ZIM MEXICO III - Hamburg, Germany (Antigua flag)       Call sign - V2HE     IMO number - 9063988
Owner/Manager - m.s. "Peter Rickmers" Schiffsbet. mbH & Co. (Reederei Bertram Rickmers GmbH & Cie., manager)

Location - Zim Mexico III was photographed while she was underway off Morgan's Point in Harris County, Texas on Galveston Bay
Photograph Date - 18 April 2000     Photographer - Rick Garcia     Added to archive - 21 May 2001     Last updated - 28 September 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - October 1992
  Keel laid - 31 January 1993
  Launched - 9 July 1993
  Delivered - 1 September 1993

  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Peter Rickmers - Germany (1993)
  (b) Kaiama - Antigua (3/1999)
  (c) Peter Rickmers - Germany (4/1999)
  (d) Zim Mexico III - Germany/Antigua

  As of September 2004 Zim Mexico III was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Geared container ship
  Gross tonnage - 10,736
  Net tonnage - 5,478
  Deadweight tonnage - 14,120
  L.O.A. - 162.80 meters ( 534' 2" )
  Including bulbous bow
  L.B.P. - 153.40 meters ( 503' 4" )
  Width overall - 22.30 meters ( 73' 2" )
  Width moulded - 22.30 meters ( 73' 2" )
  Draught - 8.115 meters ( 26' 7.5" )
  Depth - 11.10 meters ( 36' 5" )
  Number of cargo holds - 4 (cellular)
  Fixed container guides fitted in all holds
  Number of hatch covers - 8
  Container capacity (deck) - 766 (20')
  Reefer capacity (deck) - 99 (20')
  Container capacity (holds) - 390 (20')
  Total container capacity - 1,156 (20')
  Also fitted to carry 40' units in holds and on deck
  Cargo cranes - 3 - 40 tonne
  Strengthened for navigation in light ice conditions

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Stocznia Szczecinska S.A.
  Country - Szczecin, Poland
  Hull number - B183/210
  Engine builder - H. Cegielski Zaklady Przemyslu Metalowego
  Country - Poznan, Poland
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - B&W (model 6L50MC) 6-cyl diesel engine
  Horsepower - 9,431 bhp or 6,930 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 150.7 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 1,273.7 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 32.3 tonnes/day
  Heating coils - Installed in fuel bunkers
  Speed - 17.7 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 (unknown hp)
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - 1 x 1,250kW & 3 x 500kW 400V 50Hz 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..


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