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Photographer:Captain Peter [View profile]Title:TUVAQAdded:Nov 21, 2020
Captured:November 20, 2020IMO:7421966Hits:2,589
Location:Barranquilla, Colombia
Photo Category: Ships under Repair or Conversion
at Barranquilla (Palermo)

IMO added thanks to Krispen
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Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Tiira (Until 2002 Nov)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Crude Oil Tanker
Gross tonnage:11,290 tons
Summer DWT:15,955 tons

Additional Information
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:1977
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (11)

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dnobarnes on Dec 02, 2020 17:45 (6 months ago)
As a former master of this vessel, I have to say that her original configuration two swimming pools, three saunas and a large conference room Tuvaq often felt like a hotel.
Tuomas Romu on Nov 27, 2020 12:40 (6 months ago)
That... I did not expect.

Let's wait and see.
Captain Peter on Nov 24, 2020 22:35 (6 months ago)
The pilot informed me:

The ship is under conversion to a Hotel/Restaurant

Capt Peter
Captain Peter on Nov 22, 2020 16:26 (6 months ago)
hi Capt Ted, as one of the previous comments said: We have to keep an eye on it, i.e. continue sailing to Barranquilla for the next years!:-)
Captain Ted on Nov 22, 2020 11:59 (6 months ago)
Look here,,just ahead of the new Terminal;
Captain Ted on Nov 22, 2020 11:57 (6 months ago)
Captain Peter,,She was bought to be a chemical cargo storage ship and she was initially on the side where BitCon is now, Just short of the place where the old Dreges lay around. The deal with the storage ship fell through and ever since the vessel was moved back to where she is now. She had before a dark blueish color, seems like someone tries to do something again with her.
Tuomas Romu on Nov 22, 2020 10:41 (6 months ago)
Oh, and based on Sentinel-2's satellite photographs the main deck was painted white in July 2020. You can't really see any details in the low-resolution photographs but the white deck shines all the way to space.
Tuomas Romu on Nov 22, 2020 10:35 (6 months ago)
In Google Earth's high-resolution satellite photographs, you can see that in 3/2019 the ship was still largely intact. In 11/2019, the cargo deck piping was being removed but some outfitting such as the helicopter landing area still remained on the deck. In 1/2020, the piping had disappeared completely and there's some dust blown off the starboard quarter, probably originating from sandblasting the paint off the deckhouse. However, the weather deck is still red whereas in this photograph it appears to be re-painted white.

Interesting indeed. While the ship was built more than four decades ago, it's a double hull vessel built of high-quality steel with heavy ice strengthening (= additional corrosion margin). It was also re-engined in 1997.

This is very interesting - please keep an eye on it.
pieter melissen on Nov 22, 2020 10:02 (6 months ago)
Captain Peter, she seems to be on the same spot as where you took a shot of her September 2018. Judging from the growth around her front anchor chain, she has indeed not moved much.
Captain Peter on Nov 21, 2020 18:28 (7 months ago)
interesting, I will ask the pilot for more details once outbound.
Capt Peter
Krispen Atkinson on Nov 21, 2020 16:13 (7 months ago)
The former TUVAQ, IMO 7421966, built in 1977 as Tiira for Neste.

Looks like she is undergoing conversion to "something". She has been lying at Barranquilla since Nov 2013 after being sold by Canadian owners.
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