Kweichow III

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Kweichow III
I.D. No. 9070694
Type Cargo / Container ship.
Gross Registered Tonnage 18,451 tons.
Builder Minami Nippon, Usuki, Japan. Yard No.629.
Delivery date June 1994.
Hull Steel.
Length Overall 184.9 m.,LPP 176.0 m.
Width 27.6 m.
Depth 14.7 m.
Engine Builder Kobe-Mitsubishi Diesel.
Engine Type Mitsubishi 8UEC60CLS, direct reversing 2 stroke diesel.
Engine cylinders 8
Engine Power 19,200bhp @ 100rpm., 16,320 @ 94.7rpm.
Engine RPM MCR 100 rpm., Normal 94.7 rpm.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 18.5/17. kts.
Deadweight 23,000 tons
Power Diesel
Aspiration Turbocharged
Boiler Composite Exh.gas/fuel oil.
Fuel MFO.
Generator 4:- Yanmar type T240L-ET.
Generator power 820 kw. each.
Generator voltage 44O V.
Generator Frequency 60 Hz.
Propeller Solid,Fixed pitch.
Propeller blades 5
Propeller formation Cast,
Propeller material Bronze.
Built classification society Lloyds + 100A1 LMC UMS.
Launched March 30th. 1994.
Original owner Curvet Transport S.A. & Nebula Shipping S.A. Hong Kong.
Delivered to owner June 1994.

History

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

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

2003. Placed on charter to Tasman Orient Line and renamed "Tasman Endeavour", Swire shipping acquired an interest in the Tasman Orient line.

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

2011. On the relocation of CNCo. to Singapore, the ship was renamed "Kweichow III", ownership now China Navigation Co.Pte. Ltd.

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