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Photographer:Sushkov Oleg [View profile]Title:BoztepeAdded:Jun 03, 2011
Captured:September 16, 2005IMO:7709796Hits:1,058
Location:Sochi, Russia
Photo Category: RO/RO
Flag:Democratic People`s Republic of Korea
Builder: JapanCompany: Tokushima ZS
Year: 1978
Type: Ro-Ro Cargo ship
Gross Tonnage: 1,583 tons
Deadweight: 2,401 tonnes
Dimensions: 108.64×16.32×4.98m
Speed: 17.1kt
Ex Names: ex-Catherine Schiaffino
Notes: stern door/ramp. 150 TEU (including 20 reefer). 270 cars. 50 lorries.
A former Dover-Ostend channel ferry suffered a major fire off the Black Sea port of Sochi 3.08.2007
All crew and her 12 passengers were safely evacuated but her deck cargo of vehicles was destroyed in the blaze.
It was thought the vessel would have to be sunk, but her owners have said that she is in good enough condition to be towed back to Turkey.
However he said the damage to the vessel was so great she was now 'irreparable' and that on returning to Turkley she would be scrapped.
The BOZTEPE was built in 1978 as the CATHERINE SCHIAFFINO by Tokushima Zosen Sangyo of Japan for Schiaffino Lines.
She became the CAP AFRIQUE in 1990 and last saw service in the Channel when chartered by the farmers' consortium Farmers Ferry Ltd for transport of livestock which drew much interest and infamy from some quarters after the major operators stopped carrying farm animals across the channel.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Cap Afrique (Until 2004 Apr)
- Saint Charles (Until 1990)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro Cargo
Gross tonnage:1,583 tons
Summer DWT:2,401 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1978
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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