT

Capacity

Hellespoint Trinity

274 meters

48 meters

16 meters

148,018

1,059,758 barrels of crude oil

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