Columbus New Zealand

david smith
21st November 2004, 12:22
Columbus New Zealand at anchor Auckland

21st November 2004, 22:49
She was the first fully cellular container ship to visit New Zealand in 1971. The cranes were removed in later years and I think she was converted to diesel at some stage. She and her sisters had a long life in the NZ trade and I often wonder what finally happened to them.

22nd November 2004, 14:43
They were probably scrapped in the begnning 2000s ,with the same name.

17th April 2005, 10:24
Here is a pic of Columbus New Zealand April 2005 unloading Auckland, NZ
This is the "new" COLUMBUS NEW ZEALAND.

18th July 2005, 09:31
To set the record straight:
Columbus New Zealand was scrapped in Alang, India - September 1998
Columbus Australia and Columbus America were scrapped in China - June 1999.
All 3 vessels retained their original names until scrapping.