Coral Chief II

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Sister of the ship Papuan Chief II

Coral Chief II
IMO /ID No. 7622120.
Type Geared Container ship.
Gross Registered Tonnage 6.373 grt. 3,134 nett.
Builder Miho Zosensho, Shimizu. Yard No 1054.
Delivery date July 1977.
Hull Steel.
Decks 1.
Length 118.12 m., over bulbous bow. F'c'sle 10.0 m.
Width 20.05 m
Depth 10.52 m
Engine Builder Hitachi Zosen, Innoshima.
Engine Type B & W, 2-stroke, single-acting, direct reversing.
Engine cylinders 7.
Engine Power 6,150 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 15 kts
Power Diesel.
Boiler Composite, exhaust gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil.
Launched May 2nd. 1977
Launched by Mrs. Veronica Somare, wife of the Prime Minister of New Guinea.
Original owner China Navigation Co.

History

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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