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Photographer:ZJH [View profile]Title:DA QING 234Added:Jun 07, 2009
Photo Category: Chemical and Product Tankers
Vessel Identification
Name:Da Qing 234
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tanker
Gross tonnage:10,119 tons
Summer DWT:15,256 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1977
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Bob Scott on Jun 30, 2020 15:10 (9 days ago)
When I worked for Fairplay in the 1980s, I was not directly involved in the compilation of their ships database but I do recall my colleagues who were engaged on it complaining that Chinese ship info was nigh impossible to get hold of and that the Chinese were indeed "lax" at supplying info on newbuildings voluntarily or on request.
pieter melissen on Jun 17, 2020 06:10 (22 days ago)
David, I remember during the eighties when we had dealings with the suppliers of Lloyds fleet data, that they told me that the Japanese had complained about the lack of info on their ships. When Lloyds asked them for help, they just send right volumes containing data on the complete coastal fleet, and all in took Lloyds years to digest that.
davidships on Jun 16, 2020 23:40 (22 days ago)
I wouldn't exactly describe the Chinese authorities as "lax", which implies that they should have done something more. With regard to vessels engaged exclusively in domestic trades, as I understand it, there has not been any requirement for those to given IMO numbers. It is up to the national authorities to decide whether they wish to include such vessels voluntarily - I suspect that there little advantage in doing so (except for us of course).
pieter melissen on Jun 16, 2020 18:18 (22 days ago)
Bob, and now that we have also Chinese visitors to this website, would there not be a chance that an answer could come forward from their side?
Bob Scott on Jun 16, 2020 15:25 (23 days ago)
Chinese shipyards built quite a few tankers of ths size and design in the 1970s but were very lax at notifying Western agencies like Lloyd's Register about them - particularly if they were engaged solely on domestic trades. This is evidenced by the fact that this one has an IMO number starting 83, whereas it was built in 1975, when most IMO numbers for ships new that year started with 73 or 74
Henk de Winde on Jun 16, 2020 14:41 (23 days ago)
Maybe the reason could be that Chinese read the last first and the first last Pieter?
pieter melissen on Jun 16, 2020 10:51 (23 days ago)
Yes Bjorn, here she is, a complete mystery but very tangible.
Bjørn Knudsen on Jun 16, 2020 10:05 (23 days ago)
Here it is:
pieter melissen on Jun 16, 2020 06:49 (23 days ago)
In my files I have a photo of Da Qing 423, which looks exactly like this ship. (My photo is older and shows the ship with a grey hull and the old Chines yellow funnel and red band). This ship was buily locally at the Xingang shipyard, apparently as a one-off. Yet nowhere I can find any reference to 423, and my bold suggestion would be that the shipyard workers made a typo and painted the number in the wrong order, but I hope somebody can put me wrong here, and that 423 really exist(ed)
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