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Norsea in transit on River Orwell from Ipswich to Europort

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70 deck passenger / roro cargo vessel
As built; 6,310g. 2,091n. 5,024d. 150.02(BB) x 21.77 x 5.024 metres.
Post 1996: 18,653g. 5,595n. 4,267d. 150.02(BB) x 24.43 x 5.115 metres.
As built: Two, 12-cyl. 4 SCSA (420 x 450mm) Mitsui 12V42M vee type by the shipbuilder, geared to twin controllable pitch propellers. 18,000bhp. 18.75 kts. Three thwartship thrust controllable pitch propellers forward and one aft.
Post 2007: Two, 8-cyl. 2 SCSA (400 x 560mm) Sulzer 8ZAL40S type by Wartsila Switzerland Ltd, Winterthur, geared to twin controllable pitch propellers. 16,320bhp. Three thwartship thrust controllable pitch propellers forward and one aft.
11.9.1978: Keel laid as IBEX by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Tamano, (Yard No. 1163) for P&O Ferries Ltd.
27.12.1978: Launched.
15.5.1979: Completed.
30.12.1980: Renamed NORSEA.
31.12.1984: Transferred to POETS Fleet Management Ltd.
23.8.1986: Renamed NORSKY.
1995: Transferred to Pandoro Ltd., (P&O European Ferries (Irish Sea) Ltd., managers) and renamed IBEX, under the Bermudan flag.
1996: Widened and converted by Cammell Laird, Birkenhead.
1997: Renamed EUROPEAN ENVOY.
2004: Sold to Stena Line Ltd.
2004: Renamed ENVOY.
2004: Sold to KystLink AS, Langesund, same name.
3.2006: Sold to Boa RoRo AS, Norway, (Taubatkompaniet AS, managers) and re-engined by Nauta Shiprepair at Gdynia.
5.2007: Re-engined.
1.2011: renamed ENVOY I, under Panama flag.
3.2011: Boluda Lines SA, appointed as managers and renamed REYES B, under Portugese flag.
9.2011: Renamed ENVOY I under Panama flag.
6.10.2011: Sold to Taubatkampaniet AS, (Boa Offshore AS, managers) Norway.
9.1.2012: Arrived at Aliaga for demolition by Oge GS.

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