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Conus (III) 1981-2007.
ON : 12234
ID : 7918244
Name : CONUS
Type : Tanker
Flag : AUS
Call Sign : VJEC
Launched : 31.7.80
Completed : 3.81
Owner : Shell Company of Australia Ltd.
Managers : Associated Steamships (Pty.) Ltd., Melbourne. Later Shell Australia.
Builder : Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Kobe, Japan.
Yard No : 1110
Link : 1446
Starke : V1981 #281
24,124 grt (Miramar says 26,323 grt)
31,445 dwt (Miramar says 37,784 dwt)
LOA : 177.7m
LBP : 170.0m
Beam : 26.8m
57’ 5” Moulded Depth
35' 0" Summer Draught
Powered by a 6cyl 2 S.C.S.A. Sulzer 6RND68M oil engine built under license by the shipbuilder geared to a single screw shaft. 10,260 bhp @ 152 rpm, 14.5 knot service speed.
Fuel consumption 35 tons High Viscosity Fuel Oil/24hrs. Bunker capacity 1,143 tons.
6 x Daihatsu 978KW auxiliary generators.
17C & 4W tanks, (19 cargo tanks and 2 slop tanks), Epoxy coated and fitted with Alu-brass heating coils. Single pump room housing 4 x electric centrifugal main cargo pumps with an additional 4 x deep well pumps providing a separate stripping system. Maximum discharge rate 3,543 t.w./hr. Capable of carrying 4 separate cargo ‘parcels’ with double valve segregation. 4 x 14” cargo manifolds on each side of the ship, single 10 ton SWL crane. Dasic fixed tank cleaning system. Inert Gas, Gas Freeing & Closed Loading systems installed. Segregated Ballast Tanks, single hull.
2000 12th May, Sold to Emerald Star Shipping, International Andromeda, Monaco, appointed managers. Renamed EMERALD STAR & registered in Norway on 25th July.
2003 17th February, sold to Fleet Shipping, Marshall Islands, Barclay Shipping LLP, Garrard House, 2-6 Homesdale Road Bromley, BR2 9LZ, appointed managers. Renamed LAERTIS and registered in the Marshall Islands. Call Sign V7E17.
2004 29th December, Capital Ship Management Corp., 3 Lassonos Street, Piraeus 185 37, Greece appointed managers.
2007 23rd March, arrived at Gadani Beach, Pakistan, for breaking having been sold for US$ 477 per LDT. (Vessel’s LDT = 10,039). 28th March withdrawn from Lloyds Register with the comment “Sold for re-cycling”.
Photo Credits: The late Don Ross Collection