MAIRANGI BAY - London, England       Call sign - GXEW     IMO number - 7417563
Owner - P&O Containers Ltd. (P&OCL), England

Location - Mairangi Bay was photographed while she was underway in the New Waterway in Holland     Photograph Date - August 1989
Photographer - Unknown     Added to archive - 25 January 2004     Last updated - 25 January 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - July 1974
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - January 1978
  Delivered - April 1978
  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Mairangi Bay - England

  She sailed as Mairangi Bay for her entire career
  Arrived at Shanghai, China around 7 June 2002
  Beached shortly thereafter for demolition
  Scrap price - $140.00/ldt or $3.12 million (US)

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Refrigerated container carrier
  Gross tonnage - 43,674
  Net tonnage - 21,228
  Deadweight tonnage - 38,757
  L.O.A. - 248.60 meters ( 815' 7" )
  L.B.P. - 238.36 meters ( 781' 8" )
  Width overall - 32.31 meters ( 106' 0" )
  Width moulded - 32.24 meters ( 105' 9" )
  Draught - 12.070 meters ( 39' 7" )
  Depth - 21.52 meters ( 70' 7" )
  Number of cargo holds - 12 cellular
  Number of hatch covers - 12
  Container capacity - 2,344 TEU (20')
  Containers in holds - 1,223 TEU (reefers)
  Containers on deck - 1,071 TEU
  Fitted to carry some 40 foot containers
  Water ballast capacity - 10,373 tonnes

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Bremer Vulkan A.G.
  Country - Bremen-Vegesack, West Germany
  Hull number - 1007
  Engine builder - Bremer Vulkan A.G.
  Country - Bremen-Vegesack, West Germany
  Number of engines - 2
  Engine types - MAN (model K8SZ90/160A) 8-cyl diesels
  Horsepower - 53,280 bhp or 39,191 kW
  Fuel - Diesel fuel & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel fuel oil capacity - unknown
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - unknown
  Rate of consumption - unknown
  Bunker tank heating coils - unknown
  Speed - 23.0 knots
  Propellers - 2 fixed pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 (? hp)
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - 5 x 1500kW 450V 60Hz a.c.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, managers, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

** When she entered service Mairangi Bay was one of the largest reefer container ships to enter service. She and her sisters entered service in trade routes that saw them sailing between Europe and Australia - one of the largest producers of refrigerated exports

** Departed Port Botany on 19 May 2002 on her last voyage fully loaded with empty containers destined for Hong Kong & China.

** Mairangi Bay was sold by NatWest Leasing (Great Britain) Ltd., (P&O Nedlloyd B.V.), United Kingdon to Chinese breakers and she departed Hong Kong on 1 June for Shanghai.

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
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