Halcyon Skies



Halcyon Skies was in service from 1971 until 1981 so had a working life of 10 years during which time she had two serious mishaps - the last of which led to her being broken up in 1985.

Halcyon Skies
Halcyon Skies - date and location not known. [1]

Basic Data

Item Value
Type Tanker
Registered owners, managers and operators Court Line Ltd
Managers Haldin & Co. Ltd.
Builders Astilleros Espanoles S.A
Yard Matagorda
Country Spain
Yard number 157
Registry N/K
Official number 341266
Signal letters N/K
Call sign N/K
Classification society N/K
Gross tonnage 27,502
Net tonnage 15,782
Deadweight N/K
Length 696.5 ft
Breadth 95.16 ft
Depth 52.5 ft
Draught N/K
Engines 2 SA 6 cylinder Sulzer type
Engine builders Astilleros Espanoles S.A
Works Seatao
Country Spain
Power N/K
Propulsion Single screw
Speed 15 knots
Cargo capacity N/K
Crew N/K

Career Highlights

Date Event
31 Oct 1970 Launched
Mar 1971 Completed
1974 Sold to A/S Avanti, A/S Navalis and A/S Turicum, Oslo, Norway - Managers Tschude & Eitzen, and renamed Sibeau
11 Oct 1977 Stranded on Coatzalcoalcos Breakwater
1980 Sold to Manunited Cia. Nav. S.A., Piraeus, Greece - Managers A. Halcoussis & Co. and renamed Annaxyla
20 May 1981 Beached near Jebel Dhanna after explosion and fire in pump room while loading.
5 Jan 1985 Hulked and broken up at Gadani Beach

Service History

Little is known of the service history of Halcyon Skies other than what is recorded in Career Highlights and the fact that she was stranded on Coatzalcoalcos breakwater while inward bound from Tampico and badly damaged. She was beached nearby with heavy bottom damage.

Examination after refloating following the beaching in 1981 found her uneconomical to repair so she was broken up.

Image Credits

  1. By courtesy of Clive Ketley