Liberian-flag Elli hogged - broke apart
M/T ELLI (Liberia, 54880gt), Yemen to Suez in ballast, hogged severely in the Red Sea near Suez Canal. All 24-crew was taken ashore safely 28-August-2009. The tanker was towed and beached.
The former Howard Smith/RW Miller fuel tanker broke apart about 15 nautical miles from the port of Taufiq while awaiting a berth. The vessel was once known as Canopus before being sold to Liquimar of Greece in 1996 and renamed. Worldwide Green Tankers is said to manage a fleet of seven tankers. Brokers reported that the company purchased the vessel from Liquimar Tankers in December 2007 in an en bloc deal which included a sister tanker, the Frixos.
# Name: M T ELLI
# MMSI: 370298000
# IMO: 8420206
# Call sign: 3FND7
# Flag: Liberia
# Vesseltype: Tanker
# Width: 46 m
# Length: 230 m
TANKER 'CANOPUS', THEN AUSTRALIAN OWNED BY 'HOWARD SMITH P/L'.
BUILT IN KOREA BY SAMSUNG SHIPBUILDING IN 1986.
DRAFT................12.17 M..13.6 M SUMMER.
SISTER 'ERA'.CANOPUS SOLD TO GREEK INTERESTS
AND RE-NAMED 'ELLI'.