GOLDEN STAR - Limassol, Cyprus       Call sign - P3LY2     IMO number - 7386386
Owner/Operator - Hurricane Marine Company Ltd., Cyprus (Kappa Maritime, England - manager)

Location - Photographed while she was sailing upbound in the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A. under tug escort
Photograph Date - July 1987     Photographer - Jim Hoffman    Added to archive - 31 Dec 2003     Last updated - 31 Dec 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - October 1973
  Keel laid - September 1974
  Launched - February 1975
  Delivered - May 1975
  Construction cost - unknown

  (a) Ponte Pasaje - Spain (1975)
  (b) Dry Sack - Spain (1987)
  (c) Golden Star - Cyprus (1992)
  (d) Golden Sky - Cyprus (1996)
  (e) Golden Sky - Saint Vincent (1997)
  (f) Golden Sky - Bahamas (1998)
  (g) Golden Sky - Malta

  Beached at Gadani Beach, Pakistan on 9 October 2001 for demolition
  Scrap price - $155.0/ldt or $1.02 million (US)

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Gearless bulk carrier
  Gross tonnage - 16,169
  Net tonnage - 12,207
  Deadweight tonnage - 30,449
  L.O.A. - 190.66 meters (625'0")
  L.B.P. - 178.01 meters (583'6")
  Width overall - 22.86 meters (74'11")
  Width moulded - 22.80 meters (74'9")
  Draught - 10.688 meters (35'0")
  Depth - 14.61 meters (47'11")
  Number of cargo holds - 7
  Number of hatch covers - 7
  Volume of cargo holds - 39,982 m3
  Water ballast capacity - 13,930 tonnes
  Strengthened for carrying iron ore cargoes

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Astilleros Espanoles S.A. - Factoria de Sevilla
  Country - Sevilla, Spain
  Hull number - 330
  Engine builder - Astilleros Espanoles S.A. - Manises Works
  Country - Valencia, Spain
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer (model 7RND68) 7-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 11,550 bhp or 8,496 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil & Heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - unknown
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 1,643.0 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - unknown
  Speed - 15.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Steering gear - 1 standard rudder
  Bow thuster - none
  Generators - 3 x 420kW 440V 60Hz a.c.

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..


** Golden Sky was sold for scrapping in 2001 by Aigaion Maritime Ltd. (Chartwood Shipping Corporation), Malta to breakers in Pakistan


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