Piri was an Aframax oil tanker. She was built as Torben Spirit in 1994 at the Onomichi shipyard in Japan and registered in the Bahamian port of Nassau.[1] In December 2012, the vessel was renamed Piri and registered in Saint Kitts and Nevis, whereupon it was sailed to Bangladesh for scrap,[2][3] arriving 30 December 2012.[4]

Torben Spirit at anchor in Singapore
Name: Torben Spirit
Owner: VSSI Atlantic Inc.
Operator: Teekay Shipping Corporation
Port of registry:  Bahamas
Builder: Onomichi Zosen K.K.
Yard number: 371
Launched: 1994
Out of service: December 2012
Name: Piri
Port of registry:  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Renamed: December 2012
Fate: Sold for scrap, December 2012
General characteristics
Type: Oil tanker
Length: 244.8 m (803 ft)
Beam: 41.2 m (135 ft)
Draft: 14.418 m (47.30 ft)
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Capacity: Oil: 117,652 m3 (740,010 bbl)
A view of the transom of the Torben Spirit showing her name and home port.


  1. ^ "Torben Spirit (171495)". Shippingdatabase.com. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Piri". MarineTraffic.com. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  3. ^ Lillestolen, Trond (11 January 2013). "End of the road for even more old Zodiac capesizes". Tradewinds News. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  4. ^ "GMS Port Report" (PDF). GMS Weekly. 126 (550). 4 January 2013.

External linksEdit

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