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    Columbia Star arriving Wellington for the first time 27 March 1993

    Columbia Star arriving Wellington for the first time 27 March 1993. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

    Columbia Star arriving Wellington for the first time 27 March 1993, Queensland Star TCW1

    Columbia Star arriving Wellington for the first time 27 March 1993, Queensland Star TCW1. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

    Columbia Star arriving Wellington pilot station 14/05/1993

    Columbia Star arriving Wellington pilot station 14/05/1993. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

    Columbia Star arriving Wellington pilot station 14/05/1993

    Columbia Star arriving Wellington pilot station 14/05/1993. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

     

    ACT 10 Sydney. Photographs ©Ian Farquhar

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    There were two ACT 10 vessels, the details of each one are shown below:
    ACT 10
    1986 by Martin Jansen GmbH & Co., K.G. Schiffswft u Fbk,Leer. Launched as Maria Sibum(DEU) but completed as Act 10.
    Sibum GmbH & Co. KG m.s. “Maria Sibum” (Sibum GmbH & Co.KG, Hamburg.
    8,106
    1986-1988
    Under charter to ACTA for PACE WEST service as Act 10 (DEU) 1986. Reverted to owners 1988 and renamed Karaman (DEU) 1988-1993. Renamed Independent Concept (DEU)1993 (same owners), Kent Trader (DEU) (same owners) 1993-97, Maria Sibum (DEU) 1997- (same owners).
     ACT 10 (BHS)
    1980 by Bremer Vulkan, 
    Vegesack as New Zealand Caribbean (GBR1980-1985, NZL 1985-1989) for The Shipping Corporation of New Zealand Ltd., Wellington 1980-1989. Sold Bass New World International Ltd., Limassol (Columbia Ship Management Ltd., Limassol, Mgrs.) 1989-1990 and renamed Abacus (BHS) 1989-1990.
     19,613
     1990–1991
     Transferred NWS9 Ltd., Chester, United Kingdom 1990 (same Mgrs.) and renamed Act 10 (BHS) 1990-1991 for PACE WEST service. Transferred Claire Navigation S.A., Panama 1991 (Blue Star Ship Management Ltd., London, Mgrs.) and renamed Columbia Star (BHS) 1991- . (Owners reverted to NWS9 Ltd., Chester, United Kingdom 1994-96 (same name/Mgrs.). Owners registered Capital Bank Leasing (9) Ltd., London 1998 (same name/Mgrs.)
    Information supplied by Tony Atkinson:

    ACT 10 (1)

    In Fleet: 1986 – 1988

    IMO No. 8516603

    Official No: 15170

    Call Sign: DILM

    Tonnage: 8,106grt. 4,088net. 9,393dwt.

    Dimensions: 132.70(bb) x 22.70 x 7.530metres.

    TEU Cap: 855 (300-below deck/585-on deck)

    Reefer Cap: 180 TEU’s.

    Crane(s): 2 x 40-ton lift

    Machinery: 7-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. MAN 7L52/55B type oil engine (520 x 550) of 4,622bhp with flexible couplings and single reduction geared to screw shaft driving controllable pitch propeller.

    Manufactured by MAN-B&W Diesel GmbH, Augsburg, West Germany.

    Thruster: 1 x Thwart Hatlapa fixed pitch transverse bow thruster.

    Aux Gen(s): 1 x 800kW a.c., 3 x 400kW a.c.

    Speed: 17 knots.

    Ships History :

    9.1985 : Keel laid.

    16.5.1986 : Launched by Martin Jansen Schiffswerft & Maschinenfabrik GmbH. & Co. KG, Leer, West Germany,                      (Yard No.200), for Hermann Sibum GmbH. & Co. KG. ms “Maria Sibum”, (H. Sibum & Co.                                        managers), Hamburg, West Germany as MARIA SIBUM. (B Rohbrecht/Adrian Symons)

    4.10.1986 : Delivered.

    8.10.1986 : Renamed ACT 10 for duration of charter by ACT(A) Ltd. (Ian Lovie)

    5.1988 : Returned to owners.

    9.6.1988 : Renamed KARAMAN for duration of charter by OT Africa Line.(Jim Prentice)

    10.1990 : Transferred to German Registry.

    14.5.1993 : Renamed INDEPENDENT CONCEPT for duration of charter by Independent Container Line.(J W F                      Smallegange)

    7.12.1993 : Renamed KENT TRADER for duration of charter by Kent Line. (M B Mackay)

    2.12.1997 : Owners restyled to Rederi Hermann Sibum GmbH, & Co. KG. ms “Maria Sibum”, (Reederei Bernd Sibum GmbH & Co. KG, managers), Hamburg, Germany and renamed MARIA SIBUM.

    5.2000 : Sold to Nimmrich & Prahm GmbH & Co. KG. m.s. “Maria”, Leer, Germany.
                    (Note : Sale priced reported to be $6,600,000)

    13.7.2000 : Renamed APL BELEM for duration of charter by American President Line Ltd.

    18.6.2001 : Renamed MARIA.

    24.4.2002 : Renamed TIGER SUN for duration of charter by Neptune Orient Line Ltd. (Unknown)

    16.9.2002 : Sold to Cirksena Shipping Co. Ltd, (Reederei Nimmrich & Prahm GmbH & Co. KG, managers), Leer,                       Antigua & Barbuda.

    5.11.2002 : Renamed MARIA. (Unknown)

    12.2004 : Sold to Compania Naviera Shirley S.A., (MSC Ship Management (Hong Kong) Ltd., managers),                               Panama and renamed MSC SHIRLEY. (Call Sign: HPCR; Official No. 87108) (2 x Unknown)

    14.1.2010 : Ran aground at Conakry, Guinea in position Lat. 08 30N., Long. 13 44W., in poor visibility.                                        Refloated with the assistance of two tugs and subsequently continued voyage same day. No injuries,                        no pollution and no damage done to the vessel.

    28.8.2012 : Arrived Mumbai, India to be broken up by Bansal Infracon Ltd., Alang. (4,056 LDT).