Maltese flagged fire control support ship.
Ex Coltair-86, Forties Kiwi-82, British Kiwi-76.
Sold in 1986 by BP Oil Development Ltd. to Waterloo Shipping Co Ltd, Malta.
Broken up Alang 14 May 1989
Oil rig support vessel
Polembros Shipping Ltd., London.
Above: KITTY laid up in the River Blackwater, Essex on 16/8/86 where she had arrived on 10th February in tow of the tug PETER WESSELS. Date: 16 August 1986. Source: Mersea Museum / John Jones
Above: KITTY laid up in the River Blackwater Date: 4 April 1986. Source: Mersea Museum / Derek Sands
Above: West Mersea Lifeboat B-529 ALEXANDER DUCKHAM.
L-R, Clive Pickering, Richard Taylor, William Baker.
In the background is the laid up KITTY - an oil rig support ship, she was formerly the BP Tanker BRITISH KIWI. Date: c1987. Source: Mersea Museum / Terence Smith