HANJIN PENNSYLVANIA - Monrovia, Liberia       Call sign - ELZT7     IMO number - 9232096
Owner - Reederei F Laeisz GmbH, Germany     Manager/Operator - Hanjin Shipping - Seoul, South Korea

Location - Photographed while underway at Hamburg, Germany     Photograph Date - April 2002    
Photographer - Malte Schwarz     Added to archive - 23 Apr 2003     Last updated - 10 Jan 2004


  Ordered - 15 May 2000
  Keel laid - 24 November 2001
  Launched - 21 January 2002
  Delivered - 8 March 2002
  Build price - $44 million (US)

  (a) Hanjin Pennsylvania - Liberia

  11 Nov 2002 she suffered major damage - see below
  Subsequently sold for demolition
  Arrived at Chinese scrapyard 12 March 2003
  Scrap price - unknown
  Later re-sold and returned to service


  Ship type - Container ship
  Gross tonnage - 50,242
  Net tonnage - 27,530
  Deadweight tonnage - 58,000
  L.O.A. - 281.50 meters (922'9")
  L.B.P. - 265.00 meters (868'8")
  Width overall - 32.20 meters (105'6.5")
  Width moulded - 32.20 meters (105'6.5")
  Draught - 13.02 meters (42'8")
  Depth - 21.50 meters (70'6")
  Number of cargo holds - unknown
  Number of hatch covers - unknown
  Container capacity (total) - 4,367 TEU
  Containers on deck - unknown
  Containers in holds - unknown
  Reefer capacity - unknown
  Fixed container guides are built into her holds


  Builder - Hanjin Heavy Industries
  Country - , South Korea
  Hull number - 092
  Engine builder -
  Country -
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - MAN B&W 9K90MC-C diesel
  Horsepower - 55,798 bhp (41,040 kW)
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - unknown
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - unknown
  Rate of consumption - unknown
  Speed - 24 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 ?hp
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Generators - unknown

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..

** 11 November 2002 Hanjin Pennsylvania suffered severe damage following an explosion that occured in one of the containers that was stowed close to the accomodations block. The vessel subsequently caught fire while off the coast of Sri Lanka as it was on its way to Hamburg, Germany. One of the 19 crew members died and a second was missing immediately following the explosion.
** 14 November 2003 Although the fire was still burning it was reported to be under control. It was hoped that the ship could be towed to China or Singapore for repair. Nikolaus H Schues, managing director at Reederei F Laeisz GmbH, Germany, said it was not possible to determine the cause of the explosion nor the extent of the damage. "But we do not believe that this was a terrorist act, he added
** Hanjin Pennsylvania was later inspected and apparently found to be beyond economical repair. She was subsequently sold for scrapping in China
** 14 March 2003 - She arrived at a Chinese scrapyard for demolition
** In the summer of 2003 the burned out hull of Hanjin Pennsylvania was sold by the scrapyard to the Zodiac Group. They had contracted with a Chinese shipyard to have the ship completely rebuilt
** Early in July of 2003 Hanjin Pennsylvania arrived at Shanghai to begin her extensive rebuild. Apparently the cost of her reconstruction will be in the area of $40 million - only $4 million short of her original build price.

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


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