FLAG CHIOS - Panama       Call sign - 3EUN3     IMO number - 7022679     Owner - Golden Union Shipping, Greece

Location - Photographed while she was discharging grain in Brest, France     Photograph Date - 10 July 1990    
Photographer - Unknown - Willem VanMaanen's collection     Added to archive - 15 February 2003     Last updated - 22 January 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - December 1969
  Keel laid -
  Launched - June 1970
  Delivered - November 1970
  Newbuild price - 2.250 million pounds (UK)

  (a) Lista - Norway (date ?)
  (b) Lista - Greece (1980)
  (c) Altair - Greece (1985)
  (d) Flag Chios - Panama (date ?)
  (e) Flag Chios - U.S.A. (date ?)
  (f) Flag Chios - Panama (1993)
  (g) Ever Access - Panama (1993)
  (h) Hai Fa - Panama (1995)
  (i) Li Ning - Panama

  She was sold for demolition during 2002
  Sailed from Kaohsiung, Taiwan on 3 Dec 2001 for China
  Final disposition unknown
  Scrap price - unknown

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk carrier
  Gross tonnage - 18,829
  Net tonnage - 13,151
  Deadweight tonnage - 34,201
  L.O.A. - 167.62 meters ( 549' 11" )
  L.B.P. - 160.76 meters ( 527' 5" )
  Width overall - 24.44 meters ( 80' 2" )
  Width moulded - 24.39 meters ( 80' 0" )
  Draught - 10.37 meters ( 34' 0.25" )
  Depth - 14.33 meters ( 47' 0" )
  Number of cargo holds - 5
  Volume of cargo holds - 29,678 m3
  Number of hatch covers - 5
  Cargo gantries - 2 (22 tonnes)
  The gantries were removed sometime in the late 1990s

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Smith's Dock Ltd.
  Country - South Bank, Middlesbrough, England
  Hull number - 1312
  Engine builder - Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast, Ireland
  Country - Belfast, Ireland
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - B&W (model 6K74EF) 6-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 11,600 bhp (8,532 kW)
  Fuel - Diesel fuel & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel fuel oil capacity - 152.5 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 1,524.0 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 37.5 tonnes/day
  Bunker tank heating coils - unknown
  Speed - 15.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Bow thuster - none
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - 3 x 525kW 440V 60Hz a.c.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, managers, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* Her original owner was A/S J. Ludwig Mowinckels, Norway
* Owner from 1980 until 1985 was Meridional Shipping Corporation, Greece (Regal Maritime Inc.)
* Owner from 1993 until 1995 was Shandong Prov. Marine, China (Ever Fortune Shipping)
* Owner since 1995 has been Li Ning Shipping SA, China (Zhaoqing Zhao Gang Joint Passenger Tsptn)

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

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