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Photographer:Frits Olinga [View profile]Title:UNION TOPAZAdded:Oct 18, 2008
Location:Delfzijl, Netherlands
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1980-1989 (Under 3000gt)
m.v."Union Topaz" 1985
Build:Scheepswerf Barkmeijer Stroobos
Owner:Norswede Shipping K/S.

spot:25-08-2006 Delfzijl
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Peak Sauda (Until 2015 May)
- Union Topaz (Until 2013 May)
- Bromley Topaz (Until 1992 Mar)
- Union Topaz (Until 1990)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:1,543 tons
Summer DWT:2,362 tons
Length:88 m
Beam:11 m
Draught:4.2 m

Additional Information
Class society:International Naval Surveys Bureau
Build year:1985
AIS Information
Last known position:
37°0’31.36” N, 13°50’3.74” E
Speed, course (heading):
7.6kts, 299° (286°)
Location:Tn Biz
Arrival:14th May 2021
08:00:04 UTC
Last update:
3 days 14 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 July 23rd, 13:00:30 UTCTartous
2018 July 11th, 13:00:23 UTCSanta Pola
2018 July 3rd, 13:00:13 UTCDz Ski
2018 May 26th, 04:00:27 UTCUa Ods
2018 May 19th, 07:00:46 UTCTr Bdm
2018 April 5th, 12:00:40 UTCMt Mla
2018 March 2nd, 12:00:17 UTCBg Var
2018 February 7th, 13:01:51 UTCGr Vol
2018 February 5th, 13:00:45 UTCGr Ele
2018 January 27th, 01:00:40 UTCItmdc
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Photo Comments (2)

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Emmanuel.L on May 17, 2018 04:09 (3 years ago)
In August of 2016 the NS UNION suffered damage to her stern starboard side when she was rammed by the MARIA in Valletta harbour.I have uploaded photos of her , refer to the casualites section of the site.
Frits Olinga on May 16, 2018 19:24 (3 years ago)
Engine failure in Istanbul Strait 6 May 2018.
The "NS Union", being en route from Iskenderun to Kherson in ballast, suffered an engine failure during the strait passage and drifted dangerously close to shore at Kandilli point on May 6, 2018, at 5 a.m. A coastal safety tug and technical teams immediately attended the ship in order to provide further assistance and ensure the strait traffic safety. Subsequently, the vessel was secured and towed to Büyükdere anchorage where it dropped anchor at 8 a.m. The strait passage permission has been cancelled by the Strait authority until the completion of permanent repairs. A fine was imposed due to the breach of the strait safety regulation. The vessel has to pay the tug assistance expenses to the Coastal Safety account prior to its departure.( source: Vesseltracker)
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