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UNION MANTA

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:56 pm
by Henk
UNION MANTA
2003 -
Unie van Redding & Sleepdienst (Belgie) NV - Antwerpen; 01-07-2011 Smit Harbour Towage North West Europe - Antwerpen
Keel laid 22-04-2002; launched 18-10-2002; delivered March 2003 by Orskov Christensens Skibsværft A/S - Frederikshavn (232)
75,50 x 64,40 x 18,00 x 8,00 x 6,60 m
3.146 grt; 2.481 dwt
O.R.K.J.
9261487 Lloyds Register
2x 4SA V16 cylinder Wartsila type 16V.32, 320x350; 2 bowthrusters; double drum Brattvaag towing winch, 1 with 8 km wire van 76 mm 500 tons brake. second drum 3 km wire; second double drum Brattvaag towing winch with 2x 3.500 meter wire 76 mm brake 80 tons
20.012 bhp; 15.720 kW
17 knots
205 tons BP
Newbuilding

Launched as ORSKOV 232.

Photo's: Joop Marechal

Re: UNION MANTA

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:43 pm
by Daniel GIB
In Gibraltar on the 16th August.

Re: UNION MANTA

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:45 pm
by Henk
Strange without A-frame!

Re: UNION MANTA

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:39 pm
by leontug
Henk,

She was launched as Union Manta, I have pics in my collection from the launch and she hit the water as Union Manta.


Cheers

Leon

Re: UNION MANTA

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:55 am
by Henk
Leon,

Officially a launched vessel becomes the name after Christening. In the Netherlands a ship is Christened shortly before launching, but not in Denmark. Mostly they Christened just before delivery (as they do in more countries). That is why!

Re: UNION MANTA

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:21 pm
by leontug
Pic of the Union Manta beiing launched.

Pic courtesy of Orskov Christensens Skibsværft

Re: UNION MANTA

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:32 pm
by yorkieman
Henk, I think we are practical people, if the name is written on the ship when it is launched, then that is its "launched name", even if it is officially christened later!

Re: UNION MANTA

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:37 pm
by Henk
I know George, but for my fleetlists I try to place only "official giving" data and not what people said or think. The same problem I had with ZP DANIMARCA. Never sailed as such, but all papers, included from the company itself showing the name with "ZP".
I only try to be as complete as possible. Lucky enough with help of others.