INSPIRATION - Valetta, Malta       Call sign - 9HWJ4     IMO number - 7207504
Owner - Last owned by Angelina Maritime Ltd. (Kalwan Ocean Maritime Ltd.), Malta
The identity of the company who purchased her for dismantling is not yet known

Location - Photographed at Aliaga, Turkey awaiting demolition     Photograph Date - 16 January 2002
Photographer - Selim San    Added to archive - 5 November 2003     Last updated - 24 January 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - September 1971
  Keel laid - December 1971
  Launched - February 1972
  Delivered - April 1972
  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Gaya Satu - Malaysia (1984)
  (b) Rhodian Seaman - Cyprus (1984)
  (c) Osera - Panama (1985)
  (d) Baroness V - Panama (1992)
  (e) Calypso IV - Panama (1995)
  (f) John Harrison - Saint Vincent (1995)
  (g) Angelina - Malta (1996)
  (h) Inspiration - Malta

  Sold for scrap late in 2001 after a lengthy layup
  Beached at Aliaga, Turkey on 15 January 2002
  Scrap price - unknown

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo ship
  Gross tonnage - 5,925
  Net tonnage - 2,303
  Deadweight tonnage - 7,386
  L.O.A. - 105.34 meters (345'7")
  L.B.P. - 98.00 meters (321'6")
  Width overall - 17.25 meters (56'7")
  Width moulded - 17.20 meters (56'5")
  Draught - 7.335 meters (24'0.75")
  Depth - 13.31 meters (43'8")
  Number of cargo holds - 2
  Volume of all holds - 14,511 cubic meters
  Number of hatch covers - 2 (steel)
  Number of cargo cranes - 2 (10 tonnes)
  Tween decks - 2
  Number of cargo cranes - 2 (10 tonnes)

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Asakawa Shipyard Co. Ltd.
  Country - Imabari, Japan
  Hull number - 202
  Engine builder - Akasaka Diesels Ltd.
  Country - Yaizu, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - Mitsubishi 6-cyl (model 6UET45/80D) diesel
  Diesel Oil capacity - unknown
  Heavy Fuel Oil capacity - unknown
  Horsepower - 4,500 bhp or 3,310 kW
  Speed - 12.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Bow thuster - none
  Generators - 2 x 200kW 445V 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..


** As Rhodian Seaman she flew the flag of Cyprus and was owned by Rhodian Seaman Navigation Company Ltd.
** As Osera was owned by Naviera Osera S.A., Greece and flew the flag of Panama
** 11 November 1997 - while on a passage from Fos, Greece for Israel with 7,000 tonnes of bulk cement she reported that water was coming aboard around the propeller shaft. She was intentially beached near Oristano on the western coast of the Italian island of Sardinia to prevent sinking.
** 19 November 1997 - temporary repairs were affected presumably while she was aground and she was refloated. She was subsequently towed to Oristano she she was arrested on behalf of Rimorchiatori Sardi SpA
** Events following her arrest are unknown
** By late in 2001 it had become obvious that her last owners had abandoned the aging ship and it was subsquently sold for scrapping

Additional details of her career and demise would be appreciated


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

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