Foochow IV

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Foochow IV
ID No. 7203730.
Type Bulk carrier.
Gross Registered Tonnage 16,230 grt. 8,817 nett.
Builder VEB Mathias-Thesen-Werft, Wismar.
Delivery date 1972.
Hull Steel. 5 holds, centrally divided, 10 hatches. Strengthened for heavy cargoes and as a grain carrier without the need for the normal containing bulkheads.
Decks 1.
Length 176.7 m.
Width 22.9 m.
Depth 14.02 m.
Engine Builder Dieselmotoren, Rostock.
Engine Type Diesel. M.A.N., 2 stroke, single acting.
Engine cylinders 8.
Engine Power 11,200 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 15.5 kts.
Deadweight 23,424 tons.
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Turbocharged.
Boiler Composite, exhaust gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil.
Propeller Solid, right hand.
Propeller blades 4.
Propeller formation Cast.
Propeller material Phospher bronze.
Launched Jan.8th. 1972.
Original owner Swedish Lloyd.

History

1972. Delivered as the "Bella Coola" to Red.A/B Svenska Lloyd, Gothenburg., who were members of Scanscot consortium. Other members of the consortium were:- Leffler, Denholm, Swedish Lloyd (Thore), Hans Rederi and Brostrum. Lumber carriers from Britsh Columbia to world wide destinations.

1973. Transfered/sold by Scanscot to Paul Gustav Palsson Partrederi, Gothenburg.

1975. Sold to Brostroms Tekniska A/B, Gothenburg., same name.

August 1977. Bought by Taikoo Navigation Co. London. Renamed "Foochow IV".

December 1977. Transfered to CNCo. Swire Pacific Shipmanagement appointed as managers.

June 1980. Transfered to the Swire Korean subsidiary Dong Young Shipping Co. Ltd., Ichon. Renamed "Pegasus Timber".

1984/5. Sold to Kingsland Shipping Ltd., Manila. Renamed "Pegasus", Panamanian flag.

November 9th.1992. During a voyage from Indonesia to Inchon, the vessel grounded on a reef off Lu Tao, Taiwan, following engine failure, broke into two, 2 crew died.

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