The old Chemical Pioneer won’t give up without a fight

The Chem P, the Ex-Chemical Pioneer, is aground in the Mediterranean off Malta.

It’s been reflagged and renamed for its final trip I guess.





I bet US Shipping wished they painted over that stack :joy:

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Darn! I enjoyed watching the Chemical Pioneer over the years. That was the one whose engine room and stern was salvaged from the the collision in NY harbor, correct?

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The old Sea Witch.

When he heard about this latest fiasco, a friend that sailed on her exclaimed “Even when the only thing that remains is the razorblades, they’ll be unlucky too! Those damned Schicks will give you nicks!”

She appears to have moved a bit. Refloated??:

A patriotic view of her in better days:

From BalticShipping.com:
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The salvage operation of the 1968 built steamship CHEM P offshore Bahar ic-Caghaq, Malta where she’s being assisted by tugs under LOF contract on Saturday 19th March, 2022. Vessel was originally built as a container ship of which in 1974 she was converted into a chemical tanker.

Photos: Capt. Lawrence Dalli - www.maltashipphotos.com (c)

Left Tioga on 14 December, limped into Gibraltar January 25 and stayed through February 18. Took until March 4th for her to reach Malta and now LOF salvage. Thats gotta be one miserable trip.

She is afloat again:


The 1968 built steamship CHEM P underway from offshore Bahar ic-Caghaq, Malta to Bunkering Area 6 where she’s being assisted by tugs under LOF contract on Monday 21st March, 2022 after she was salvaged during a ESE gale force winds. Vessel was originally built as a container ship of which in 1974 she was converted into a chemical tanker.
Photo : Capt. Lawrence Dalli - www.maltashipphotos.com (c)

Not really converted. Eight years after the collision and fire with the ESSO Brussels, the hulk was cut in two with the stern section (house and engine room) attached to a new chemical tanker forebody.

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