Pakhoi IV

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Pakhoi IV
IMO /ID No. 9131020.
Type Geared Container carrier.
Gross Registered Tonnage 7,197 grt. 3,758 nett.
Builder Dae Sun Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Pusan, South Korea.
Delivery date March 35th.1997.
Hull Steel, bow thruster, 2 x 36 tonne cranes, fixed container guides, ballast tanks to maintain even keel during cargo operations.
Decks 1, part 2nd.
Length 129.75 m. over bulbous bow. F'c'sle 12.5 m. Poop 16.5 m.
Width 20.9 m.
Depth 10.7 m.
Engine Builder Sangyong Heavy Industries, Changwon.
Engine Type Diesel, Burmeister & Wain, 2 stroke, single acting.
Engine cylinders 8.
Engine Power 5,586 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 16 kts.
Deadweight 9,676 tons.
Bale capacity Container capacity, 648 TEU, plus 85 on deck
Power Diesel
Aspiration Turbocharged.
Boiler Composite, exh.gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil.
Propeller Controllable pitch.
Launched Nov 30th. 1996.
Original owner China Navigation Co.


The "Pakhoi IV" is almost identical to the successful buildings, "Chekiang III" and "Soochow V" class of vessels. The deck cranes being vertical from the main deck, the for'd crane is one container height lower. Total crew:- 20.

1997. Delivered as "Pakhoi IV" to the China Navigation Co., registered on the Monrovia register. The sister ship "Pegasus Pannant" belonged to Korean Swire subsidiary Dong Young Shipping Co.

1997. Placed on charter and renamed "Rio Apure" Registered owner China Navigation Co. Monrovia.

2000. Renamed "P & O Nedlloyd "Manus" Registered owner China Navigation Co. Ltd. Monrovia.

2001. Renamed "Pakhoi" Registered owner China Navigation Co. Ltd. Hong Kong.

2004. Renamed "OSG Admiral" Registered owner Sinotec Maritime Ltd. Hong Kong.


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