Soochow V

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Sister of the ship "Chekiang III" identical except for minor changes. The mast formed part of the funnel and there were two gravity fall lifeboats.

Soochow V
ID /IMO No.9085596
Type Geared Container carrier
Gross Registered Tonnage 7869.
Builder Mino Zosensho K.K.. Shimizu. Yard No 1431.
Delivery date July 5th.1994.
Hull Steel, bow thruster, 2 x 36 tonne cranes, fixed container guides, ballast tanks to maintain even keel during cargo 0perations. operations.
Decks 1, plus part 2nd. deck
Length 29.75 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., Tamano.
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 10,747 mt.
Bale capacity Container capacity = 725 TEU.
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Turbocharged.
Boiler Composite, exh.gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil.
Propeller Cotrollable pitch.
Launched July 5th. 1994.
Original owner China Navigation Co.


1994, On delivery as the "Soochow V", chartered out as the "Micronesian Chief".

1995. Reverted to "Soochow V".

1996. Renamed "Maersk Asia Decimo (II)"

2007. Renamed "Suzanne"


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