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Taiko (ex Barber Hector)

Taiko (ex Barber Hector)

Wilhelmsen's Taiko departing Appleton Dock,Melbourne,June 2013.

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IMO 8204975 , Call Signal LAQT7 , Flag Norway (NIS).
Class : Lloyds Register of Shipping.
Ship Type : RORO / Container Ship // Converted to RORO Vehicless Carrier.
Build in 1984 by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd Ulsan South Korea as " BARBER HECTOR " for Ocean Transport & Trading Pcl ( Ocean Fleet Ltd Liverpool as manager ) Liverpool United Kingdom.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 27.990 / 15.871 / 43.989.
Main Engine : B&W 8L90GB - 36.635 bhp.

1988 Sold to Swedish Lines (Transatlantic Ship Mangement AB Gothenburg as manager) Gothenburg Sweden,renamed " TAIKO ".
1993 Sold to Wilhelmsen Line A/S (Wilhelmsen Rederi A/S Oslo as manager ) Oslo Norway.
1997 Transferred to Wilhelmsen Line Shipowning A/S (Wilhelmsen Shipmanagement Oslo as manager ) Oslo Norway.
2003 Converted by Ocean Ship Engineering Nantong China to RORO / Vehicless Carrier.

New Tonnage : grt /nrt / tdw - 66.532 / 26.072 / 43.986.

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Hi Ian, just came across this photo and that lead me to all the others of ships from my period in admin around the Aussie coast. Great memories and we probably know many of the same people. Thanks for all the photos. Cheers, Ross
 

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