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CELINE C

Carisbrooke Shippings rather smart looking GP vessel loading cocoa beans at Takoradi. What looks like her tween decks are stowed forr'd of the housing.

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built 2011
imo 9463566
builder jiangsu yangzijiang sy jiangyin china
9530gt
12960dwt
flag isle of man
call sign 2edd9
terry music man
 

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Class : Germanische Lloyds.
Ship Type : Multi Purpose Dry Cargo Ship (Heavy Cargo/Containers).
Build in 2011 by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co Ltd Jiangyin China as " CELINE C " for MS "Celine C" GmbH & Co KG ( Carisbrooke Shipping (Management) GmbH Leer as manager ) Leer Germany.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 9.530 / 4.398 / 12.959.
Main Engine : Caterpillar 6M43C - 7.344 bhp.
Aux.Eng : 3 x 450 kw / Emerg.gen : 1 x 250 kw / Shaft gen : 1 x 750 kw.
Exh.Boiler : Aalborg Thermal Oil Heater 184 m2 Heating Surface.
Aux.Boiler : Aalborg Thermal Oil Heater 39 m2 " " .
 

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I know this class of ship is in effect double skinned but I would still be a tad uncomfortable with only two holds.

Dave
 

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Apparently , Pilot , most of the cocoa shipments are now in bulk in box shaped holds -bit of a change from the old days of 'El.Vent . Bags Dewpoints and Battens'.
 

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Giggle, giggle. The shipments from Papua New Guinea in the 70s n 80s were treated like pure gold, until they got to discharge port when they were just another commodity.
 

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never quite sure about the 'fair trade' ethic of commodities such as cocoa. There were only certain ports that handled the stuff as it was stored in specialy designated 'bonded warehouses'. Presumably the cocoa was sold as the price became attractive to the cargo owner. Apparently it could remain in storage for some years. I used to pilot 'cocoa ships' and never much enjoyed it as the ships used in the trade were notoriously poor to manoevre.(no names!) Can still remember the sickly, cloying smell. Have often wondered what effect this trade had on the economies of third world growers but then who said that futures trading has ever been 'fair trade'

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