ASTER - Valetta, Malta       Call sign - 9HZS4     IMO number - 7328695     Owner - Leyal Gemi Sokum A.S., Aliaga, Turkey (scrapyard)

Location - Photographed while beached at Aliaga, Turkey awaiting demolition     Photograph Date - March 1998
Photographer - Selim San    Added to archive - 9 Nov 2003     Last updated - 9 Nov 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - April 1971
  Keel laid - April 1973
  Launched - July 1973
  Delivered - October 1973

  (a) Faireast - Liberia (1982)
  (b) Transocean Enterprise - Philipines (1988)
  (c) Enterprise II - Panama (1987)
  (d) Evangelistria - Cyprus (1996)
  (e) Irini-A - Malta (1997)
  (f) Aster - Panama (1998)
  (g) Aster - Malta

  Arrived at Aliaga on 16 January 1998 for demolition
  scrap price - unknown
  Cutting began on 2 April 1998

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk carrier
  Gross tonnage - 10,693
  Net tonnage - 6,138
  Deadweight tonnage - 16,607
  L.O.A. - 152.76 meters (501'2.5")
  L.B.P. - 140.01 meters (459'4.5")
  Width overall - 22.26 meters (73'0")
  Width moulded - 22.20 meters (72'10")
  Draught - 8.957 meters (29'4.5")
  Depth - 11.99 meters (39'4")
  Number of cargo holds - 4
  Number of hatch covers - 4 (steel)
  Cargo hold volume - 21,915 cubic meters
  Unloading derricks - 1 (5T)
  Unloading cranes - 2 (7.5T), 1 (5T)

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Hayashikane Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd.
  Country - Nagasaki, Japan
  Hull number - N812
  Engine builder - Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI)
  Country - Aioi, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer 6-cylinder diesel (model 6RD68)
  Horsepower - 8,000 bhp or 5,884 kW
  Diesel Oil capacity - unknown
  Heavy Fuel Oil capacity - 1,053.7 tonnes
  Fuel consumption - ? tonnes per day
  Speed - 14.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Bow thuster - none

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Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
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