Enrica Lexie

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Enrica Lexie at Kochi
History
Name: Enrica Lexie
Owner: Dolphin Tankers, Naples
Port of registry: Italy
Completed: 2008[1]
Identification:
Fate: Renamed as Olympic Sky in 2014.[1]
History
Name: Olympic Sky
Owner: Olympic Shipping & Management
Port of registry: Greece until 2015; Marshall Islands (since 2015)
Identification:
Status: in active service[1]
General characteristics
Type: Oil tanker
Tonnage: 58,418 GT[1] 104,255 DWT[1]
Length: 243.8 metres (800 ft)[1]
Beam: 42 metres (138 ft)[1]

Enrica Lexie (called Olympic Sky since 2013) is an Italian Aframax oil-tanker. In 2012, the ship was involved in the shooting of two Indian fisherman in the Laccadive Sea.

History[edit]

2008–2012[edit]

The Enrica Lexie was built in 2008. She was originally owned by Naples-based Dolphin Tankers whose parent company is Fratelli d'Amato.[1][2]

2012 shooting incident[edit]

On 15 February 2012, the Enrica Lexia was involved in the shooting of two fisherman in the Laccadive Sea off the Indian coast.[3] The tanker was taken to the port of Kochi on 17 February 2012 under escort by the Indian Coast Guard.[4] The ship was allowed to leave 80 days later, on 6 May 2012 after the owners posted a surety bond.[5]

2013–2015[edit]

In 2013, she was renamed as Olympic Sky and registered under a Greek flag; vessel management was transferred to Olympic Shipping & Management SA.[1][6] AIS plots show the tanker operating in the Indian Ocean region.[7][8]

In 2015, the tanker was registered again in the Marshall Islands.[9][10]

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