Ex Choapa (II), Thurø Maersk
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1964 by Odense Staalskibs. A/S (Yard No 167) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship.
- Length: 148.14 m (overall) 138.89 m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth: 19.56 m
Depth: 11.89 m
Draught: 9.50 m
Tonnage: 5926-7938 gross/3181-4484 net/8154 deadweight
Engines: Oil 2SA 8 – cylinder B&W VTBF-160 diesel
Power: kW/13200 BHP
Speed: 20.5 knots
Capacity: 9,980 m³.
Call Sign: OZCY, CBCP
IMO Number: 641121
Port of Registry: Copenhagen/Demark, Valparaiso/Chile, Liberia
Sister-Ship: Magleby Maersk
April 3rd 1964: Launched for A / SD / S Svendborg and D / S af 1912 A / S (AP Møller), Copenhagen. Christened THURØ MAERSK. Manager; A.P. Moller, Copenhagen.
July 18th 1964: Completed.
January 1st 1966: Transferred to D / S to 1960 A / S and D / S to 1912 A / S (AP Møller), Copenhagen. – THURØ MAERSK. Chartered to Salen, Sweden.
December 9th 1975: Sold to the CSAV, Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores, Valparaíso. Renamed CHOAPA (II).
© Derek Sands (Harwich 12/10/1978) (Left) © Bob Scott (Rozenburg 19/07/1977)
© Gordon Wise (@ Dover)
1981: Transferred to Choapa Shipping Co. SA, Monrovia. Operated by Southern Shipmanagement Ltd., Chile. Renamed CHOAPA.
December 10th 1983: Scrapped in Fuzhou, China.
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