Probo Baoning

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Probo Baoning
ID No. 8309816.
Type Ore/Bulk/Oil Carrier.
Gross Registered Tonnage 31,255 tons.
Builder Korea Shipbuilding & Engineering Corporation, Pusan. Yard No. 3022.
Delivery date Sept. 1989.
Hull Steel.
Length Overall 182.9 m., LPP 175.0 m.
Width 32.0 m.
Depth Maximum draft 9.5 m.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 14 kts.
Deadweight 47,980 tons.
Power Diesel
Aspiration Turbocharged.
Generator voltage 440 v ac.
Generator Frequency 60 Hz.
Propeller material Bronze.
Launched Nov. 1985.


September 1989. Delivered as "Probo Baoning" to a Norwegian consortium - Bulkhandling, a chartering group led by Torvald Klaveness. CNCo. purchased a 50% share in the vessel, along with a 50% share in the "Probo Baro". However by 1990 CNCo. sold its share in the joint venture, due to being exposed to the level of exposure in the trade over which they had no control.

1999. Sold to Prime Ship Management S.A. and renamed "Probo Koala".

2006. Renamed "Gulf Jash"

For more about this ship, see Probo Baro


Bulkhandling Pool.

Events / Stories

Long after CNCo sold their interest in her, this ship, as the "PROBO KOALA" owned and managed by Prime Ship Management, SA, covered herself in shame in the Trafigura toxic waste dumping scandal:

Interestingly, because the Probos were designed to carry, inter alia, caustic soda in bulk, they were amongst the rather few ships that could carry out the "caustic washing" operation on the coker naptha supplied to Trafigura by Pemex. As Minton Treharne and Davies observed, this was really an attempt to replicate a refinery procedure, at sea.