• History
  • Monsun

    In Fleet:

    Official No.

    IMO No. 7329716

    Call Sign: DIAI

    Tonnage: 5,860grt. 2,850net. 8,000dwt.

    Dimensions: 478’1”(bb) x 70’7” x 23’5”. 145.73 (bb) x 21.52 x 8.411 metres.

    TEU Cap: 322 (210/20’-below deck/112/20’-on deck)

    Reefer Cap: 25 TEU’s.

    Cargo Cap: 679,598 cu/ft. Grain; 620,243 cu/ft. Bale. (19,121 m3; Grain; 17,274 m3)

    Holds: 4 (4 Hatches)

    Crane(s): 2 x 36-ton lift; 2 x 25-ton lift; 3 x 10-ton lift; 21 x winch (es)

    Machinery: 6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A Sulzer 6RND68 oil engine (680 x 1250) of 9,899bhp driving controllable

    pitch propeller. Manufactured, under license, by Zaklady Przemyslu Metalowego ‘H

    Cegielski’ SA, Poznan, Poland. Fixed pitch thwart thruster forward.

    Aux Gens: 1 x 600kW 380V 50Hz a.c., 3 x 400kW 380V a.c.

    Bunkers: 135 tons gas oil/1,120 tons hvfo. Consumption (total): 35.50 tonnes per day

    Speed: 16½ knots.

    Ships History:

    1969: Order placed.

    1972: Keel Laid.

    30.8.1973: Launched by Stocznia Szczecinska im A Warskiego, Szczecin, Poland, (Yard No. B430/03),

    for KG Zyklon Schiffahrtsges. mbH & Co. (Hugo Stinnes Zweigniederlassung, Hamburg, managers),

    Hamburg, West Germany as MONSUN.

    29.12.1973: Delivered

    1976: Renamed SAPELE for duration of charter to Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, Liverpool.

    1979: Renamed MONSUN at end of charter.

    12.12.1981: Damaged by collision with Argentinean cargo ship Misiones II (12,474/79) approximately 50

    miles south of Sabine Pass during voyage from Houston, Texas to Cristobal, Panama. Sustained 20ft

    vertical and 30ft horizontal hole below the waterline in vicinity of No. 3 hatch on starboard side. Taken to

    Beaumont, Texas where repairs effected and subsequently returned to service.

    1984: L/R shows port of registry as Hamburg, flag Panama (Call Sign: H8UX; Official No. 9411-HD-F)

    1988: Transferred to Limassol, Cyprus registry. (Call Sign: P3WP2)

    8.1989: Sold for $4.1million to Locafrance International Leasing SA, Lausanne, Switzerland, (Sofrana

    Unilines (NZ) Ltd, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand, managers), Port Vila, Vanuatu and renamed

    CAPITAINE QUIROS. (Call Sign: YJXY6; Official No. 483)

    22.5.1992: Sold for $2.4 million to PT Tanto Intim Line, Kec Pabean Cantikan, Surabaya, Indonesia,

    (Tanto Maritime Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore, managers), Jakarta, Indonesia and renamed TANTO


    10.1993: Transferred to Port Vila, Vanuatu registry. (Call Sign: YJXY6; Official No. 483)

    21.10.1994: Sold to Winline Shipping Pte Ltd, North Bridge Road, Singapore, and renamed DAE JIN.

    (Call Sign: 9VPW; Official No. 386393)

    11.1995: Da Yi Shipping Pte Ltd, Sophia Road, Singapore, appointed managers and transferred to

    Panamanian registry. (Call Sign: 3FSC5; Official No. )

    1996: Tonnage (ITC’69) 9,735grt. 5,013net. 11,900dwt.

    30.8.1996: Arrived Alang, India to be broken up by Saumil Impex Pvt Ltd, Bhavnagar, India.

    3.10.1996: Demolition commenced. (5,777 LDT)

    From Miramar.

    IDNo: 7329716 Year: 1973

    Name: MONSUN Keel:

    Type: Cargo ship Launch Date: 30.8.73

    Flag: DEU Date of completion: 29.12.73

    Tons: 9420 Link: 1974

    DWT: 12091 Yard No: b430-1/3

    Length overall: 145.7 Ship Design: B430

    LPP: 134.4 Country of build: POL

    Beam: 21.5 Builder: A.Warskiego

    Material of build: Location of yard: Szczecin

    Researched and compiled by Tony Atkinson