SILVRETTA - Bale, Switzerland       Call sign - HBFT     IMO number - 7203259
Owner - Helica S.A. (Societe d'Armement Maritime Suisse-Atlantique S.A.), Geneva, Switzerland

Location - Photographed while departing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada     Photograph Date - May 1975
Photographer - Ray Thorstienson courtesy Marc Piche    Added to archive - 5 July 2002     Last updated - 24 January 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - July 1971
  Keel laid - ???
  Launched - January 1972
  Delivered - April 1972

  (a) Iatis - Greece (11/72)
  (b) Los Andes - Liberia (5/73)
  (c) Silvretta - Switzerland (1/86)
  (d) Attlee - Panama (3/86)
  (e) Hua Pu - China

  As of November 2003 she was still in service as Hua Pu

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk carrier
  Gross tonnage - 18,503
  Net tonnage - 11,876
  Deadweight tonnage - 30, 235
  L.O.A. - 196.50 meters ( 644' 8" )
  L.B.P. - 183.30 meters ( 601' 4" )
  Width overall - 22.99 meters ( 75' 5" )
  Width moulded - 22.90 meters ( 75' 1.5" )
  Draught - 10.853 meters ( 35' 7" )
  Depth - 14.47 meters ( 47' 6" )
  Number of cargo holds - 7
  Number of hatch covers - 7 (steel)
  Number of derricks - 14 (10 tonnes)
  Cargo hold volume - 32,389 cubic meters
  Ice and heavy cargo strengthened

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Brodogradiliste "# Maj."
  Country - Rijeka, Yugoslavia
  Hull number - 532
  Engine builder - Tvornica Dizel Motora "3 Maj"
  Country - Rijeka, Yugoslavia
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - Sulzer 7-cyl (type 7RD76) diesel
  Diesel Oil capacity - 147.5 tonnes
  Heavy Fuel Oil capacity - 2,379.5 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - unknown
  Horsepower - 11,200 bhp or 8,238 kW
  Speed - 15.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Bow thuster - unknown
  Generators - 3 x 320kW 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..


** Originally owned by Loucas Nomikos, Greece under the name Iatis
** Renamed Los Andes in November of 1972 after a sale to a Swiss company and she was reflagged to Liberia. She was actually purchased on 29 November 1972 at Amsterdam by Arbella S.A. (Management: Société d'Armement Maritime Suisse-Atlantique S.A., Lausanne), Monrovia and renamed Los Andes. Official No: 4325. Call sign: 5MSR
** In May of 1973 she was renamed Silvretta by Helica S.A. (Societe d'Armement Maritime Suisse-Atlantique S.A.), Geneva, Switzerland
** In January of 1986 she was sold to Richtown Shipping Enterprises, Hong Kong, re-registered in Panama and renamed Attlee
** In March of 1986 she was sold to Shanghai Haixing, China and renamed Hua Pu
** As of November 2003 she is still operational as Hua Pu for China Shipping Development Company Ltd. (China Shipping Tramp)


Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information - Marijan Zuvic - Croatia & Markus Berger - Switzerland

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