Papuan Chief II

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Papuan Chief II
IMO /ID No. 7622118.
Type Geared Container ship.
Gross Registered Tonnage 6,373 grt. 3,134 nett.
Builder Miho Zosensho, Shimizu.
Delivery date June 1977.
Hull Steel, with bulbous bow.
Decks 1. Fixed guides & cellular holds.
Length 118.2 m, over bulbous bow. F'c'sle 10 m.
Width 20.05 m.
Depth 10.52 m.
Engine Builder Hitachi Zosen, Innoshima.
Engine Type Diesel, 2 stroke, single acting.
Engine cylinders 7.
Engine Power 6,150 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 15 kts.
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Turbocharged.
Boiler Composite, exhaust gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil.
Propeller Solid.
Propeller blades 4.
Propeller formation Cast.
Propeller material Bronze.
Original owner China Navigation Co.


June 1977. Delivered to CNCo., and placed on long time charter to the New Guinea Australia Line.

June 29th.1977. Suffered a breakdown on her maiden voyage which required her being towed into Sydney.

1981. Lengthened by Miho Zosensho, Shimizu. Length now 132.1 m. and 392 TEU.

1990. Sold to Alleyn Shipping Ltd., Singapore. Part of the Ocean Bridge Shipping Pte., Singapore. Renamed "Vigour Singapore".

1991. Placed on charter and renamed "Raja Bhum". Later reverted to "Vigour Singapore".

1995. Became "Xour Singapore" of Alleyn Shipping Ltd. of Monrovia.

1998. Renamed "X-Press Singapore"

2000. Renamed "Permai-III"

2004 Last recorded in LR


Events / Stories

Reckoned to be the best of the four (CORAL CHIEF, CHENGTU, NIMOS, PAPUAN CHIEF) "original Mihos".