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Sister of the ship Papuan Chief II

ID/IMO 7640005
Type Container ship.
Gross Registered Tonnage 6,373 grt. 3,134 nett.
Builder Miho Zosensho,Shimizu. Yard No. 1055.
Delivery date Aug 1977.
Hull Steel, fixed guides & cellular holds.
Decks 1.
Length 118.1 m. over bulbous bow. F'c'sle 10.0 m.
Width 20.05 m.
Depth 10.5 m.
Engine Builder Hitachi Zosen,Innoshima.
Engine Type Diesel. B.& W., 2 stroke, single acting.
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.
Original owner China Navigation Co.


Aug. 1977. Delivered to CNCo., and placed on charter with the Conpac consortium, CNCO. as managers.

Oct.1979. Sold to Broderick & Co., Bermuda. CNCo. remaining managers.

1982. Lengthened by builders, Miho Zosensho, Shimizu. The vessel is now 132.1 m. overall, 122.0 m. LPP., grt 7354 tons, 8706 DWT.

1987. Ownership passed to Storrington Ltd. Hong Kong. Managers and name unchanged. Employed on Australia-West Pacific Line.

Dec 1990. Sold to the Pacific International Lines Pte., Singapore. Renamed "Kota Pahlwan".

1992. Became the "Sri Samut" of the Pacific Seatrain Lines, Bangkok.

2001. Became the "Tanto Sahabat".

June 2011. Broken up.


Events / Stories

When we sold the CHENGTU to PIL they refused to pay for the bond, saying that their ships were "dry". So when we sold the "NIMOS" to them those onboard were given instructions to drink and smoke it, on company account, before the handover - which was done with enthusiasm. PIL duly complained that there were no bonded stores on board at delivery!