Sister of the ship Papuan Chief II
|Coral Chief II
|IMO /ID No. 7622120.
||Geared Container ship.
|Gross Registered Tonnage
||6.373 grt. 3,134 nett.
||Miho Zosensho, Shimizu. Yard No 1054.
||118.12 m., over bulbous bow. F'c'sle 10.0 m.
||Hitachi Zosen, Innoshima.
||B & W, 2-stroke, single-acting, direct reversing.
||Composite, exhaust gas/fuel oil.
||May 2nd. 1977
||Mrs. Veronica Somare, wife of the Prime Minister of New Guinea.
||China Navigation Co.
July 1977. Delivered to CNC0. and placed on wet charter to the Papua New Guinea Shipping Corporation, Port Moresby. N.B. the Papua Shipping Corporation were not ship owners, but used chartered vessels, as required, for the service Sydney, Port Moresby and coastal ports.
1990. Sold to the Ocean Bridge Shipping Pte., Singapore. Renamed "Vigour Pacific".
1995. Became the "Sea Gallant" of Vigour Pacific Lines, Pte., Singapore.
May 1999. Renamed "Kota Murni".
Oct. 2000. Transferred to the Malaysian Shipping Corporation. Sdn Bhd PIL managers, renamed "Salam Murni"
2011. Broken up at Chittagong 24th April, beached on 30th April.
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