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Identification Data

Year built: 1979
Classification Register: Lloyd's Register of Shipping (LR)
IMO number: 7422843
Nat. Official Number: 15601 Z ROTT 1979
Category: Cargo vessel
Propulsion: Motor Vessel
Type: General Cargo
Standard Ship Type: SD-14
Type Deck: Shelterdeck closed
Lift Capacity:
Material Hull: Steel
Decks: 2
Construction Data

Shipbuilder: Austin & Pickersgill Ltd., Sunderland, Great Britain
Yardnumber: 912
Date Laid Down:
Launch Date: 1978-12-12
Delivery Date: 1979-03-20
Technical Data

Engine Manufacturer: George Clark & N.E.M. Ltd., Wallsend on Tyne, Great Britain
Engine Type: Motor, Oil, 2-stroke single-acting
Number of Cylinders: 5
Power: 7500
Power Unit: BHP (APK, RPK)
Eng. additional info: Sulzer Type (680x1250)
Speed in knots: 15.00
Number of screws: 1
Gross Tonnage: 9121.00 Gross tonnage
Net Tonnage: 6316.00 Net tonnage
Deadweight: 15210.00 tonnes deadweight (1000 kg)
Grain: 21379 Cubic Meters
Bale: 19636 Cubic Meters
TEU: 82
Length 1: 144.02 Meters Length overall (Loa)
Length 2: 137.5 Meters Length between perpendiculars (Lbp)
Beam: 20.48 Meters Breadth, extreme
Depth: 11.74 Meters Breadth, moulded
Draught: 8.865 Meters Draught, maximum
Configuration Changes

Certificate of Registry
Ship History Data

Date/Name Ship 1979-03-20 AFRICAN EXPRESS
Manager: Vroon B.V., Breskens, Netherlands
Owner: Motorschip African Express B.V., Breskens, Netherlands
Homeport / Flag: Breskens / Netherlands
Callsign: PCEU
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1984-11-00 AN SAI JIANG
Manager: Cosco Guanzhu, Unknown, China
Owner: Guangzhou Ocean Shipping Co., Guangzhou (Canton), China
Homeport / Flag: Guangzhou (Canton) / China
Callsign: BWCX
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1998-00-00 YU JIA
Manager: Xiamen Cheng Yi Shipping Co., Xiamen, Fujian Prov., China
Owner: Xiamen Cheng Yi Shipping Co., Xiamen, Fujian Prov., China
Homeport / Flag: Xiamen, Fujian Prov. / China
Callsign: BWCX
Additional info:

Ship Events Data

1978-00-00: Tijdens de bouw gekocht van AB Vasa Shipping OY, Vasa, Finland.

2003-08-11: Final Fate: Tijdens een reis van China naar India, met 14.300 ton chroomerts gedurende een storm in de Baai van Bengalen water gemaakt en gezonken in pos. 16.08.N. - 91.31.O. De bemanning (28) werd gered.

Ship Masters Data


Description: African Express 1979 on River Eems, Dukegat anchorage the 27.04.1984.
Made By: © Olinga, F.J. (Frits)
Image type: Photo