SANTA MARTINA - Panama       Call sign - XVZM     IMO number - 7370430     Owner - Trusa Shipping Company S.A.

Location - Photographed while she was at anchor at Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.     Photograph Date - March 1977    
Photographer - Ray Thorsteinson - courtesy Willem VanMaanen's collection    Added to archive - 18 Feb 2003     Last updated - 19 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid - December 1973
  Launched - March 1974
  Delivered - July 1974

  (a) Santa Martina - Panama (1978)
  (b) Chuong Duong - Vietnam (1982)
  (c) Norway Islands - Vietnam (1983)
  (d) Chuong Duong - Vietnam

  Still in service as of Feb 2003

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk Carrier
  Gross tonnage - 7,317
  Net tonnage - 4,350
  Deadweight tonnage - 11,858
  L.O.A. - 135.24 meters
  L.B.P. - 125.00 meters
  Width overall - 20.05 meters
  Width moulded - 20.01 meters
  Draught - 7.92 meters
  Depth - 10.27 meters

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Kanda Shipbuilding Company Ltd.
  Country - Kure, Japan
  Hull number - 186
  Engine builder - Hitachi Shipyard - Hiroshima Works, Innoshima, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - B&W 8K42EF diesel
  Horsepower - 5,000 bhp (3,678 kW)
  Speed - 12.5 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

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

* Her 4 derricks were rated at 15 tonnes each
* From her construction until 1978 Santa Martina was owned by the Trusa Shipping Company Ltd., Panama
* From 1978 until 1982 she was owned by the Vietnam Ocean Shipping Company (VOSCO) under the name Chuong Duong
* Since 1983 Chuong Duong has been owned and operated in the far East by the Vietnam Ocean Shipping Company (VOSCO) - Haiphong, Vietnam - (Cong Ty Van Tai Bien, Vietnam)

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

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