• History
  • Flevoland

    In Fleet:

    IMO No. 7311355

    Official No.

    Call Sign: PECO

    Tonnage: 9,309grt. 5,700net. 13,945dwt.

    Dimensions: 500’8” (bb) x 66’9” x 24’8”. 152.75 (bb) x 20.35 x 9.35 metres.

    Reefer Cap: 590 m3 Insulated

    Cargo Cap: 706,713cu/ft. Grain; 660,204cu/ft. Bales. 21,312m3 Grain; 19,307m3 Bale

    Derrick(s): 1 x 80-ton lift, 2 x 22-ton lift, 5 x 8-ton lift, 2 x 5-ton lift, 15 winches.

    Machinery: 8-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A MAN K8Z70/120E oil engine (700 x 1200) of 11,200bhp driving a fixed

    pitch propeller at 140rpm.Manufactured, under license by VEB Dieselmotorenwerk

    Rostock, Rostock, East Germany.

    Aux Gen(s): 3 x 452kW 380V 50Hz a.c.

    Bunkers: 1,481 tons hvfo

    Speed: 18½ knots.

    Ships History:

    2.1969: Order placed Lars Rej Johansen,

    3.1972: Keel Laid.

    29.1.1973: Launched by VEB Warnowwerft Warnemuende, Rostock, East Germany (Yard No. 380) for

    Lars Rej Johansen, Oslo, Norway (I/S Lars Rej Johansen & Knut A. Knutsen, managers) as JOMARA.

    28.4.1973: Delivered to Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd NV. Tot Voortzetting VD, Amsterdam,

    Netherlands as FLEVOLAND.

    1.1.1981: the Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot-Maatschappij (KNSM) merged into the group.

    1981 the Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM), whose financial situation had

    deteriorated considerably, was amalgamated into Nedlloyd. Before then the KNSM was still optimistic

    about surviving in the trading areas of the Caribbean, Mediterranean and South America.

    1.1.1981: Company renamed Nedlloyd Lijnen BV, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

    2.1982: Renamed NEDLLOYD FLEVOLAND.

    9.1983: Renamed FLEVOLAND for duration of charter by Euro-Caribe Service.

    1984: Taken on charter by Mammoet Shipping BV, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

    10.1985: Sold to Rowing Hero Shipping Inc, (Mercury Shipping Co Ltd, managers), Panama and

    renamed SINBAD MARINER. (Call Sign: 3EGO4; Official No. 17045-HK)

    1987: Renamed MERCURY GULF.

    12.1989: Sold to Norfolk Co Inc, (Mercury Shipping Co Ltd, managers), Port Vila, Vanuatu and renamed

    MERCURY RIVER. (Call Sign: YJYD4; Official No. 519)

    12.1990: Sold to A P Madrigal Steamship Co Inc, Madrigal Building, Escolta, Manila, Philippines and

    renamed PASIG RIVER. (Call Sign: DUCQ)

    1.4.1992: Arrived Chittagong, Bangladesh to be broken up by Bangladesh Steel Enterprises who paid

    $193 per LDT.

    14.5.1992: Demolition commenced.

    Researched and compiled by Tony Atkinson ©