MV Carib Sea
Ex Tamara I, Tamara, Canabal
© Patrick Hill (12/04/1987)
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1976 by Construcciones Rios, Vigo (Yard No 237) as a Vehicles Carrier
- Length: 88.55m (overall) 90.02m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 16.29m
- Depth: 14.15m
- Draught: 4.401m
- Tonnage: 1.323 gross/697 net/2232 deadweight
- Engines: 4SA 8-cylinder Deutz diesel
- Power: 2207kW/3,000 bhp
- Speed: 14.0 knots
- Capacity: 540 trade cars
- Call Sign: EGZK, C6OU5
- IMO Number: 7409102
- Official Number: 259
- Port of Registry: Vigo/Spain, Nassau/Bahamas
- Sister Ship: Cobres
In 1970, a joint venture was formed between Höegh and Ugland which shaped Höegh-Ugland Auto Liners (HUAL).
1976: Launched as CANABAL
January 10th 1980: In collision with HENGIST which had initially stopped engines and was going astern. Minor damage was caused to both vessels.
Courtesy of Capt A Womar
© John Jones (06/07/1984) (left) Courtesy of Ted Ingham (right)
1984: Registered Owner; Naviera Joaquin Davila Y Compania S.A.
© Simonwp (18/06/1986)
© Frank Foerst (12/11/1989) (left) Photoship (right)
🆕© Simonwp (01/07/1990)
1990: Company became United European Car Carriers (UECC)
Courtesy of Ted Ingham
March 1993: Renamed TAMARA.
December 1994: Renamed TAMARA I
June 1st 1997: Renamed CARIB SEA. Registered Owner; Joint Vessel, Norway. Registered Manager; Hoegh Fleet Services.
March 2000: Leif Höegh & Co acquired the other 50% of HUAL and five years later it was renamed to Höegh Autoliners.
May 10th 2001: Broken up at Alang
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Frank Foesrt, Patrick Hill, Ted Ingham, John Jones and Simonwp for their assistance in producing this feature.
Special thanks go to Capt A. Womar.