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ADDIRIYAH container vessel 1979

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ADDIRIYAH container vessel 1979

Postby aukepalmhof » Tue May 26, 2009 9:03 pm

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The 65h depicts as given on the bow AL DRIEYA in Latin letters, which transcribes as ADDIRIYAH.

Built as a container vessel under yard No 113 by Hyundai Co. Ulsan, South Korea for the United Arab Shipping Co., Damman.
Launched under the name ADDIRIYAH.
Tonnage 20.526 grt., 7.849 net, 24.275 dwt, dim. 183.2 x 27.5m, length bpp. 168.8m.
Powered by one 7-cyl B&W diesel engine, 14.600bhp, speed 17.5 knots.
Can carry 1.242 TEU’s.
August 1979 completed.

Also one of the A-1 class.
2008 Still in service as a feeder vessel in the Arabia Gulf. Speed reduced to 12 knots.
IMO No. 7802249, still used by the United Arab Shipping Co.
2009 Sold to Pakistan for scrapping for 278 US$ per ton.
07 February 2009 beached at Gadani Beach, Pakistan.

Saudi Arabia 1983 65h sg1355/56, scott?

Source: Watercraft Philately 1985 page 41. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz Register of Merchant Ships completed in 1979.
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