CHRISTINE - Dunkirk, France       Call sign - FNKY     IMO number - 5071872     Owner - Union Idustrielle & Maritime, France

Location - Photographed while she was aground at Six Mile Point, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan     Photograph Date - 26 July 1972
Photographer - Roger LeLievre     Added to archive - 23 Mar 2003     Last updated - 27 Mar 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered -
  Keel laid -
  Launched -
  Delivered - 1963

  (a) Christine - France (1975)
  (b) Meltemi II - Liberia (1981)
  (c) Vitabulk - Greece (????)

  Her career beyond 1981 is unknown

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk Carrier

  Particulars before 1971 lengthening
  Gross tonnage - 8,899
  Net tonnage - 5,579
  Deadweight tonnage - 12,209
  L.O.A. - 151.15 meters (495'5")
  L.B.P. - 142.03 meters (465'7")
  Number of cargo holds - 6
  Number of hatch covers - 6

  Particulars after 1971 lengthening
  L.O.A. - 165.41 meters (542'8")
  L.B.P. - 156.32 meters (512'10")
  Width overall - 18.75 meters (61'6")
  Width moulded - 18.65 meters (61'2")
  Draught - 8.278 meters (27'2")
  Depth - 11.10 meters (36'5")
  Number of cargo holds - 7
  Number of hatch covers - 7
  Cargo cranes - 1 (11 tonne), 1 (3 tonne)
  Cranes situated astern of the wheelhouse

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Chantiers & Atlantique de Provence
  Country - Port de Bouc, France
  Hull number - 317
  Engine builder - Ch. & At. de Provence
  Country - Marseilles, France
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Doxford 4-cylinder diesel
  Fuel -
  Horsepower - 7,300 bhp or 5,446 kW
  Speed - 15.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Bow thuster - none
  Steering gear - standard rudder

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - This section is open for all viewers to contribute any information about this ship that is known such as former owners, managers, charterers, accidents, conversions, drydockings, cargoes, voyages, sightings or ports of call etc..


** 1971 Christine was lengthened from 495'5" to 542'8". It is not known where she was lengthened
** 1963 until 1975 Christine was owned by Union Industrielle & Maritime (U.I.M.), France
** 25 July 1972 Christine ran agroud off Six Mile Point at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan after missing a crutial turn in the shipping channel in dense fog. The tug Olive L. Moore arrived shortly thereafter and once the barge Wiltranco came alongside the stricken ship some of her cargo was unloaded.
** 1975 until 1981 Meltemi II was owned by Meltemi Maritime Ltd., Liberia
** 1981 until ???? Vitabulk was owned by Vitabulk S.A., Greece
** Her career and disposition beyond 1981 is unknown


Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information - Roger LeLievre - Ann Arbor, U.S.A.
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