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|1986 by J.J. Seitas GmbH & Co. K.G.Schiffswft, Hamburg for Partenreederi m. s. “Jan Ritscher” GmbH & Co., Reederei K.G., Hamburg. Launched as Jan Ritscher but completed as Act 11.|
|Under charter to ACTA for PACE WEST service as Act 11 (DEU) 1986. Reverted to owners 1988 and renamed Jan Ritscher (DEU) 1988. Renamed Independent Pursuit (DEU) (same owners) 1988-1993. Reverted to owners and renamed Jan Ritscher (DEU) 1993-96. Sold Mild Lin Shipping Corp., Panama (Moon Keung Shipping and Transportation Ltd., Hong Kong, Mgrs.1996-97, Sunscot & Co. (1991) Ltd., Panama, Mgrs. 1997) and renamed Mild Lin (PAN) 1996- (same owners).|
|Information supplied by Tony Atkinson:|
| ACT 11
In Fleet: 1986 – 1988
Official No. 15180
IMO No. 8603559
Call Sign: DNJR
Tonnage: 8,640grt. 4,079net. 9,373dwt.
Dimensions: 133.38(bb) x 21.82 x 7.581metres.
TEU Cap: 754 (321-below deck/433-on deck)
Reefer Cap: 70 TEU’s.
Cargo Cap: 16,183m3Grain; 15,853 m3 Bale; 3518m3 Ballast.
Hold(s): 3 (3 x Pontoon Type Hatch Cover)
Crane(s): 2 x 80-ton lift
Machinery: 9-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. MAN 9L40/45 type oil engine (400 x 450) of 4,044bhp with flexible couplings and single reduction geared to screw shaft driving controllable pitch propeller.
Manufactured by MAN-B&W Diesel GmbH, Augsburg, West Germany.
Thrusters: 1 x Jastram Thwart. Fixed pitch thruster (forward)
Aux Gen(s): 1 x 370kW 220/440V 60Hz a.c., 2 x 278kW 220/440V 60Hz a.c.
Boilers: 1 x Oil fired steam boiler/Heated surface 15m2
1 x Exhaust gas heated steam boiler/Heated surface 106m2
Boilers manufactured by Aalborg Vaerft A/S, Frederikshavn, Denmark
Bunkers: 788mt heavy fuel oil/185 mt marine gas oil
Speed: 16 knots.
30.8.1984 : Keel laid. (Note : According to Lloyd’s Register)
30.9.1986 : Launched by J. J. Sietas Schiffahrtswerft & Maschinenfabrik GmbH. & Co. KG, Hamburg, (Yard No. 979), for Partenreederei m.s. “Jan Ritscher GmbH. & Co. KG, (Gerd Ritscher KG, managers), Hamburg, West Germany as JAN RITSCHER. (Duncan Mackenzie/Skyfotos)
20.11.1986 : Delivered and renamed ACT 11 for duration of ACT(A) Ltd, charter. (Alan Travers/Ian Lovie)
2.1988 : Renamed JAN RITSCHER.
3.1988 : Renamed INDEPENDENT PURSUIT for duration of Independent Containers, charter. (Jim Prentice/Leo Van Ginderen)
10.1990 : Transferred to German Registry, Hamburg.
1993 : Renamed JAN RITSCHER.
4.1996 : Sold to Mild Lin Shipping Corp. (Sunscot & Co. (1991) Ltd., managers), Hamburg, Germany and renamed MILD LIN. (With cranes Nigel Kirby/2 x Cranes removed unknown)
5.1996 : Transferred to Panamanian Registry. 3FDW6
1999 : Managers restyled to Sunscot & Co. Ltd.
1.2005 : Shanghai Jinjiang Shipping Corp. Ltd, appointed managers.
31.12.2009 : Arrived Chinese Shipbreakers to be broken up. (4,314 LDT)