That's me on the Columbus New Zealand.That was in 1976 and the bell I would now like home !!!But I have a small bell after all, look here:http://www.meineseefahrt.de/seite-3-24.html Oh, the times were still beautiful but ...!
Columbus Wellington at Wellington, NZ.
Built: 1977 Weser Seebeck, Bremerhaven
Owners: Columbus Line
1994: Sold to Pacific International Line, r/n 'Kota Berani'
2008: Broken up Chittagong.
Columbus California departing from Auckland 24 November 1998. Launched in April 1982 as Monte Cervantes, 21,863grt. 184.9m LOA, 1185 TEU. Vessel was transferred to the Hamburg Sud owned Brazilian Line Alianca when the AUS/NZ - ECUSA service was being retonagged and the conair vessels were being phas
An empty Columbus Victoria sailing under Sydney Harbour Bridge after leaving a layby berth at White Bay. The vessel had been phased out of the AUS/NZ - WCUSA service and was entering the AUS/NZ - ECUSA service. Previous names; Columbus Louisiana and Oregon Star. Not sure of the date but would have b
Cap Vilano sailing from Auckland on 2nd December 1998. Built 1977 / 27754gt.
Owners: Costamare. Greek flagged. Have seen 2 other vessels that are similiar to this vessel; Brisbane Star/PONL Lyttelton and Oregon Star.
At Auckland 9 June 1991, final loading port before sailing for Panama. Conair vessel. When below decks were filled, port hole reefers were loaded upto two high on deck fitted with MCOU's (clip on units) to provide refrigeration.
Columbus Wellington at anchor in the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland. Small by todays standards her capacity was 750 TEU's. Part of the "VW class" Sister ships Columbus Victoria and Virginia. Sold to PIL (Pacific International Lines) still in service
Columbus Florida departing Auckland early morning. The start of the charter vessel age. When this photo was taken there was only 2 container operators on the vessel, today with rationalisation there are 5 container operatorsand a majority of the time the vessels sail full.
A black hulled Columbus Canada arriving in Auckland 08/05/1994 after having been repurchased by Hamburg Sud.
Launched as Columbus Canterbury in 1979, sold to the Belguim Line CMB in 1987, repurchased in 1994 but sold again in the late 90's and chartered back. Still in service with Hamburg Sud today
A tired Columbus New Zealand departing Auckland on 02/08/1998 for the final time.
Next ports Sydney and Melbourne for discharge then Alang for scrapping. This vessel brought containerisation to New Zealand in 1971.