Before becoming Mersey Spirit in 2013 she has had a number of names including Ilona Theresa (1996), Densa Gundem (1996), Jetta Theresa (2002) and Onyx (2007).
On 16 May 2012 as the Onyx she was detained in Liverpool for a total of eleven deficiencies including one grounds for detention. At the time she was one of twelve non-UK flagged vessels detained in UK ports.
The vessel was detained because there were a number of deficiencies which were objective evidence of a serious failure or lack of effectiveness of implementation of the ISM code on board the vessel.
Annual surveys had not been carried out for International Air Pollution Prevention, International Oil Pollution Prevention, Load Line, Cargo Ship Safety Construction, Cargo Ship Safety Equipment and Annual Class Survey.
Other deficiencies included the bow thruster ventilation pipe was corroded through in several sections; the Civil Liability for Bunker Pollution Certificate was missing and the rescue boat searchlight was not approved.
She was sold by her then owner Herning for $3.50m in 2007.
MMSI - 235097283
REG - UK, Liverpool
IMO - 9119476
Call Sign - 2GGV7
Chemical / Oil Products Tanker
Built - Rota, Tuza, TR
Yard No. - 16
L 77m W10m
Year - 1996
Liverpool, 9 July 2013