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1978/88 RoRocarrier


Buildingyard: MItsubishi HI Ltd., Nagasaki

Built year: 1978

Yard no: 1831

Tonnage 1978-2004: GRT: 22325/NET: 12190 /TDW: 33702

Tonnage 2004-2010: GRT: 54689/NET: 21608 /TDW: 30464


Dims: LOA: 228,51/ BR: 32,31/ DR: 11,170


Machinery: 8-cyl Sulzer by the Shipbuilders Kobeyard

BHP: 30150

Speed: 19,50knots

TEU's: 1707

Photo: Andreas Spörri

10.03.1978: Launched as BOOGABILLA for Rederi AB Transatlantic., Sweden

25.08.1978: Completed

03.02.1989: Purchased by BHT Tapiola Shipping Inc., Panama. Price: USD 15.000.000. Renamed TAPIOLA

31.07.1989: Owners became Wilhelmsen Lines A/S. Registreted in Tönsberg/ NIS

00.12.1997: Ownership now Wilhelmsen Lines Shipowning AS., Norway

00.11.2002: Sold to Mark 1 KS., Lysaker. A company owned 50/50 by WW and Wallenius Line, Sweden

28.02.2004: Arrived at Chengxi Shipyard, Shanghai for convertion. Installed a car/truckgarage at weatherdeck

13.04.2004: Convertion completed

14.04.2004: Transferred to Mark 1 Shipping Pte Ltd., Singapore. A company owned 50/50 by WW and Wallenius Line, Sweden

                     Flagged in Singapore

05.07.2010: Sold to Ekhardt Marine for recycling at Xiagang Changjiang Shipbreaking, China


Photo: Rond vd Velde -

TAPIOLA after convertion

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