Coral Chief III

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Sister to the ship "Chekiang III"

Coral Chief III
ID /IMO No. 8809191.
Type Geared Multi-Purpose Container carrier. 725 TEU.
Gross Registered Tonnage 7,914 grt. 4,283 nett.
Builder Mino Zosensho K.K., Shimizu. Yard No. 1349.
Delivery date 1990.
Hull Steel, bow thruster, 2 x 36 tonne cranes, ballast tanks to maintain even keel during cago operations.
Decks 1, plus part 2nd.
Length 130.25 m. over bulbous bow, F'c'sle 11 m. Poop 17.8 m.
Width 22.0 m.
Depth 11.0 m.
Engine Builder Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Tamano.
Engine Type B&W, 2 stroke,single-acting, direct reversing.
Engine cylinders 7
Engine Power 7,280 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw, controllable pitch.
Speed 16 kts.
Deadweight 10,553 mt.
Bale capacity Container capacity 725 TEU.
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Turbocharged.
Boiler Composite, exh.gas/fuel oil
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil.
Generator 3 Ssangyong L23130 MAN B&W Holeby Diesel engines.
Generator power 900 kva
Generator voltage 440 V ac.
Generator Frequency 60 Hz.
Propeller Controllable pitch.
Propeller blades 4, right hand, 4,520 mm.dia. 3,420 mm. pitch.
Propeller material Bronze.
Built classification society Lloyds +100A1 LMC UMS Containership.
Keel laid July 1988, as "Chengtu"
Launched March 1990 as "Coral Chief"
Original owner John Swire & Sons.
Delivered to owner April 1990.

History

March 12th.1990. Delivered as "Coral Chief III" to John Swire & Sons, CNCo. as managers.

November 2005. Lengthened by Miho Zosen, Shimizu. Specification as per images. Now 10,352 grt.

2008. Renamed "Pacific Harmomy"

2011. Renamed "Coral Chief"

November 30th. 2014. Renamed "Melanasian Chief" in Melbourne.

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