M.T. Philadelphia Sun
Sun Ship Hull #: 677 Contract Date:  
Keel Laid: 3/10/1978 Time on Ways (M/D): 17/17
Date Delivered: 7/26/1980 Time in Wet Basin (M/D):  
Total Time Bldg.:   Promised Delivery Date:  
D.W.T.: 31,000 Propulsion: Sulzer Diesel RND-76M
H.P.:   Speed: 15.5
Sponsor:   Delivery Price: $36 mil
Bbls. Capacity: 247,781 Launch Date: 7/24/1980
Previous Owner:   Previous Name:  
Date Purchased:   Date Sold:
Subsequent Owner: Maritrans Subsequent Name: Perseverance
Sold 2007 France
 Length Ft.: 580  Beam Ft.:  90
 Depth Ft.: 49'6" Class: ABS
    Scrapped: Chittagong 03/20/2007
IMO Number: 7728704    
Perseverance (ex-Philadelphia Sun). Tanker. 196 m long, 9.946 t. Tuvalu Islands flag.
Classification society, American Bureau of Shipping. Built in 1981 in Chester (United
States) by Sun Shipbuilding Inc. Owned by Maritrans Operating Company (United
States). Detained in 2007 in Marsaxlokk (Malta). On the European Maritime Safety
Agency (EMSA) list of single hull tankers banned from transporting heavy fuel in
European waters since 2005. Sold for demolition to Bangladesh she arrived under the
name of France after passing from the flag of the United States to Tuvalu.




Denise came to Portland, Oregon to visit me at the Dillingham shipyard in 1984.

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Maritrans Perseverance (ex: Philadelphia Sun) with the Maritrans Declaration and Maritrans Republic assisting her in the Dock in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico.
Maritrans Perseverance (ex: Philadelphia Sun) near Miraflores locks, Panama, 4-9-05

Here she is as the France.  Pictures are by Joseph Schwartzstein

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