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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:TOPAdded:Aug 23, 2016
Captured:July 05, 2016IMO:8604278Hits:2,793
Location:Alang, India
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
"Top", ex "Utopia 2" beached at Alang on July 5, 2016.

Photo by Viral Shah, straightened, posted with kind permission. Copyright Viral Shah.
Vessel Identification
Name:Utopia 2
Former name(s):
- New Shirayuri (Until 2005 Jan)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:26,933 tons
Summer DWT:6,434 tons

Additional Information
Class society:Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
Build year:1987
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (7)

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lappino on Aug 24, 2016 18:13 (2 years ago)
Maybe it's Boston Express (HH Nikol C) then. She was scrapped at Alang.


Jens Boldt on Aug 24, 2016 17:03 (2 years ago)
Wasn't Kiel Express already scrapped in March 2015 and also not at Alang but in China?
MO Roy on Aug 24, 2016 14:44 (2 years ago)
You have a very sharp eye Jan.
It could be.
jan_t on Aug 24, 2016 14:33 (2 years ago)
> There seems to be a box-ship in the back.
Any idea Vlad?


Looks to me like a Samsung-built ex Hapag-Lloyd 4,600 teu classic panamax - not sure which one though. KIEL EXPRESS comes to mind. One of those...
MO Roy on Aug 24, 2016 14:30 (2 years ago)
Hi Vlad,
Thanks for the website.

I normally use:

He issues a quarterly newsletter with all ships demolished.
He's environmentalist but he must have a big love for ships as well as his info is very detailed with a lot of pictures of ships.

Of course there is a lag of about three to four months.

lappino on Aug 24, 2016 01:08 (2 years ago)
Hi Roy,

No idea. I've tried to cross check it with data frome here:

...but without success.

I have posted this question to the author of the photo.


MO Roy on Aug 24, 2016 00:43 (2 years ago)
There seems to be a box-ship in the back.
Any idea Vlad?
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