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Shuttle tanker MT Siri Knutsen, Cromarty Firth
Ships and Harbours
No: 243   Contributor: Colin Dunn   Year: 2006   Manufacturer: Astilleros de Sestao, Spain   Country: United Kingdom
Shuttle tanker MT Siri Knutsen, Cromarty Firth

This is the SIRI KNUTSEN, based in Aberdeen, sailing under the UK flag. It's used as a shuttle between the Talisman Oil Terminal at Nigg, and the Beatrice oil field.
(Originally listed by me as the RITA KNUTSEN. Now corrected)

Signal Letters: MFCZ7
Yard: Naval Gijon S.A.(103065)
Year of Build: 2004
Picture added on 27 October 2006
add commentComments:
It is the "Rita Knutsen". Before that time it was the "Nordic Sarita", we renamed her in March 2005 at Rotterdam. At that time she was owned by Tkay from Norway. I have several pictures of het during the renaming. But still have to find out how to get them on this site.

Added by Guus van den bosch on 27 October 2006.
Hi Guus,
To upload photos just use the upload facility at the bottom of the homepage. Or if more convenient you can send them to the editors by email at If you are struggling to get them converted to a digital format you might want to ask Marcel S. (Dutch editor) for some assistance.

Added by Marcel G. on 27 October 2006.
This is not the Rita Knutsen but the Gijon Knutsen, built in 2006 in Spain. The Rita Knutsen was built in 1986 as Sarita by Daewoo. 12400dw. Sold in 2006 to teekay-petrojarl for converting to a FPSO.

Added by C.W van Noort on 30 October 2006.
No this is definately RITA KNUTSEN as the only 2 tankers of this size and colour from KNUTSEN that berth at the oil terminal at Nigg are her and SIRI KNUTSEN.

Added by Ronald Young on 01 November 2006.
You make still a mistake for the Rita Knutsen. ( see lloyds register).But Siri knutsen could be right. Knutsen has a serie of that type, built in Spain. Only the siri and gijon are equipped with a bowloading system.

Added by C.W van Noort on 01 November 2006.
C.W. - you are right. I've just gone back and had a closer look at my original photo, and this ship is the siri knutsen, not the rita knutsen. I've corrected the title accordingly. Thanks.

Added by Colin on 01 November 2006.
The "Rita Knutsen" has been anchored in Mossel Bay, South Africa for the past 6 weeks about 6 miles offshore. She appears to be in ballast. Has she broken down ? No support vessels have been seen approaching her or any other activity.

Added by John Gray on 07 April 2008.
Hello! Sori does not usually operate at nigg, mostly gothenborg an Rotterdam. Was aboard for 3 months. Only calls at nigg very occasionally. It doesn't usually go to the breatrice field, mostly the sori and chessnut. Just thought I'd correct you!

Added by Me on 19 October 2008.
All oil from Beatrice goes direct to Nigg via pipeline for export, that was the reson for building the Nigg Terminal.

There has never been a shuttle run between the Beatrice field an Nigg.

With the reduced production from Beatrice, the terminal has been used as a transhipment terminal for oil from other fields hence the shuttle tankers at the terminal.

Added by Smoggy on 29 April 2009.
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