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Toana Papua (Bank Line)

Toana Papua (Bank Line)

Toana Papua
Built: 1973 Swan Hunter, South Shields
Tonnage: 11,405grt
Owners: Bank Line Ltd
1973: Built as Moraybank
1984: Toana Papua
1986: Moraybank
1987: Toana Papua
1987: Moraybank
1998: Broken up Alang.

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Bank Line ships 1953 to 1968, Apprentice to Master
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The "Toana Papua" is the "Moraybank" operating in a short-lived endeavour to be 'sympathetic' to local Papua New Guinea interests and aspirations. This arrangement happened twice in 1984 to 1986 and again in 1987 before reverting to her original name. The same thing was done with the "Meadowbank" which became "Toana Niugini" in 1985 to deliver a local dimension to the long-standing trade that Bank Line had with the South Pacific, however, she was sold out of the fleet with her original name in 1987.

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