Ex Azalea, Labrador Rex, Pontos (II)
© Malcolm Cranfield
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1969 by NV Boelwerf SA, Temse, Belgium (Yard No 1442) as a General Cargo ship.
- Length: 149.20 m (overall) 138.0 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 19.40 m
- Depth: 11.89 m
- Draught: 7.82 m
- Tonnage: 5824 gross/2963 net/7270t deadweight
- Engines: Oil SA 9 – cylinder ACEC/ MAN K9Z 70/120E diesel
- Power: 9265 kW/11400 bHP
- Speed: 22.5 knots
- Capacity: Ins: 10923 cu m
- Call Sign: ONPO, 8PNE, C6DZ4
- IMO Number: 6826030
- Official Number: 715358
- Port of Registry: Antwerp/Belgium 🇧🇪, Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸, Panama 🇵🇦, Bridgetown/Barbados 🇧🇧
- Sister-Ship: Pomona (II) (1443)
September 9th 1968: Launched.
February 1969: Delivered to N.V. Europese Transport Maatschappij “Pontos” (Joint venture H.G. Ahlers and F Laeisz) as PONTOS (II). Manager became Reederei F, Laeisz, Hamburg.
© Bob Scott (Rotterdam, April 1969)
June 1969: Re-flagged.
© Gerolf Drebes
© Derek Sands (Hoek Van Holland, July 1979) (Left) © Ted Ingham (Dover) (Right)
© Chris Howell (Rotterdam, 21/08/1980)
© John Jones (Sheerness, 25/04/1982)
1983: As LABRADOR REX to Enterprises Shipping and Trading.
© Frank Foerst (Hamburg, June 1984)
1984: Renamed AZALEA.
© Chris Howell (Bluff NZ , 15/08/1984)
© Brent (Napier, 10/11/1984)
© Chris Howell (Hamburg, 11/07/1987)
© Donaldb (Dover, 1988)
© Simonwp (Portsmouth, 01/08/1993)
🆕 © Fotoflite
1999: Sold to Net Shipping (Marshall Islands). Renamed MARGARITA.
April 11th 2000: Scrapped at Dhannamal Jawandamal, 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: Brent, Malcolm Cranfield, Donaldb, Gerolf Drebes, Fotoflite, Frank Foerst, Chris Howell, Ted Ingham, John Jones, Derek Sands, Bob Scott and Simonwp for their assistance in producing this feature.
Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)