Palumbo Malta Shipyard – THOMAS ZAFIRAS from 14.08.2021 to 24.08.2021

The 5 year old 249.90 metre long Aframax type crude oil tanker THOMAS ZAFIRAS called at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. She entered Grand Harbour on Saturday 14th August, 2021 passing breakwaters at 1603 hrs on completion of her sistership ELIAS TSAKOS.

She was assisted by 4 tugs bound for drydocking at Dock 6 the same like her sistership.

She was built in Romania by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries as yard number 5011, the second tanker in a series of 9.

During her drydocking at Dock 6, while various repairs were done of which I believe it was her first drydocking survey for her 5 years. According to SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea) regulation, every sea-going vessel has to undergo two dry docks within a period of 5 years.

She left on Tuesday 24th August.

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Published – Friday 15th October ,2021