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Photographer:Yvon Perchoc [View profile]Title:SAGA STARAdded:Jul 27, 2005
Photo Category: Tugs
SAGA STAR leaving Fort de FRance on 04 apr 2005
Vessel Identification
Name:Saga Star
Former name(s):
- Sun Xxv (Until 1997)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:248 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1963
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (2)

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George Pennington on Jul 27, 2005 15:44 (12 years ago)
She sure is from the London fleet of ATCL.

Her history is:

1963 SUN XXV, 1997 SAGA STAR

Registered: IMO 5409172 /(GBR)ON 304463
230 GRT, L35,39m(32,01), B8,67m, D3,607m(4,04) (116'1"(105'0")x28'5"x11'10"(13'3")) - fifi
1 scr, diesel 4tew 6cyl Mirrlees-Blackstone, 1810bhp-1546kW, sp 12kn

1962 -10/12: Launched by "Philip & Son Ltd" at Dartmouth (YN 1326)
1963 -xx/01: delivered to (Sun Tugs) "W.H.J. Alexander Ltd" at London
(GBR flag, regd London, ON 304463, c/s MGAE)
1969: To "London Tugs Ltd" at London (231 GRT)
1975: To "ATCL - Alexandra Towing Co (London) Ltd" at London
199x: (248 GT, 74 NT)
1997: To "Taipan Shipping Ltd", renamed SAGA STAR
("Taipan Shipping Ltd" seems to be based in Chaguaramas, Trinidad)
(BLZ flag)
1997 -28/11: arrived in Falmouth in tow of SAGA MOON (ex SUN XXVI), they sailed for the Caribbean on 29/11/1997
2004: To ??
2005: still in existence


George. :pint:
BRIAN FISHER on Jul 27, 2005 07:08 (12 years ago)
Great shot. Looks like an ex Alexandra Sun tug.
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