TEXISTEPEC - Coatzacoalcos, Mexico       Call sign - XCTW     IMO number - 6913431     Owner - NAVIMIN, Mexico

Location - Photographed while she was lying at anchor in English Bay at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada     Photograph Date - March 1982
Photographer - Unknown - (Willem VanMaanen's collection)     Added to archive - 21 Feb 2003     Last updated - 8 March 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid -
  Launched -
  Delivered - May 1969

  (a) N.R. Crump - Bermuda (1979)
  (b) West Jinori - Korea ? (1979)
  (a) Texistepec - Mexico (1985)
  (d) Yoshito Venture - Panama

  Scrapped in Colombia in 1985

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk carrier
  Gross tonnage - 21,733
  Net tonnage - 11,841
  Deadweight tonnage - 28,939
  L.O.A. - 181.01 meters (593'10")
  L.B.P. - 169.68 meters (556'8")
  Width overall - 29.24 meters (95'11")
  Width moulded - 27.21 meters (89'3")
  Draught - 10.47 meters (34'4")
  Depth - 15.75 meters (51'8")

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd
  Country - Hiroshima, Japan
  Hull number - 204
  Engine builder - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer 7RD76 diesel
  Horsepower - 10,500 bhp (7,723 kW)
  Speed - 14.5 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

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

* Owned by Canadian Pacific (Bermuda) Ltd., Bermuda (Canadian Pacific Steamship Ltd, manager) from 1969 until 1979 as N.R. Crump
* Sold to the Korea Shipping Corporation, Panama in 1979 and renamed West Jinori
* Sold later in 1979 to the Azufrera Panamericana S.A., Mexico and renamed Texistepec
* By the early 1980s she was owned by Compania Naviera Minera del Golfo S.A. de C.V., Mexico (NAVIMIN) as Texistepec
* 21 August 1983 - When on voyage from the Pacific coast of Mexico to Coatzacoalcos, Mexico with 23,764 tonnes of phosphate rocks she ran aground on Quita Sueno Bank in the Caribbean Sea
* 27 August 1983 - She was refloated and towed back to Cristobal Colon, Panama where she remained for some time. During the early weeks of her layup there it seemed that maintenance was being done aboard the ship however she later appeared to be abandoned
* Early in 1985 she was sold to the Yoshita Shipping Corporation, Panama and renamed Yoshito Venture (call sign: HO4423, official no: 10908-HT)
* June 1985 - After being delcared as a constructive total loss, she was towed to Cartagena de Indias, Colombia where she was subsequently cut up for scrap

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society

Contributions also by - American Bureau of Shipping & Markus Berger - Switzerland

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