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.
|Registered owners, managers and operators||Court Line Ltd
Managers Haldin & Co. Ltd.
|Builders||Astilleros Espanoles S.A|
|Engines||2 SA 6 cylinder Sulzer type|
|Engine builders||Astilleros Espanoles S.A|
|31 Oct 1970||Launched|
|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|
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.
- By courtesy of Clive Ketley