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Photographer:Brent [View profile]Title:FalconiaAdded:May 16, 2016
Captured:May 16, 2016IMO:7303231Hits:1,288
Location:Napier, New Zealand
Photo Category: Livestock Carriers
Livestock carrier Falconia arriving Napier 16.5.16.
1972: hull launched by L.H. Salthammer Batbyggeri A/S (yard 107) at Vestnes.
23.1.73: completed by Aukra Bruk SY (yard 46) as general cargo vessel Esteflut.
999 grt; 2,600 dwt; 77.1 m LOA; 13 m beam.
Owner MS Esteflut Reederei Julius Hauschildt KG, manager Kustenschiffahrt Bauer & Hauschildt KG, Germany.
24.4.81: caught fire at Alexandria and having dangerous cargo onboard, towed out of harbour for fire to be extinguished and explosives dumped in deep water.
Later towed to Bremerhaven and sold in damaged condition for repair and conversion to livestock carrier at Svendborg.
1982: r/n Philomena Purcell by new owner Sonderborg Rederi A/S (Panama flag) and operator “Corral Line” (subsidiary of Clausen Foundation).
new 1,236 g; 2,650 d; 88.3 m LOA;
1983: Sonderborg similarly converted Gerard Patrick Purcell ex Lubbecke (1970).
1984: Seamus Purcell passed on shares in his Irish beef processing and the world’s largest livestock export company Purcell Brothers to family members with son Gerry having largest share parcel and M.D.
11.89: t/f K/S Sonderborg, Denmark (DIS).
2000: Receivers appointed by National Irish Bank as Purcell Bro’s. suffer PDS 6.8 mn. loss on risky exchange dealings related to cattle shipments, but company rescued in deal brokered by Seamus Purcell.
2002: r/n Falcon when Sonderborg became bankrupt and fleet transferred to Corral Line ApS.
2004: Corral Line sold majority of fleet to Vroon but kept Falcon and r/n Falconia.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Falcon (Until 2004 Feb)
- Philomena Purcell (Until 2002 Apr)
- Esteflut (Until 1982)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Livestock Carrier
Gross tonnage:3,013 tons
Summer DWT:1,859 tons
Length:89 m
Beam:13 m
Draught:3.9 m

Additional Information
Class society:Bureau Veritas
Build year:1973
AIS Information
Last known position:
40°58’11.27” N, 28°58’20.63” E
Speed, course (heading):
11.3kts, 227° (223°)
Arrival:15th Aug 2021
06:00:05 UTC
Last update:
19 hours 26 minutes ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 August 15th, 23:00:36 UTCBeirut
2018 August 6th, 23:00:26 UTCMykolayiv
2018 July 15th, 06:00:36 UTCMisurata
2018 July 1st, 06:00:24 UTCFra Sete
2018 June 21st, 22:00:42 UTCOran
2018 April 20th, 14:00:14 UTCBeirut
2018 March 30th, 23:00:55 UTCRasa
2018 January 17th, 14:30:17 UTCBeirut
2018 January 9th, 16:00:09 UTCRasa
2017 December 27th, 20:00:54 UTCBeirut
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Sinisa Aljinovic on May 16, 2016 14:45 (5 years ago)
Can't believe...still going strong !
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