ACT 8 ON BERTH AT ADELAIDE
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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).|
|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)
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.
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.
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.