La Mpassa

Bob S
25th March 2005, 15:54
Gabon registered LA MPASSA (‘83/9281) seen at Dunkirk, France during March 1994.

Pilot mac
1st October 2005, 16:41
Any idea of former name? She looks like a standard design from East German yard.
regards
Dave

ruud
1st October 2005, 17:49
Ahoy,

Yep, you're right, she was built in:
1983 in Rostock at VEB Schiffswerft "Neptun" [446]as
La Mpassa
IMO:8311015
Call Sign:TRBO
P.o.R.:Libreville
Flag:Gabon
Owners:Societé Nationale de Transporte Maritime[SONATRAM]
Manager:Acomait Services Maritime. S.A
LOA x B x D:150.20 x 21.01 x9.054
Eng:MAN 2SA 9Cy. 600x1050 900-bhp[6620kW]
VEB Maschinenbau Halberstadt
Speed:17

tanker
23rd October 2005, 10:22
Great series of ships "Neptun Type" in 2004 named AFRICAN COAST.
Gp

paul0510
24th October 2005, 10:00
sailed on two of the Neptun boats under West German flag. The 'ILRI' and the 'LLOYD JACKSONVILLE' / 'MUGGENBURG' plied the W.African & S.American routes in the 70s. Quite enjoyed my stay!

Pat McCardle
24th October 2005, 10:34
'Crusader Point' was the same design. Serving the London Power stations with coal from NE England.What has become of her Ruud? (Thumb)

ruud
24th October 2005, 11:26
Ahoy Pat,

The only Crusader Point, I can remember was the ex-Beate built in 1980 at Neptun Schiffswerft, and still around as Norgas Traveller-IMO:8026012, don't think you mentioned this one?