ACT 7

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ACT 7 Dover Straits
ACT 7 Northfleet Hope Tilbury

ACT7 departing Wellington, Dec 1983 photo by Bruce S Nicholl

ACT7 departing Wellington, Dec 1983 photo by Bruce S Nicholl

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) 5/03/1990. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

ACT7 departing Wellington 17.11.1990

ACT7 departing Wellington 17.11.1990. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

ACT7 departing Wellington 17.11.1990

ACT7 departing Wellington 17.11.1990. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

ACT7 departing Wellington 17.11.1990

ACT7 departing Wellington 17.11.1990. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

ACT7 departing Wellington 17.11.1990

ACT7 departing Wellington 17.11.1990. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

Palliser Bay departing Wellington 19/01/1992

Palliser Bay departing Wellington 19/01/1992. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

Palliser Bay departing Wellington 19/01/1992

Palliser Bay departing Wellington 19/01/1992. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

Palliser Bay

Palliser Bay 22.12.1992. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

Palliser Bay (former ACT7) arriving Wellington pilot station 31/05/1993 Pilot Paul Drake

Palliser Bay (former ACT7) arriving Wellington pilot station 31/05/1993. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

Palliser Bay (former ACT7) arriving Wellington pilot station 31/05/1993 Pilot Paul Drake

Palliser Bay (former ACT7) arriving Wellington pilot station 31/05/1993. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

Palliser Bay (former ACT7) in P&O Nedlloyd livery, Wellington 6/12/1997

Palliser Bay (former ACT7) in P&O Nedlloyd livery, Wellington 6/12/1997. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

Palliser Bay (former ACT7) departing Wellington 17/06/2000

Palliser Bay (former ACT7) departing Wellington 17/06/2000. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

Palliser Bay (former ACT7) departing Wellington 17/06/2000

Palliser Bay (former ACT7) departing Wellington 17/06/2000. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

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1977 by Bremer Vulkan
Vegesack
43,870
1977-1991
(Ownership registered to Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd. and Ellerman Lines Ltd. 1977-1991). (Blue Star Line, Mgrs. 1977-91). Sold P&O Containers Ltd., London 1991 and renamed Palliser Bay (GBR) 1991- . Ownership registered to P&O Nedlloyd Ltd., London 1997.
Information supplied by Tony Atkinson:

ACT 7

In Fleet: 1977 – 1991

Official No. 377322

IMO No. 7416923

Call Sign: GWAN

Tonnage: 43,992grt. 31,962net. 39,710dwt.

Dimensions: 248.60 (bb) x 32.31 x 12.027 metres.

TEU Cap: 1,822 (1,120-below deck/702-on deck)

Reefer Cap: 933 TEU’s. (As built)

Cargo Cap: 48,324m3

Passengers: 2

Machinery: 2 x 8-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A., K8SZ90/160 MAN type oil engines developing 32,000 bhp driving twin screws by Bremen Vulkan Schiffbau & Maschinenfabrik, Vegesack, Bremen, West Germany. Fixed pitch propeller and a transver controllable pitch bow thruster.

Bunkers: 1,031 tons diesel oil/7,164 tons high viscosity fuel. 95 tons per day @ 19 knots.

Speed: 24 knots.

Ships History :

16.9.1974 : Building contract signed with Associated Container Transportation Ltd., London.

26.10.1976 : Keel laid.

22.3.1977 : Launched by Bremen Vulkan Schiffbau & Machinenfabrik, Vegesack, West Germany, (Yard No.1005)                      for Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd., and Ellerman Lines Ltd. (Blue Star Ship Management Ltd.,                            managers), London as ACT 7.(Skyfotos/2 x Peter Stracy-Nigel Kirby/Thamesunkown)

20/6.6.1977 : Sea trials.

29.6.1977 : Delivered to owners.

31.1.1979 : Hit by school ship Uganda when alongside Northfleet Hope Container Terminal loading. Minor                               damage was caused. The Uganda was manoeuvring to enter the lock into Tilbury docks.

27.11.1991 : Transferred into the control of P&O Containers Fleet Management Division. It was the end of 60                             voyages under Blue Star personnel.

29.11.1992 : Transferred to P&O Containers Ltd., London, and renamed PALLISER BAY(P&O Livery Grey Hull                        2 x Peter Stracy/Blue hull Skyfotos)

10.1997 : Company restyled to P&O Nedlloyd Ltd. (P&O Nedlloyd Container Line Ltd., managers), London.

1998: P&O Show new tonnage and capacities:-

            Tonnage: 44,150grt. 13,245net. 39,710dwt.

            Reefer Cap: 1,033 TEU’s. (After 1997)

            TEU Cap: 2,130 (1,120-below deck/1,010-on deck)

1999 : P&O Nedlloyd Ltd., appointed managers. (P&O Nedlloyd Livery 2 x Tony Atkinson/Peter Stracy)

10.8.2002 : Arrived at Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China to be broken up by Jiangyin                               Changjiang Shipbreaking Factory.

 ACT 7 CI Pct 1977
 ACT 7 Cape Horn CI May 1979