Pacific Islander

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Pacific Islander
IMO /ID No. 7714882.
Type Geared Container & vehicle roll on, roll off, carrier.
Gross Registered Tonnage 8,012 grt. 4,867 nett
Builder Shin Yamamoto Zosen, Kochi. Yard No. 203.
Delivery date 1977.
Hull Steel, 2 stern ramps, 2 x 21 ton cranes between 1 & 2 holds, 2 x 28 ton cranes between 3 & $ holds.
Decks 2.
Length 155.5 m. F'c'sle 28.7 m. Poop 28.7 m.
Width 25 m.
Depth 14.5 m.
Engine Builder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Yokohama.
Engine Type Diesel, M.A.N. 4 stroke, single acting, & single reduction gearbox.
Engine cylinders 18,"V" configuration, 2 banks of 9 cylinders
Engine Power 9,000 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 16 kts.
Deadweight 15,532.
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Turbocharged.
Boiler Composite, exh.gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil.
Propeller Solid.
Propeller blades 4.
Propeller formation Cast.
Propeller material Bronze.
Launched Aug.12th. 1977.
Delivered to owner Daiwa Kaiun K.K., Shimonoseki.
Scrapped June 15th. 2011. @ Chittagong.


Ship capacity:- 446 TEU including (50 reefer), or 592 cars. the car decks running alongside hold 2,3 & 4. On the poop there was capacity for up to sixteen taller vehicles. Container capacity on deck - 180. Total crew - 32.

1977. Delivered to Daiwa Kaiun K.K., Shimoniseki, as the "Pacific Princess", for the Korea/Japan-Philippines-Indonsia service.

1980. Ownership changed to Helm World Shipping S.A., Singapore. No change in name or service. Managers:- Norse Management Co. (Pte), Singapore. Panama flag.

Aug 1981. Bought jointly by CNCo. and Halsbury Shipping. Funnel colour now a dark blue.

1982. Renamed "Pacific Islander" and employed on the named Bali Hai service, the same route.

1983. CNCo. now the sole owners. No change in service or flag.

1994. Sold to the subsidiary of Probo Two Ltd. with CNCo. as managers.

2003. Sold to Taiwan Maritime Transportation Co. Renamed "Ducky Saphire".

June 1st.2011. Arrived at Chittagong for Breaking up. Beached on June 15th. 2011.


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