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Hearts of Oak
Pre-Anco Parcel Tanker Service
Schrøder & Farstad
In 1956 Shipping company Sverre A. Farstad & Co. was formed by Sverre A. Farstad
together with ship-owners Ole Schrøder and Sverre Farstad junior.
In 1962 they took over A/S Truma and renamed A/S Vigra;
1965 they were renamed Schrøder & Farstad of Ålesund.
Ore Carrier; I/S Farland, Sverre A. Farstad & Company
Haugesund Mekaniske Verksted 10,500 dwt; 6,459 grt
427 x 57.1 x 32 ft
Built 1959, Haugesund M/V A/S, Haugesund, Norway. (Yard Nr 18)
Motor diesel Gotaverken. single screw motorship, 12 knots.
2 SA; 5 cylinders (630 x 1300). Uddevallavarvet A/B.
Sold April 1963
1963 Renamed GERLAND A/S Gerrards Rederi, Kristiansand.
1970 Renamed ASTRANORTE (2) Astramar Cia. Argentiana de Nav. SAC, Buenos Aires.
26/27th September 1975: Under Captain Jorge Travaglini from Guayacán, Chile to San Nicolás, Argentina, sailing at reduced speed due to poor visibility, she struck a reef off the Coast of Canal Icy and foundered in Fuigian Channel, off the southern tip of S America with iron ore. The crew of 29 were recued by the Chilean Naval ship VALDIVIA and were disembarked at Punta Arenas.
1962 BELLONA (bought from AO Anderson)
Built as BELLONA
ANCO SEA See Anco pages
Converted to Solvent Lube Oil Carrier
Built 1962; Delivered 1962 by Horton Verft
21,550 dwt; 12,208 grt Bulk Carrier
1962 SAGA SAILOR(2) ex FARSEA
Built as FARSEA
1965 Renamed SUNSEA
1971 Renamed SAGA SAILOR; Schröder & Farstad
Sold February 1973
1973 Renamed ELLY
Thanks to Ruud van der Duin for these pictures
1962 SAGA STAR ex TERNOY
Built as TERNOY A/S Truma
ANCO STAR See Anco pages
Sold October 1973
1962 SAGA SUN ex HANSOY
Built as HANSOY A/S Truma
ANCO SUN See Anco pages
1963 FARLAND (2)
Launched May 1962 Haugesund Mek.Verksted 18,825 dwt
Delivered May 1963
1965 SAGA SKY
Tanker 74,350 dwt
Delivered March 1965
Sold June 1974. Renamed BURMAH SPAR.
3rd October 1978, 0420 hours Inbound together, BURMAH SPAR collided with the TEXACO IOWA on the Mississippi River, Pilottown, Louisiana. The total damage to the vessels was estimated at £250,000.
No-one was injured. Collision was determined to be due to bar-pilot errors and the failure of the pilots
to establish bridge-to-bridge radio-telephone communications before the collision.
5th June 1982 Delivered to Gadani Beach and Scrapped.
1972 ANCO SEA (2) See Anco pages
Chemical and Oil Carrier
556ft 6ins; 7-cyl B&W; 11,500 hp; 14,999 grt; 8938nrt
Launched 11th June 1971.
Delivered 1st January 1972
For I/S Saga Sea, Norway [Schrøder & Farstad, Ålesund]
SAGA SWALE 1957 ex SKARAAS
SAGA STREAM 1967 ex ANCO STREAM
SAGA SWORD 1967