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|1975 by Kherson Shipyard. Kherson, Russia as Santa Rita (DEU) for Hamburg-Sud Dampsf Ges.Eggert and Amsinck, Hamburg 1975. Converted to container ship and renamed Columbus Taranaki (DEU) 1979-1980. Renamed Monte Olivia (DEU) 1980-1982, Columbus California (DEU) 1982-1983, Saxon Star (DEU) 1983-1986 under charter to Blue Star Line Ltd., London,|
|Columbus California (DEU) 1986-1988 (all same owners).|
|Under charter to ACTA for PACE WEST service 1988-1991 and renamed Act 12 (Registry DEU 1988, TON 1988-1991). Reverted to owners 1991 and sold to Pacific International Lines (Pte.) Ltd., Singapore 1991 and renamed Kota Sabas (SGP) 1991- .|
|Information supplied by Tony Atkinson:|
| ACT 12 (see SAXON STAR)
In Fleet: 1988 – 1981
Official No. 384866
IMO No. 7427697
Call Sign: DGFR
Tonnage: 11,800grt. 7,064net.
Dimensions: 162.31 x 22.22 x 10.11 metres
Cargo Cap: 753,515 cu/ft. 21,337 m3
Crane(s) 5 x 12.5-ton lift.
Derrick(s): 1 x tons
Machinery: 6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. Burmeister & Wain 6DKRN74/160-3 oil engine 740 x 1600 developing 8,532 kW (11,600 hp) at 124 rpm manufactured under license by Bryansk Engine Works, Bryansk, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Speed: 18.75 Knots.
Ships History :
31.12.1974 : Keel laid.
27.9.1975 : Launched by Kherson Shipyard, Kherson, USSR, (Yard No. 2005) for Hamburg Sud Americanische D.G. Eggert & Amsinck, Hamburg, West Germany as SANTA RITA. (A Standard ‘Dnepr’ class cargo ship) (Skyfotos/Wolfgang Fuchs/J K Byass)
(Employed on the Hamburg – South America, Columbus Line & charter Service)
8.12.1975 : Completed.
25.1.1979 : Arrived at Flender A.G. shipyard, Lubeck, West Germany to be converted to a container ship. Her heavy lift crane was removed, and sponsons were added to the hull.
Tonnage: 12,118grt. 7,096net.15,128dwt.
Dimensions: 162.31 x 24.27 x 10.11 metres
Cargo Cap: 753,515 cu/ft. 21,505m3
TEU Cap: 531 (276 below deck/120 on deck/35 aft of accommodation – 315 reefer plugs)
Crane(s) 5 x 12.5-ton lift.
20.4.1979 : Renamed COLUMBUS TARANAKI at the end of her conversion. (J Y Freeman)
18.4.1980 : Renamed MONTE OLIVIA.(G Fiebiger)
29.3.1982 : Collided in Flushing Roads with the Greek bulk carrier Filiatra Legacy (62,498/75) in dense fog. Voyage South America to Antwerp with 6,085 tons general cargo. Arrived Antwerp the same day for repairs.
11.10.1982 : Renamed COLUMBUS CALIFORNIA. (J Y Freeman)
19.9.1983 : Renamed SAXON STAR for duration of chartered to Blue Star Line Ltd. The BHLR Service was three weekly from Southampton Mayflower Container Terminal to South America. (Nigel Kirby/Alex Duncan/Skyfotos)
1.1984: Arrived at Southampton for first time.
11.3.1986 : Blue Star Line charter ended.
21.3.1986 : Renamed COLUMBUS CALIFORNIA.
2.2.1988 : Renamed ACT 12 for duration of charter to ACT (A) Ltd. (Russell Priest)
6.2.1988 : Charter commenced at 0945nrs at San Francisco. (Employed on USA to Australia & New Zealand Service)
24.6.1988 : Transferred to Tonga Ocean Ltd., (Shipping Corp.of Polynesia Ltd-Hamburg Sud Americanische D.G., Eggert & Asminck, managers) Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
11.7.1991 : ACT(A) Ltd., charter ended at 0330 hrs at Suva, Fiji.
1.8.1991 : Sold to Pacific International Lines (Pte.) Ltd., Singapore and renamed KOTA SABAS. (Nigel Kirby)
1996 : Tonnage (ITC’69) 12,549grt. 6,184net. 15,128dwt.
23.8.2003 : Arrived at Alang, India.
27.8.2003 : Beached on plot 13 to be broken up by Baijnatrh Melaram. Bought for $239 per LTD, (6,719 LDT) $1,600,000.
28.9.2003 : Demolition completed.