Local Shipping – XMUN (II)

A 61 year old lady delivered in 1959 , currently at Malta is the water tanker XMUN (II).

Started her life as HSwMS FRYKEN A 217 with the Swedish Navy she was delivered on 24th November, 1959 supporting the navy with fresh water. She was built by Marinteknik Verkstads AB of which in 1972, the company bought Öregrundsvarvet AB and relocated the shipyard to Öregrund in 1973.

Extract from Jane’s Fighting Ships 1992-93 Edition.

Later in the nineties she was bought by the Maltese owned shipping company – Ocean Way Co Ltd based in St. Julian’s and started fresh water supplies immediately.

Above images whilst entering Grand Harbour back to 29th August, 2006.

Earlier on her funnel was red as the colours of Mira Towage Co Ltd, same managing persons but later on it was changed to the white one as seen below –

Her berth was Bridge Wharf –

Various operations were made mostly at Bunkering Areas, Within Territorial Waters and even outside territorial waters –

She was sold locally in 2013 and there were rumours that her tanks were converted to carry diesel. In fact she was seen during hull maintenance in June 2013 –

On Thursday 25th June, 2013 she was spotted entering Grand Harbour wearing Darmanin Fisheries Ltd funnel colours –

On Tuesday 1st April 2014 around 1100 hrs while XMUN was on her hard slipped on SLIP 1 at Manoel Island Yacht Yard (MIYY) the co2 fixed installation system was accidentally released causing the gas flooding the engine room resulting to 6 persons injured including 1 MIYY employee according to Transport Malta Safety Investigation Report 201404/001 with report no 08/2015 issued in April 2015.

XMUN on her hard at MIYY on 20th March, 2014

Meanwhile on 18th July, 2014 change of ownership was done to Petroplus ltd as registered in the Maltese Shipping Register.

In 2018 she was spotted named as SEVE-SEAS I homeported at La Paz, Bolivia.

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Published – Saturday 2nd January, 2021