Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2013/07/27

It was hard to read the name at first, for rust covered the lettering. But I stared hard, and it was worth the effort:

a crude oil tanker named Compassion.


It was such a good name that it survived two company changes. It was Stena Compassion until 2010, then Newlead Compassion until 2012. It is currently owned by BW Maritime (Singapore). Flag: Bermuda, homeport: Hamilton.

The company also owns a tanker named Compass. Un-ION-ized.

Tanker Compassion
Built: 2006 by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group
Length: 748 ft. (228 m)
Beam: 105 ft. (32 m)
Draft: 37.4 ft. (11.4 m)

What good karma to be up in the bridge, high on Compassion.

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  1. tugster said, on 2013/07/27 at 05:28

    I want to point out that the third name (ownership) was arrived at by painting out the first part of the name. This raises the question about what a possible eventual fourth owner would do. Would it be PASSION? IONA with the addition of a new letter at the end? oh! maybe paint out the current first four letters and the last three?

    • Reid Sprague said, on 2013/07/27 at 05:45

      “And of letters, you need but three to write you down” – Cyrano de Bergerac. That could be said of more than one shipping company, probably. . . the poor ship, though!

  2. walt stevens said, on 2013/07/27 at 10:58

    I always thought the name of that ship was Danger No Smoking Safety First!

  3. max said, on 2013/07/28 at 01:30

    Following Tugster’s thought “OMPA ON” works for me!

  4. Bill Whalen said, on 2013/07/28 at 19:40

    A company with a statistical or ichthyological bent might have named her COMPOISSON (q.v.)

    • Bill Whalen said, on 2013/07/30 at 16:24

      Wait a minute….was it a crude oil tanker or a compassionate oil tanker?

  5. mageb said, on 2013/07/29 at 14:56


  6. Ken said, on 2013/07/30 at 12:01

    that is a pretty cool drawing. One of these days you’ll have to do a drawing of a Great Lakes Ship (Arthur Anderson comes to mind).

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