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Sakura Maru - IMO 7212925

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Photographer:William Edward Burton [View profile]Title:Sakura MaruAdded:Apr 27, 2007
Captured:IMO:7212925Hits:1,053
Photo Category: Tugs
Description:
Fukada Salvage tug Sakura Maru in Hobart mid 1970's.
Vessel Identification
Name:Salvage Queen
IMO:7212925
Former name(s):
- Salvana (Until 1992 May)
- Ocean Mercury No.1 (Until 1982)
- Tm 11 (Until 1980)
- Sakura Maru (Until 1979)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:1,083 tons
Summer DWT:1,082 tons

Additional Information
Status:Dead
Build year:1972
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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William Edward Burton on Apr 27, 2007 03:03 (10 years ago)
Thanks for that information Tony, I will update the details with the correct name. I did try to read the name that is near the ships bridge by enlarging the slide but it was still unclear.
Kind regards....Bill
tonylast on Apr 26, 2007 23:58 (10 years ago)
This is *Sakura Maru* IMO 7212925, built 1972 at Osaka by Daiko DYCoLtd. as hull no. 73 for Fukada Salvage KK, Osaka. 57.99m x 11.41 x 5.31; 984 gt, 321 nt; twin 6-cylinder Akasaka Tekkosho Diesels, 400mm x 600. Later *TM 11* (1979), *Ocean Mercury* (1980), *Ocean Mercury No. 1* (1981), *Salvana* (1982), and *Salvage Queen* (1992). In service for Asian Marine Salvage Ltd., Kaohsiung, ROC, and flagged at St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

She looks a bit different today. See Hans Rosenkranz's fine photo on this site at

http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=339829
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