LITSA - Limassol, Cyprus       Call sign - P3KF5     IMO number - 7357933     Owner - Iska Metal Ltd., Turkey (scrapyard)

Location - Photographed at Aliaga, Turkey awaiting demolition     Photograph Date - 8 August 2001
Photographer - Selim San    Added to archive - 5 November 2003     Last updated - 17 January 2004


  Ordered - April 1973
  Keel laid - ???
  Launched - November 1975
  Delivered - September 1976

  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Santa Teresa - Singapore (1982)
  (b) Banda Sea - ?? (1985)
  (c) Rosia Bay - ?? (1987)
  (d) Kuri - Panama (1993)
  (e) Litsa - Cyprus

  Beached at Aliaga, Turkey on 6 August 2001
  Scrap price - unknown


  Ship type - (SD-14 class) general cargo ship
  Gross tonnage - 9,079
  Net tonnage - 6,289
  Deadweight tonnage - 14,900
  L.O.A. - 140.98 meters ( 462' 7" )
  L.B.P. - 134.17 meters ( 440' 3" )
  Width overall - 20.48 meters ( 67' 2" )
  Width moulded - 20.43 meters ( 67' 0" )
  Draught - 8.840 meters ( 29' 0" )
  Depth - 11.74 meters ( 38' 5" )
  Number of cargo holds - 5
  Cargo hold volume - 19,556 cubic meters
  Number of hatch covers - 5
  Number of tween decks - 5
  Number of cargo cranes - 2 (15 tonnes)
  Number of cargo derricks - 10 (10 tonnes)
  Container capacity - 100 (20') on deck


  Builder - Cia. Comercio e Navegacao - Estaleiro Maua (CCN)
  Country - Niteroi, Brazil
  Hull number - 104
  Engine builder - Mecanica Pesada S.A.
  Country - Taubate, Brazil
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - MAN 6-cyl (model K6Z70/120) diesel
  Horsepower - 8,400 bhp or 6,179 kW
  Main engine fuel - Heavy fuel oil and Diesel oil
  Diesel Oil capacity - 228.5 tonnes
  Heavy Fuel Oil capacity - 1,073.0 tonnes
  Rate ofconsumption - unknown
  Speed - 13.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Bow thuster - none
  Generators - 3 x 340kW 450V 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..

** Under the name Banda Sea this ship was owned by the sugar brokers E.D. & F. Man Ltd. and she was managed by Denholm Ship Management in Singapore and she sailed under the flag of Singapore. Her official number at that time was 376192. Apparently, Banda Sea and a sistership were only operated for a short time in the sugar trades for E.D. & F. Man Ltd.

** March to October 1983 Banda Sea's log by Peter Thompson, England - Departed Annaba, Algeria for Antwerp, Belgium in ballast. There she loaded bagged sugar for Veracruz, Mexico. From there she travelled in ballast to Ocho Rios, Jamaica where she loaded raw sugar for Silvertown, London, England and she bunkered on the way at St. Eustacious. Arrived in London sometime in July. After sailing in ballast to Rouen, France we loaded bagged sugar for Mersin, Turkey. We then sailed back to Hamburg, Germany in ballast, calling at Ceuta, the Spanish enclave in Morrocco, for bunkers. She arrived in Hamburg at the end of September to load general cargo for a charter run from Hamburg, Antwerp and Rotterdam down to Santos, Rio, Montevideo and Buenos Aires in Brazil.

** Her last commercial owner was listed as Evadia Navigaiton Company Ltd., Cyprus

** 30 January 1999 she reported a fire underway in her engine room while she was off the coast of Senegal, Africa, in the Atlantic Ocean (position 12.57N, 17.44W). The fire subsequently spread to the accommodations and it was reported out of control soon afterwards.

** The crew were safely evacuated and the ship was later towed to Dakar, Senegal by a local trawler

** Little inspection was required by her owners to determine that the ship was a total loss and that her career was at an end

** At the time of the fire she was enroute from Tema, Ghana to Las Palmas, Spain in ballast

** 6 August 2001 Litsa arrived off Aliaga, Turkey under tow and she was subsequently beached for demolition

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 - Peter Thompson - England


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