Kwantung IV

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Kwantung IV
I.D. No. 9070709
Type Container ship.
Gross Registered Tonnage 18,451 tons.
Builder Minami Nippon, Usuki. Yard No. 630.
Delivery date September 1994.
Hull Steel.
Length 184.9 m overall. LPP. 176.0 m
Width 27.6 m.
Depth 14.7 m.
Engine Builder Kobe-Mitsubishi Diesel.
Engine Type Diesel, 8UEC60LS direct reversing.
Engine cylinders 8
Engine Power 19,200 bhp. @100rpm. 16,320 bhp. @94.7 rpm.
Propulsion mode Single Screw.
Speed 19 kts.
Deadweight 23,683 tons.
Aspiration Turbocharged.
Boiler Composite, Exh.gas./Fuel oil.
Generator 4 x Yanmar,T240L-ET
Generator power 820 kw. each.
Generator voltage 440 V AC
Generator Frequency 60 Hz.
Propeller Solid.
Propeller blades %.
Propeller formation Cast
Propeller material Bronze
Built classification society Lloyds+100A1 LMC UMS
Launched June 10th. 1994.
Original owner Curvet Transport S.A. & Nebula Shipping S.A. Hong Kong.
Delivered to owner September 1994.


1994. Built as the "Meridian Challenger" for O.S.K.Lines under the nominal ownership of Curvet Transport S.A. & Nebula Shipping S.A. of Hong Kong.

1996. Nominal owners now New Asian Shipping Co. Ltd.

2000. Placed on charter to the French based Delmas Armanent and renamed "Delmas Forbin". Sold to the Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd. under the nominal ownership of Queenway Shipping Ltd., Cyprus.

2002. Name changed to "Meridian Challenger".

2003. Placed on charter to Tasman Orient Line and renamed Tasman Provider . Swire shipping acquired an interest in Tasman Orient line.

2004. Swire shipping purchased the Tasman Orient Line and registered the ship under China Navigation Co. Ltd.

2011. On the relocating of CNCo. to Singapore, the name changed to "Kwantung IV" , ownership now China Navigation Co.Pte Ltd.


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