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Kowloon built Tanker Robert M.
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No: 5960   Contributor: Marcel Gommers   Year: 1993   Manufacturer: HK Whampoa, Kowloon, Hong Kong   Country: United Kingdom
Kowloon built Tanker Robert M.

Photo of the tanker Robert M. (IMO 6929868) seen off Portishead in 1993.
The tanker Robert M was built as British registered Cree in 1970 by HK Whampoa, Kowloon. She measure loa of 85m, beam 12.8m and 1,785 tons. The Cree was renamed in 1976 to Robert M., in 1997 to Nesa 1 and later that year to Nesa R.
I find this tanker to be of a remarkable design with even the bridge being very low. Any experts out there who can enlighten me?

With thanks and © P.W. Hobday.
Picture added on 10 July 2008
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She used to visit Ardrossan on the firth of Clyde regularly when I was a boy in the early 80's. I think she was a molases tanker at the time - messy job !

Added by Graeme Thomson on 16 November 2011.
Robert M Was a bitumen tanker, thats all it ever carried

Added by Hywel Owen on 06 April 2012.
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