ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
SPARTAN TIDE
Construction
Steel
Type
VESSEL, OIL RIG SUPPLY
Date
1975
Official Number
359097
Description
Yard Number: 967

Subsequent Names: NICO SHINDAGHA (1991

Aberdeen Press & Journal, Friday 11th April 1975:
'Spartan Tide had to wait for tide...' by Jim Kinnaird
'The Aberdeen-built rig-supply and towing vessel Spartan Tide found herself a little sparse on tide yesterday.
So much so that her launching from the Footdee yard of Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd., was delayed by 25 minutes until the flood tide gained sufficient height for the attempt.
Time and tide, it's said, wait for no man - but yesterday man had to wait for the tide. Contrary winds can sometimes upset tidal predictions to quite a degree - and this is apparently what happened yesterday.
In the event it mattered little for no ceremony was arranged to mark the launching of the 191ft Spartan Tide, the second of two ships built by Hall Russell for Tidewater Marine Inc., of New Orleans, under a £2,000,000 contract.
It is the owner's custom instead to arrange a commissioning ceremony when their ships are ready for service.
Spartan Tide is a sister ship to the Trojan Tide, named at the handing over ceremony last month by Mrs John Wright, wife of the chairman and managing director of the shipbuilding company.
Tideater Marine are the largest supply ship operators in the world and their Aberdeen-built vessels are designed for general supply, towage and anchor-handling duties.
The ships are each powered by twin 2875BHP diesel engines driving controllable propellers in Kort nozzles.
They have bow-thrust units to increase manoeuvrability and have a service speed of 13 knots.
Accommodation is arranged for up to 20 people.'

1991: Change of name to NICO SHINDAGHA; Changer of owner to Nico World II Ltd., Port Vila, Vanuatu. Ship described as tug/supply ship. Fire fighting.

2003/2004 Lloyds Register of Shipping, NICO SHINDAGHA, port of registry: Port Vila, Flag: Vanuatu, owner/managers: NICO INTERNATIONAL, United Arab Emirates, Dubai.

2007/2008: Still listed in Lloyd's Register.

2008 Owners ESL Integrated Services, Port Harcourt, Nigeria YENEGOA OCEAN, registered Panama, still in service 2012.

Shipbuilder
Hall Russell
Owner
Tidewater Marine Service Inc, Aberdeen
Dimensions
gross tonnage: 1080 ton
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