10 April 2024






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One of the Egyptian ships that called inside French Creek at Grand Harbour, Malta was the 1999 built 247 m long crude oil tanker ETC ISIS homeported at Monrovia (LBR Flag) calling at Palumbo Malta Shipyard on Monday 3rd April, 2011.

With a length overall (loa) of 246.80 m, beam of 42 m, she was built in Japan by Imabari Shipbuilding at Saijo Dockyard as the OPAL QUEEN for Tsakos, Greece. During March, she was sold and acquired by Egyptian Tanker Co (ETC) Ltd and renamed as ETC ISIS.

And a month later she was seen entering Malta for drydocking, livery change etc assisted by local tugs for Dock 6.

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Since she was built in Japan her Classification Society was Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK) and her main engine was B&W.

With this acquisition ETC added one more tanker three tankers alongside ETC RAMSIS and ETC NEFERTARI, which were acquired in 2010, all of which have a combined capacity of 250,000 tons.

More aerial images while drydocked can be found here –

The Egyptian Tanker Company (ETC) is an Egyptian joint-stock, free-zone company that specializes in providing local and global marine transport services to companies and entities working in the field of exporting and importing crude petroleum and its derivatives across Egyptian and international ports.

The company was founded in 2006 with authorized capital of USD 150 million and USD 50 million in paid-in capital, and seeks a leading market share in the promising crude oil and petroleum transportation sector in Egypt while maintaining a considerable presence in the sector’s international market.

Then on Saturday 16th April, late morning she left Dock 6 fresh and clean wearing ETC colours including Funnel of which MSPAP was trusted in Aerial Photography.

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