• History
  • Visurgis


    Loading plan for voyage 6386

     In Fleet:IMO No. 7109362

    Official No.

    Call Sign: OETK

    Tonnage: 5,997grt. 3,712net. 8,661dwt.

    Dimensions: 421’4” (BB) x 64’5” x 26’5½” (128.51 x 19.64 x 8.050 metres)

    TEU Cap: 424 (238-below deck/186-on deck)

    Reefer Cap: 20 TEU’s.

    Machinery: 1 x 16-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A Mak 16M551AK oil engines of 8,000 bhp at 375 rpm, single

    reduction geared to screw shaft driving fixed pitch propeller at 127 rpm. Manufactured by

    Atlas-MaK Maschinenbau GmbH, Kiel, West Germany.

    Aux Gens: 2 x 304kW 220/380V 50Hz a.c., 1 x 160kW 220/380V 50Hz a.c.

    Bunkers: 896 ton-hvfo

    Speed: 18 knots.

    Ships History:

    11.1970: Keel Laid.

    22.5.1971: Launched by Elsflether Werft AG, Elsfleth, West Germany (Yard No.375) for Horst-Werner

    Janssen, Vienna, Austria as VISURGIS.

    7.7.1971: Delivered and registered in ownership Reederei H W Janssen K.G. m.s. “Visurgis”.

    1975: Ownership to Thule Reederei GmbH (H W Janssen managers), Vienna. Austria.

    2.10.1980: Sustained major engine breakdown, with Cylinder block cracked and damaged piston, whilst

    on voyage from Felixstowe to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia when in position in Lat. 50 22N. Long. 00 21W.

    French salvage tug Abreille Languedoc (1,585/79) towed vessel into Le Havre.

    3.10.1980: Arrived Le Havre and subsequently repaired and returned to service.

    1981: Renamed ATLANTIC PROSPECT for duration of charter by Atlantic Container Line

    13.2.1982: Engine room fire whilst on voyage from Montreal to Southampton when in position Lat. 44 39

    42N., Long. 58 41 18W east of Newfoundland. Fire quickly extinguished and diverted.

    15.2.1982: Arrived Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for inspection and repairs.

    17.2.1982: Left Halifax to resume voyage for Southampton.

    1982: Renamed VISURGIS at end of charter.

    1985: Sold to China Ocean Shipping Co. (COSCO), China and renamed HUA NING HE. (Call Sign:


    1989: LR show owners as Tianjin Ocean Shipping Co (COSCO Tianjin), Tianjin, China

    1996: Tonnage (ITC’69) 6,666grt. 3,861net. 9,050dwt.

    1999: LR show owners as COSCO Bulk Carrier Co Ltd, (COSBULK), Tianjin, China)

    2000: Transferred to Fuzhou Hening Shipping Co Ltd, Fuzhou, Fujian, The People’s Republic of China

    and renamed YUE HENG.

    12.2002: China Classification Society (Disclassed)

    12.2002: Renamed DAN HE, Chinese flagged, no ownership details

    11.2008: Arrived Fu’an, China to be broken up.

    Researched and compiled by Tony Atkinson ©