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BP British Pioneer
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No: 314   Contributor: Garve Scott-Lodge   Year: 2005   Manufacturer: Samsung Heavy Industries, Korea   Country: Unknown
BP British Pioneer

Registered in the Isle of Man, the British Pioneer is a crude oil carrier with a capacity of 320,000 tons. Seems to have a fairly neat turning circle in this pic!

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Picture added on 06 November 2006
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hello, my name is sal. I'm italian and i was sailing aboard supertanker before and i love to see this beautiful ships again. Thank you, my friend.

Added by Cadillacnero on 03 January 2007.
seem to have seen this photo before some where

Added by Terry Music Man on 04 July 2007.

Added by Vineeth Krishnan on 23 July 2007.
was this the shister ship of the british ranger?????

Added by Beeny Fitzpatrick on 31 July 2007.
I am a seaman presently with tidewater marine company and like to join this oil carrier one day if i complete my course in the nautical college.

Added by NOBLE KWAKU HORMEKU on 27 August 2007.
i berthed the previous vlcc british pioneer in the 1970s when i was a tug skipper in milford haven

Added by Philip Witts on 30 April 2008.
This ship is not the sister ship of the British Ranger. The Ranger was my first ship with bp in 1998 and was one of four "R" class left from the seventies. The Pioneer and the other "P" class ship replaced the "R" class when they were scrapped. The Ranger was a great old ship, shame the new ones are not. I have just left bp after 10 years.

Added by Martin Corey on 21 June 2008.
I sailed on the old British Pioneer in 1952, she later became Clyde Pioneer,
then reverted back to her original name before being scrapped.You just cant imagine the difference in two ships.Dave

Added by Dave Williams on 26 October 2008.
looks like a sister ship to the last shell tanker opalia

Added by Mark Perkin on 25 October 2009.
I sailed on the original British Pioneer as an engineer cadet in August 78

Added by Stephen Davenport on 18 December 2009.
I sailed on the previous British Pioneer to this one. I was on it when we handed it over to a Turkish company - it had been renamed to TISPION before we handed it over.

Added by Mark Newstead on 06 January 2010.
I believe the British Pioneer drydocked in Dubai in December 2009 - who was the owner/manager of the vessel at that moment?

Added by RH on 16 February 2010.
I was also on the pioneer in 1978 when she did the trip to South Korea.

Added by Micheal O'brien on 19 March 2011.
Build by Samsung heavy Industries in Ulsan South Korea The British Pioneer reach the 300, 000 tn. of DWT

Added by Christian on 14 July 2013.
I was on former British Pioneer (which was M.Ceyhan then) when she was attached by Iraq air force in 1985 at Persian gulf.

Added by Mehmet Ali Erten on 26 February 2018.
I was on the first British Pioneer way back in the fifties.It was my first ship.

Dave Williams

Added by David Williams on 27 February 2018.
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