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Photographer:Allan RO [View profile]Title:AratikaAdded:Nov 09, 2008
Photo Category: Ferries
74 / 5,391gt / 2,132dwt (NZL) [ofy] [c/s : ZMFL]

owner : Govt. of New Zealand (New Zealand Railways Corp.)
manager / operator : Interislander

built : Dubigeon-Normandie S.A., Nantes, FRA
yd # : 138
L - 08:11:1973, D - 04:1974

99 > Virgin Mary (PHL) - M.B.R.S. Lines [c/s : DUA2876]
reported as sold breakers, Alang, India, 08:2008

photo : Cook Strait, 02:01:1992
photo : © Dr. Allan Ryszka-Onions 1992/2008

scanned from a Fuji slide, taken with a 300mm telephoto lens on an Olympus OM1 in somewhat gusty conditions, where I was cowering trying to find a little shelter on the deck of the Arahura.
Vessel Identification
Name:Virgin Mary
Former name(s):
- Aratika (Until 1999 Jul)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro Cargo
Gross tonnage:9,035 tons
Summer DWT:2,297 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1974
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (2)

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Allan RO on Nov 09, 2008 20:41 (10 years ago)
Hi Johannes

Thanks for the update - Miramar a NZ based site has not flagged this up yet, the much lauded Equasis still lists her, although reports her status as dead. Guess I'll have to trawl through Marine news for details.

I'll update pic.

Johannes Schäfer on Nov 09, 2008 18:19 (10 years ago)
sold for scrap, alang, july 2008...

nice pic though ;-)
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