WASHINGTON STAR - Piraeus, Greece       Call sign - SYVA     IMO number - 7710836
Owner - Blue Star Line, England (Leond Maritime Inc., Greece - manager)

Location - Photographed while she was underway on the Fraser River in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Photograph Date - 9 September 1992     Photographer - Rick Garcia     Added to archive - 28 Dec 2003     Last updated - 28 Dec 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - June 1977
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - May 1979
  Delivered - June 1979
  Construction cost - $13.925 million (US)

  (a) Dacebank - England (1987)
  (b) Anna L. - Greece (1991)
  (c) Washington Star - Greece (1994)
  (d) Anna L. - Greece (1997)
  (e) Anna L. - Cyprus (1998)
  (f) Aris K - Cyprus (1999)
  (g) Paradise - Cyprus (2001)
  (h) Bute - Hong Kong

  Beached at Alang, India on 12 October 2002 for dismantling
  Scrap price $157.00/ldt or $1.02 million (US)

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo ship
  Gross tonnage - 12,214
  Net tonnage - 7,730
  Deadweight tonnage - 18,501
  L.O.A. - 161.83 meters (530'6")
  L.B.P. - 152.58 meters (500'2")
  Width overall - 22.97 meters (75'4")
  Width moulded - 22.90 meters (75'1")
  Draught - 9.951 meters (32'8")
  Depth - 13.11 meters (42'11")
  Number of cargo holds - 5
  Number of hatch covers - 7
  Cargo hold capacity - 24,289 m3
  Container total capacity - 372 TEU
  Container capacity on deck - 134 (20')
  Container capacity in holds - 238 (20')
  Also fitted to carry 40' containers on her deck and in her holds
  Number of tween decks - 6
  Cargo derricks - 1(60T), 1(35T), 5(22T), 1(10T)

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Sunderland Shipbuilders Ltd.
  Country - Pallion, Sunderland, England
  Hull number - 11
  Engine builder - Doxford Engines Ltd.
  Country - Sunderland, England
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Doxford (model 76J4) 4-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 12,000 bhp or 8,827 kW
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Heavy fuel capacity - 1,906.0 tonnes
  Diesel oil capacity - 254.0 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 40.5 tonnes/day
  Speed - 16.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Steering gear - 1 standard rudder
  Bow thuster - none
  Generators - 3 x 470kW & 1 x 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..


** Sold by Beijing Star Enterprises Ltd. (Univan Ship Management Ltd., Hong Kong to Marine Lines (Ship breakers), India during the summer of 2002
** Bute arrived off Alang, India presumably under her own power on 7 October 2002 and she was beached for demolition five days later on the 12th


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