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Postby john sefton » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:46 pm

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Refrigerated cargo ship used for inter-island work by the govenment of Fiji.
Call sign 3DOR.
Built 1969 398DWT.
Various web sites.
Fiji SG847
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Re: Tabusoro

Postby aukepalmhof » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:50 am

Built as cargo/reefer vessel under yard No 3271 by Rosslauer Schiffswerft, Rosslau, Germany for A/S Oslo-Agenturer, Oslo.
Launched under the name HEIA.
Tonnage 199 grt, 118 net, 398dwt., dim. 40.42 x 8.03 x 3.2m., draught 2.76m., length bpp. 37.1m.
Powered by one 12-cyl KHD diesel engine, 425 bhp., speed 10 knots.
1969 Delivered.

She was one of a series of 11 ships all built on this East German yard all where built for Norway account between 1969/70, the small gross tonnage made it still possible to have a much larger deadweight.
At that time were it the smallest sea-ships built on an East German yard.
1972 Fitted out with a new SKL 8-cyl. diesel engine, speed increased to 11 knots.
1974 Sold to the Fiji Government and renamed in TABUSORO.
Used for interisland shipping in Fiji, with a crew of 16.

2009 In service, same owners and name, IMO No 6929208.

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