|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.|
|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.