Shasi III

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Sister of the ship "Soochow V"

Shasi III
ID /IMO No.9085601.
Type Geared Container carrier.
Gross Registered Tonnage 7,869 mt.
Builder Mino Zosensho K.K., Shimizu.
Delivery date Jan 1995.
Hull Steel, bow thruster, 2 x 36 tonne cranes, fixed container guides, ballast tanks to maintain keel during cargo operations.
Decks 1, plus part 2nd deck.
Length 129.75 m. over bulbous bow, F'c'sle 11 m. Poop 17.8 m.
Width 22.2 m.
Depth 11 m.
Engine Builder Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Shimizu. Yard No. 1432.
Engine Type Diesel, Burmeister & Wain, 2 stroke, single acting.
Engine cylinders 7.
Engine Power 7,280 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 16 kts.
Deadweight 10,740 mt.
Bale capacity Container capacity = 725 TEU.
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Turbocharged.
Boiler Composite, exh.gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil.
Propeller Controllable pitch.
Launched Oct 10th 1994.
Original owner China Navigation Co.


1995. Delivered as "Shasi III" to CNCo.

1998. Placed on charter and renamed "Sea Explorer II"

1999. Chartered to the American President Lines, renamed "APL Rose".

2001. Renamed "APL Belem".

2004. Renamed "Florence", then "Lagarfoss".

2005. Renamed "Florence"


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