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Wellington, Picton ferry

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22,152g. 6,645n. 7,360d. 179.93 x 25.24 x 6.50 metres.
Four, 9-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (380 x 475mm) Wärtsilä 9R38 type by Wartsila NSD Nederland BV, Zwolle, geared in pairs to twin controllable pitch propellers. 32,300bhp. 22.5kts.
1998: Completed as DAWN MERCHANT by Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA) Factoria de Seville, Seville (Yard No. 287) Cenargo International Ltd, Nassau.
9.2000: V Ships UK Ltd, appointed as managers and to Isle of Man registry.
3.2002: Bluewater Marine Management Ltd, appointed as managers.
24.2.2004: Sold to Norfolk Line Irish Sea Ferries Ltd, (same managers). 15.6.2004: Meridian Marine Management Ltd, Liverpool, appointed as managers. 12.2004: Sold to Norse Merchant (DM) Ltd, (same managers).
10.11.2005: Sold to Daybreak Shipping Ltd, Liverpool, (Meridian Marine Management Ltd, Liverpool, managers).
11.2005: Renamed EUROPAX APIA.
2006: Renamed PAV CASELS.
30.4.2008: Epic Shipping UK Ltd, appointed as managers.
11.2008: Renamed AVE LUEBECK
4.2009: Renamed T REX.
7.2009: Meridian Marine management Ltd, appointed as managers.
14.5.2010: Renamed NORMAN TRADER.
Following lengthy period of lay-up at Falmouth was in 5.2013: under Northern Marine Management Ltd, control.
5.2013: Stena RoRo AB, (Stena Line BV, managers) and renamed STENA ALEGRA.
8.2013: Transferred to Stena North Sea Ltd, (same managers).
7.2015: Renamed KAIARAHI (Interislander, New Zealand as operating managers)

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