MV Mont, Knock Nevis, Jahre Viking – World’s Largest Supertanker

Tim Konrad
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July 18, 2010

Knock Nevis -Largest Ship

MV Mont, formerly Knock Nevis, was the largest ship ever built. Before her final journey as the MV Mont she was known as the Knock Nevis and was a Norwegian owned supertanker. Prior to that she was known as Seawise Giant, Happy Giant, and Jahre Viking. She was 458 metres (1504 feet) in length and 69 m (226 ft) in width, making her the largest ship in the world. She was built between 1979 and 1981 but was damaged during the Iran-Iraq War while transiting the Strait of Hormuz. She sank and was declared a total loss. Shortly after Iran-Iraq war, Norman International bought the wreckage of the ship, repaired and refloated her in 1991. After that she was used as an immobile offshore platform for the oil industry. In 2009 the vessel was sold to Amber Development Corporation, and renamed MV Mont for her final journey to Alang, Gujarat, India in December 2009 where she was intentionally beached and scrapped.

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