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Photographer:bendt nielsen [View profile]Title:AUTORACERAdded:Oct 01, 2015
Captured:September 16, 2015IMO:9079200Hits:2,757
Location:Grenaa, Denmark
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
AUTORACER arrived under its own power the 16-09-2015 to Fornaes Shipbreaking Ltd. Grenaa / Denmark where it will be scrapped and recycled according to the highest environmental standard.

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Technical Data
Vessel type:Vehicles Carrier
Gross tonnage:9,693 tons
Summer DWT:3,933 tons

Additional Information
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:1994
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (15)

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Phil English on Oct 08, 2015 15:24 (3 years ago)
Thanks Bendt

bendt nielsen on Oct 08, 2015 15:18 (3 years ago)
Hello Petros and Phil, the dismantling of her was started the day after she arrived at Grenaa.
Phil English on Oct 08, 2015 14:40 (3 years ago)
Yes, A Turkish broker is circulating her for sale 'direct from owners', Gothenburg, Norway. Somehow I think it's a mistake. She's not moved from Grenaa!

Petros Psarras on Oct 08, 2015 14:33 (3 years ago)
Has the demolition begun?? Because some brokers circulated her today...Presuming by mistake..
bendt nielsen on Oct 03, 2015 22:25 (3 years ago)
Hi Edward, it was also my thought, and then we hope that the new has noise dampened ramps :-)
Edvard Aaseboe on Oct 03, 2015 20:12 (3 years ago)
Better to scrap her than to compete with her after selling.
rd77 on Oct 03, 2015 08:11 (3 years ago)
I am suprised there are no trading buyers for a smallish versatile not too old Norwegian-built car carrier. I guess this could mean that the Dutch-built fleetmates (AUTOPREMIER, AUTOPROGRESS, AUTOPRIDE) could also have a short life.
Edvard Aaseboe on Oct 02, 2015 13:48 (3 years ago)
She was a rather noisy neighbour in Oslo. Twice a week, monday and thursday, she came with VAG cars from Bermerhafen. The monday trip usualy the hole cargo was discarged. The other trip half and half with BMW to Drammen.Her stern ramp made a lot of noise when the cars passed over it. Started 07 in the morning.
bendt nielsen on Oct 01, 2015 21:55 (3 years ago)
@ Steffen, yes, unfortunately the ship has sailed its last trip.
@ Denis, you're right regarding Autorunner and yes it different than they used to be.
@ Smithy, there has been a greater at the dock regarding pictures should I do what I can :-)
@ Trygve, yes it's a little weird when you have been on board and seen how well the ship is.

AUTORACER will be replaced by a new LNG ships which you can read about here.

Thank you all for comments
Best Regards
Axel Huettemann on Oct 01, 2015 21:08 (3 years ago)
I had something in mind those are from one series built at Japan around 2000, but obviously these "sisters" differ and have some years to each other. Time is passing by...
davidships on Oct 01, 2015 19:10 (3 years ago)
Also, she was laid up (at Emden, I think) for nearly three years 2009-2012.
Trygve Eriksen on Oct 01, 2015 18:16 (3 years ago)
I am shocked. Last year I made a visit onboard this ship with her nice crew. Made 2 pictures for Shipspotting. I got a good impression of the ship. For me, nothing indicated that she would be scrapped 15 moonths later.
smithy166 on Oct 01, 2015 17:56 (3 years ago)
She's got to be one of the biggest you've broken up, Bendt? I look forward to seeing more pictures though - I've always wondered how these PCTC's are put together!
Dеnis on Oct 01, 2015 17:31 (3 years ago)
Unusual ship for you to scrap, Bendt!
Looks like a sistership to AUTORUNNER - I have a Sea Partner's brochure from the 90s where she's still described as "brand new", lol.
steffen B on Oct 01, 2015 15:05 (3 years ago)
Is this fine ship really going to be scrapped, she is just 21 years old and looks splendid!?
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