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    TCW& Aotea Quay full, L-R New Zealand Pacific, ACT3, ACT7, Starman Australia, Aratika (ferry)

    TCW& Aotea Quay full, L-R New Zealand Pacific, ACT3, ACT7, Starman Australia, Aratika (ferry)

    New Zealand Pacific arriving Wellington Pilot Station 1/03/1993

    New Zealand Pacific arriving Wellington Pilot Station 1/03/1993

    New Zealand Pacific arriving Wellington Pilot Station 1/03/1993

    New Zealand Pacific arriving Wellington Pilot Station 1/03/1993

    1978 by Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack for The Shipping Corporation of New Zealand Ltd., Wellington 1978-1989. Sold Fuday Ltd., Hong Kong (Denholm Ship Management Ltd., Mgrs. but remained under control of The Shipping Corporation of N.Z. Ltd.) 1989 and renamed Tui (HKG) 1989.
    42,276
    1989–1991
    Ownership registered to Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd. and Ellerman Lines Ltd., London 4/1989 but transferred 9/1989 to NWS9 Ltd., Chester, United Kingdom (Associated Container Transportation [Aust.] Ltd., London, Mgrs.) 1989-1991 and renamed New Zealand Pacific (HKG/GBR 1989-97, HKG/CHN 1997, BMU 1997- ). NWS9 Ltd. sold to P&O Containers Ltd. 1991- (same name but P&O, Mgrs.) 1991-96. Ownership registered Capital Bank Leasing (9) Ltd. (P&O Nedlloyd Ltd., London, Mgrs. 1996- ).
     Information supplied by Tony Atkinson:
     TUI/NEW ZEALAND PACIFIC

    In Fleet: 1989 – 1991

    Official No. 380007

    IMO No. 7417587

    Call Sign: VREI

    Tonnage: 42,276 grt. 29,774 net. 38,642dwt. (As built)

    43,704 grt. 21,228 net. 38,643dwt. (After 1998)

    Dimensions: 248.60 x 32.31 x 12.027 metres.

    TEU Cap: 1,822 (1,220-below deck/602-on deck). (As built)

    2,079 (1,220-below deck/759-on deck). (After 1998)

    Reefer Cap: 1,223 TEU’s. (As built)

    1,273 TEU’s. (After 1998)

    Cargo Cap: 67,138m3

    Machinery: 2 x 8-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. MAN K8SZ90/160A type oil engines developing 53,280bhp driving twin screws                       by Bremen Vulkan Schiffbau & Maschinenfabrik, Vegesack, Bremen, West Germany. Fixed pitch                             propeller and a transver controllable pitch bow thruster.

    Speed: 21.5 knots.

    Ships History :

    1.1978 : Keel laid.

    23.5.1978 : Launched by Bremen Vulkan Schiffbau & Machinenfabrik, Vegesack, West Germany (Yard No.1008)                      for The Shipping Corporation of New Zealand Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand as NEW ZEALAND                            PACIFIC. (Russel Priest/N Kirby)

    20.9.1978 : Delivered to owners.

    27.12.1978 : Sustained heavy weather damage, including to her hull in Lat. 38.44N. 09.47W. She was on a                                    voyage from Rotterdam to Sydney where repairs were carried out.

    1985 : Owner restyled to The Shipping Corporation of New Zealand Ltd. (New Zealand Line, managers),                           Wellington, New Zealand.

    3.11.1986 : Sustained slight damage to her tail shaft at Hamburg. Note : As a result of industrial problems and                         the pending sale of The Shipping Corporation of New Zealand. The vessel whilst en-route Panama to                       Auckland, was diverted to Papeete, Tahiti where her crew was replaced with British officers and                               Spanish ratings.

    10.1.1989 : Transferred to Fuday Ltd., (Denholm Ship Management Ltd., managers), Hong Kong and renamed                          TUI. (Nigel Kirby)

    22.3.1989 : Announcement made that The Shipping Corporation of New Zealand Ltd., had been sold to                                      Associated Container Transportation ( New Zealand) Ltd.

    3.4.1989 : Transferred into the ownership of Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd., & Ellerman Lines Ltd., Hong                          Kong.

    9.5.1989 : Placed under the management of Cunard Ellerman Shipping Services Ltd., Hong Kong and renamed                      NEW ZEALAND PACIFIC. (P&O Nedlloyd Livery Skyfotos/2 x unknown alongside/Peter Stracy)

    1989 : Placed under the ownership of NWS 9 Ltd., Hong Kong.

    24.4.1991 : Sustained a fractured fuel oil tank on a voyage from Adelaide to Melbourne.

    7.11.1991 : P&O Containers Ltd., London, appointed managers.

    1997 : Transferred to Capital Bank Leasing (9) Ltd., (P&O Nedlloyd Container Line Ltd., managers), Hamilton,               Bermuda.

    1998 : Transferred to P&O Nedlloyd Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda.

    1999 : P&O Nedlloyd B.V., appointed managers.

    11.11.2002 : Arrived at Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China to be broken up by Jiangyin                               Changjiang Shipbreaking Factory.