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    ACT 8 ON BERTH AT ADELAIDE

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    ACT8 departing Wellington 11/02/1986 photo by Bruce S Nicholl

    ACT8 departing Wellington 11/02/1986 photo by Bruce S Nicholl

     

    ACT8 departing Wellington 10/10/1990

    ACT8 departing Wellington 10/10/1990. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

    ACT8 departing Wellington 10/10/1990

    ACT8 departing Wellington 10/10/1990. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

    Pegasus Bay (former ACT8 - City of Durban) 15/09/1996

    Pegasus Bay (former ACT8 – City of Durban) 15/09/1996. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

    Pegasus Bay (former ACT8 - City of Durban) 15/09/1996

    Pegasus Bay (former ACT8 – City of Durban) 15/09/1996. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

    Pegasus Bay (former ACT8 - City of Durban) 15/09/1996

    Pegasus Bay (former ACT8 – City of Durban) 15/09/1996. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

    Pegasus Bay Wellington 15/08/1997

    Pegasus Bay Wellington 15/08/1997. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

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    Built 1978 by A.G “Weser”, Bremen for Ellerman Lines Ltd. and The Charente S.S.Co., London, as City of Durban (GBR) 1978-85 (Apart from being renamed Portland Bay (GBR) 1983 for one voyage under charter to Overseas Containers Ltd., London).
    53,790
    1985-1990
    Under charter to ACTA and renamed Act 8 (IOM) 1985-1990. Reverted to owners 1990 and renamed City of Durban (IOM). Ellerman Line interest sold to P&O Containers Ltd. 1991 and ownership registered to P&O Containers Ltd. and The Charente S.S. Co., London 1991. (P&O Nedlloyd Ltd., Mgrs. from 1997). Renamed Pegasus Bay (IOM) 1996- (same owners).
     Information supplied by Tony Atkinson:
     ACT 8

    In Fleet: 1985 – 1990

    Official No. 377502

    IMO No. 7510896

    Call Sign: GXIC

    Tonnage: 53,790grt. 34,895net. 47,209dwt.

    Dimensions: 258.5 (bb) x 32.31 x 13.03 metres.

    TEU Cap: 2,436 (1,780-below deck/656-on deck)

    Reefer Cap: 941 TEU’s.

    Cargo Cap: 49,280m3

    Machinery: 2 x 8-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. K8SZ90/160A “MAN” type oil engines developing 32,000bhp by Masch. Augsburg-Nuernburg (MAN), Augsburg, West Germany. Fixed pitch propeller and twin thwart controllable pitch bow thruster forward.

    Bunkers: 240tons diesel oil/5,852 tons high viscosity oil. 145 tons per day @ 21 knots.

    Speed: 21 knots.

    Ships History :

    4.1977 : Keel laid.

    16.9.1977 : Launched by A.G. Weser, Bremen, (Yard No.1401) for Ellerman Lines Ltd., and Charente Steam Ship                     Co. Ltd., London as CITY OF DURBAN. (Tony Atkinson)
                        (Note: Ellerman Lines Ltd., and Charente Steam Ship Co. Ltd., London owned 66 % and 33%                                   respectively)

    22.1.1978 : Ran sea trials.

    6.2.1978 : Delivered to owners.

    15.2.1983 : Renamed PORTLAND BAY for duration of charter to Overseas Container Lines (P&O) Ltd., London.                      (Nigel Kirby/Leo Van Ginderen)

    6.12.1983 : Renamed CITY OF DURBAN on completion of the charter.
                        (Note : Lloyd’s List show that Portland Bay arrived Hamburg on 25.11.1983 – to be renamed City of                         Durban. Later show City of Durban sailing from Hamburg on 15.12.1983, and arriving at Fos on                               29.12.83 as City of Durban)

    27.3.1984 : Laid up in Zeebrugge, Belgium.

    4.10.1984 : Sailed from Tilbury for Wellington on charter to ACT(A).

    12.7.1985 : Transferred to Isle of Man Registry, Douglas, with Cunard Ellerman Shipping Services Ltd,                                        managers and on the same day renamed ACT 8. (Skyfotos/Nigel Kirby)

    30.12.1990 : Redelivered at 2031hrs to her owners following completion of her charter and renamed CITY OF                             DURBAN. (ACT funnel colours/P&O Funnel Colours)

    7.11.1991 : Owners restyled to P&O Containers Ltd, and Charente Steam-Ship Co. Ltd, (P&O Containers Ltd.,                           managers), Douglas, Isle of Man.
                        (Note: Cunard owners of Ellerman Lines Ltd., sold their 66% share in the vessel to P&O Overseas                             Containers Ltd)

    1996 : Renamed PEGASUS BAY.(P&O grey hull-Skyfotos)

    1996 : Tonnage (ITC’69) 52,055grt. 21,263net. 47,209dwt. (After 1998)

    1997 : P&O Nedlloyd Container Line Ltd., London appointed managers.(Grey Hull – Harry Tichelaar/Black Hull             – Fotoflite/Adrian Symons)

    1997: P&O Nedlloyd showed container capacity as 2,870 (1,780-below deck/1,090-on deck).

    8.1999 : Company restyled to P&O Nedlloyd Ltd. (P&O Nedlloyd B.V., managers), Douglas, Isle of Man.

    14.11.2002 : Arrived at Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China to be broken up by Jiagyin                                  Changjiang Shipbreaking Factory. $145 per LDT (24,345 LDT) $3,530,000 total.