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Photographer:Gerolf Drebes [View profile]Title:Bunga ButangAdded:May 28, 2011
Captured:IMO:5152729Hits:2,110
Location:Malacca, Malaysia
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1940-1949 (Over 3000gt)
Description:
Malaysia flag, built 1948, gross tosn 3048, in the strait of Malacca 1975, from an acquired negative of Airfoto,
ex Hoi Wong 1973,
broken up at Jurong 19.9.1980
Vessel Identification
Name:Bunga Butang
IMO:5152729
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passenger/cargo Ship
Gross tonnage:2,100 tons
Summer DWT:3,317 tons

Additional Information
Status:Dead
Build year:1948
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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P.F. KERR on May 14, 2017 05:24 (5 months ago)
Built by Helsingborgs Varfs, Helsingborg, Sweden.
Completed: 12/1948.
Propulsion: 1 diesel B&W 2-stroke simple 7 cylinder (500x1,100)mm. 2,500bhk
1948 - "HOI WONG" - Skibs A/S Corona (H.M. Wrangell & Co. A/S, Haugesund, Norway.
6/10/1958 - grounded on Bombay Reef, Paracel Islands on a voyage (China-Singapore). 700 tons of cargo dumped. Passengers and crew taken by helicopter to U.S.S. HELENA (CA-75)
Ref: http://www.usshelena.org/rescue2.html
Repaired.
31/12/1972 - struck "CHERRY CHEPAT" while berthing at Rejong, Sarawak causing severe damage to the latter.
1973 - "BUNGA BUTANG" - Malaysian International Shipping Corp. Bhd., Penang, Malaysia
9/1980 - broken up at Jurong, Singapore.
Sources: nzshipmarine.co.
http://skipshistorie.net/
http://www.miramarshipindex.nz/ship/5152729
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