Tasman Commander

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"Challenger Class"

Tasman Commander.
ID /IMO No. 9103104.
Type 1257 TEU Geared Multi-Purpose Containership.
Gross Registered Tonnage 18,468.grt., 9,201 nett.
Builder Minami-Nippon, Usuki.
Delivery date April 12th. 1995.
Hull Steel.
Length 184.9 m.
Width 27.7 m.
Depth 14.7 m.
Engine Builder Kobe-Mitsibishi, Diesel.
Engine Type Kobe-Mitsibishi, 8UEC60LS, direct reversing.
Engine cylinders 8
Engine Power MCR. 19,200 bhp, @ 100 rpm.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 18.5 kts.
Deadweight 23,586 mt.
Aspiration Turbocharged.
Boiler Composite, exh.gas/fuel oil.
Generator 4 x Yanmar, T240L-ET.
Generator power Each 820 KW.
Generator voltage 440 V.
Generator Frequency 60 Hz.
Propeller Right hand.
Propeller blades 5
Propeller formation Solid
Propeller material Bronze.
Built classification society Lloyds+100A1 LMC UMS.
Keel laid Oct 6th. 1994.
Launched Dec.19th. 1994
Delivered to owner April 12th. 1994.
Bow thruster:- 1 X 1,060 KW. Nakashima, driving a 4 blade c.p.propeller


The four Challenger Class vessels renamed "Tasman Commander", "Tasman Mariner", "Tasman Endeavour", and "Tasman Provider" (Kwantung IV) were purchased by CNCo. and chartered in to the Tasman Oriental Line trades. However during the 2009 global recession, CNCo. took over Tasman Oriental Line, phasing out the "brand name" to be replaced by Swire Shipping.

April 12th. 1995. Delivered as "Oceanic Challenger" to Curvet Transport. SA. Hong Kong.

1998, Transferred to Nebula Shipping & Curvet Transport., Hong Kong.

2001. New owners Magicsea Shiping Co. Ltd. Hong Kong.

2001.. Owners now Magicsea shiping Co. CYP Limassol. Renamed "Delmas Joinville".

2002. Renamed "Oceanic Challenger".

2009. Transfered to China Navigation Co. Pte.Ltd.


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