Ex Amer Choapa, Choapa
Choapa – © Mike Griffiths (Hoek Van Holland, 1980’s)
Steel single screw”Choapa Class” motor vessel built in 1987 by Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. Ltd. (Yard No 2525) as a Refrigerated Cargo Ship.
- Length: 152 m (overall) 144 m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth: 23.53 m
Depth: 15.70 m
Draught: 9.002 m
Tonnage: 13312 gross/4796 – 6296net/12848t deadweight
Engines: 2T 6 cyl MAN / B & W 6S60MC diesel
Power: 7135kW/9700 bHP
Speed: 18 5 knots
Capacity: Refrigeration load: 19,174 m³/TEU 306
- Deck equipment (Quantity x tons): Cranes: 4 x 12.5; 2 x 30.
- Call Sign: A8OL5, P3GF7, A8OL5
IMO Number: 8700228
- Official Number: 8151 (LR 1992-93)
Port of Registry: Monrovia/Liberia, Limassol/Cyprus, Monrovia/Liberia
Sister Ships: Chaiten (2526)
April 15th 1987: Keel laid.
July 28th 1987: Launched.
November 16th 1987: Completed as CHOAPA for Choapa Reefer Line Ltd ( CSAV Compania Sudamericana de Vapores SA Valparaiso Chile as manager )
Choapa – © Ken Larwood (Dover, 1980’s)
Choapa – © Glynn Jones (Courtesy of Mike Griffiths)(Rozenburg, 1990 approx)
November 7th 1996: Sold to Goya Shipping Co Ltd (FML Shipmanagement Co Ltd Nicosia as manager) renamed AMER CHOAPA.
January 1st 2003: Registered Owner; Chacewater Shipping
Amer Choapa – © Simonwp (Terneuzen, 01/06/2004)
Amer Choapa © Federico Bolognini (Savona, 14/08/2005)
Amer Choapa – © Simonwp (Kiel, 01/07/2008)
Amer Choapa – © Aleksi Lindström (Kiel Canal, 20/08/2008)
Amer Choapa – © Wil Weijsters (New Waterway, 11/10/2008)
2008: Sold to Distiny International Inc ( Ost-West Handel und Schiffahrts GmbH Bremen Germany as manager ) renamed ZENIT.
October 2008: Registered Manager; FML Ship Management Ltd
May 25th 2010: Sold to Baltic Reefers Ltd (Russia), Monrovia.
Zenit – © Fabian Vornholt (Kiel, 18/10/2018)
March 2019: Registered Owner; Scandi Navigation Pte Ltd then withdrawn.
April 2019: Scrapped at Alang, India.
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: Federico Bolognini, Mike Griffiths, Ken Larwood, Aleksi Lindström, Simonwp, Fabian Vornholt and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.
Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)