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Category:IMO 7820485

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  • Type: Ro/Ro passenger/vehicle ferry
  • Design by:
  • Order date:
  • Built by Schichau-Unterweser A.G. Bremerhaven, Germany
  • Yard No: 2280
  • Keel laid:
  • Launch Date: 12.12.1979
  • Date of completion: 5.80
  • Length overall: 131.96
  • LPP: 126.5
  • Breadth: 22.7 m moulded
  • Draught: 5.53 m
  • GRT: 7951.44 Link: 2395
  • DWT: 2492
  • NET: 3439.05
  • Main engine: three Sulzer 12ZV 40/48 internal combustion engines, each developing 9,000 BHP at the maximum continuous rating and 8,000 BHP at the continuous service rating
  • Speed: 22 kn service speed
  • Passenger certificate: 1,300
  • Car capacity: 350

HistoryEdit

  • 12.12.1979 Named:HERALD OF FREE ENTERPRICE for Townsend Car Ferries Limited, Dover. Flag: United Kingdom
  • 29.05.1980 Maiden trip: Dover/Calais.
  • 10.07.1980 Crossed between Dover/Calais in a record breaking 52 minutes and 53 seconds.
  • 06.03.1987 at 19:00 Departed Zeebrugge with 573 passengers on board. Approximately 30 minutes after setting sail she capsized 51.22.48N/3.11.26E
  • 07.04.1987 Dutch salvage contractor, Smit-Tak, began work to raise the wreck.
  • 24.04.1987 Towed to Zeebrugge.
  • 14.05.1987 Removed to Vlissingen, Netherlands
  • 30.09.1987 Sold to Compania Naviera S. A. Kingstown, Saint Vincent. Renamed FLUSHING RANGE Flag: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • 05.10.1987 Towed in the company of Gaelic Ferry en route to ship breakers in Taiwan.
  • 27.12.1987 Tow lost at position 34.46°S, 24.39°E off Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • 02.01.1988 Tow resumed.
  • 22.03.1988 Finally arrived in Taiwan to be broken up in Kaohsiung.

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