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GENERAL MATA - IMO 8313221

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Photographer:
pieter melissen [ View profile ]
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Feb 11, 2024
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The General Mata was another ship that was transferred to Aboitiz Shipping, upon delivery from the Sumitomo shipyard (#1123) after having been lauched as SALTNES. The link with Aboitiz was sealed in 1982, under the name of JEBSEN-PTC and from 1985 onwards several Jebsen ships came under Philippine flag and were renamed after historically important Philippine military persons. The ships all came back to the Jebsen fleet towards the end of the eighties. One of the main purposes of Jebsen PTC was recruiting suitable crews for the fleet, and in the Nineties it became its main task.
Jebsen PTC exists to this day.

https://jebsen-ptc.com/

General Mata is shown here inboud for Rotterdam, around 1987. It is one of the few ships that I took a shot of after resuming shipspotting in 2012, she was name POLA MED by then and in 2015 she was scrapped as LA MED at Alang.

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Current name:
LA MED

Former name(s):

 -  Pola Med (Until 2015 Mar)

 -  Brazilian Confidence (Until 2010 Nov)

 -  Eagle (Until 2001 Jul)

 -  Western Eagle (Until 1998 Feb)

 -  Sheernes (Until 1995)

 -  Wani Lake (Until 1993 Feb)

 -  General Mata (Until 1989 Sep)

Current flag:
Saint Kitts & Nevis
Vessel Type:
Cargo
Gross tonnage:
18,977 tons
Summer DWT:
29,446 tons

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General cargo ships built 1980-1989 (Over 3000gt) - 41 photos

Bulkers built 1971-1980 - 1 photos

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We saw this vessel regularly in the mid eighties in New Zealand along with other "S" class sisters. In the early eighties Jebsens were operating liner trades from our ports to Asia and in 1985 began a shortlived service to Europe, targetting the significant wool volumes that ABC Container Line also shared in, with the Conference lines (mainly P&O Containers).
Another we saw a lot here of that class was Ciclope ex Surenes during her time under Spanish ownership from 1999. She was on a semi-liner service to North America carrying sawn timber for the booming USA building market in the 2000's before the GFC took out all the dodgy mortgages American banks dished out with little security. This tried suddenly dried up, it also employed two Aboitiz vessels incl. General Delgado ex Jebsen Napier, one of a trio designed originally for the various NZ liner services for containers as well as forest products:
https://www.shipspotting.com/photos/690536

Cheers
Brent

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