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AUSTRALIA NATIONAL LINE



Formed 1st January 1957, via The Australian Coastal Shipping Commission (ACSC), itself established by an Act of Parliament on the 1st October 1956, to take over and manage vessels previously under the control of the Australian Shipping Board.
With a new livery on the existing vessels transferred as well as those newly built since this Line's formation, a new vision of Australian coastal shipping came into force.
As at March 1957 40 vessels had been transferred, whilst two were later transferred in November 1957 and January 1958 respectively
Further construction saw interstate passenger ships, specialised bulk carriers, off main route designed general cargo vessels servicing smaller ports up to the uniquely designed "Trader" ships with Ro-Ro capacity. The Darwin Trader took containeristion to a new level with her ability to vary the types of cargoes carried as required. The advancing rate of container ships themselves in size and handling abilities also saw this concern as a major player, with overseas destinations added to the trade routes.
ANL Ltd., as it became in 1989, was dismantled by the Australian Government in 1998 with the name rights and overseas vessels being acquired by what is now

CMA CGM Holdings.
The name is still in use by this group as the subsidiaries ANL Container Line Pty. Ltd and ANL Singapore Pty. Ltd. using chartered tonnage which still bear the ANL funnel colours

No longer Australian owned except for the agency side of operations where perhaps 300 staff are employed
Ironically, perhaps more than co-incidental, the deliberate dismantling of a shipping line the Australian Government created has seen once again, the Prime Minister responsible lose his own seat for the second time in Australian history. Where Stanley Melbourne Bruce dismantled, and sold off the ACL Australian Commonwealth Line of Steamers, since, John Howard was removed from his seat in 2007
Some learn from history, others become history where at times, history repeats itself
THIS IS ANL PAGE THREE
1972 - 98

COMPLETE
as updated 25 April 2018
CMA-CGM Building/ incomplete

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1943-56
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Australian Coastal Shipping Comission House flag 1969 House flag up to1984 House flag since 1984


AUSTRALIAN EXPLORER

1970-86

9,334 gross tons, 3,934 net. 14,150 dwt. Lbd: 181.72 x 25.05 x 9.32 metres. on7015389 Diesel engine, single screw. Speed - 25.5 knots. June 1970 built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kobe Japan as the Matthew Flinders for the Flinders Shipping Co Pty Ltd., with H C Sleigh as Managers. Sold to this concern in April 1975 and renamed. Early 1978 lengthened by original shipbuilder with dimensions becoming 11,353 gross tons, 4,934 net and 18,411 dwt. Lbd: became 210.42 x 25.05 x 8.87 metres. November 1986 scrapped at Kaohsiung

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MELBOURNE TRADER

1975-2012

4,452 gross tons, 1,935 net. 7,207 dwt. Lbd: 139.91 x 21.04 x 7.16 metres. Single screw, diesel engine. speed - 18 knots. on7383138 Ro/Ro Vehicle-deck vessel built by Framnaes Mek Vaersted, Sandefjord, Sweden by Salenrederierna AB of Sweden circa 1973-4. When ordered, name given as Tor Flandria however sold on the stocks to to Blandford Shipping Co Ltd., United Kingdom, ordered name deleted and as 'un-named' construction continued. Latter stages of construction and with no name allocated, sold to Australian National Line February 1974. Launched June 1974 as the Melbourne Trader and completed January 1975. 1988 sold, renamed Railro 2. 1988 again sold, renamed Stena Project. 1988 renamed Monowar L. 1990 renamed Stena Gothica for AB Stena Marine , Sweden. Lengthened 1990 to 188.7 metres , 14406 gross tons, 11925 dwt. Service speed recorded as 16 knots. 2004 renamed Roro Gothica for Roro Partners Ltd and flagged Marshall Islands. 2008 renamed Strada Gothica for Edgegrove Investments Ltd, Cagliari Italy. June 2012 scrapped at Aliaga
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STIRLING RANGE

1968-83

13,602 gross tons,7,626 net. 22,190 dwt. Lbd: 160.86 x 22.92 x 9.78 metres. Speed - 16 knots. on6727143 Bulk Carrier completed March 1968 by Marinens Hovedverft, Horten as the Baron Cawdor for H Hogarth and Sons Ltd, UK. December 1974 sold to this concern with registry remaining in the UK. 1975 April conversion to Australian shipping conditions began at the State Dockyard Newcastle New South Wales and upon completion in August 1975 she was renamed Stirling Range. Australian registry also taken at completion. March 1980 sold to Antigoni Shipping Co Ltd of Greece and renamed Antigoni for Antigoni Shipping Co. Ltd. Managers - S Stravelakis Compania Naviera S.A. 21 November 1983 (Iran - Iraq War) attacked by Aircraft in Khor Musa channel & blew up off No #8 Buoy
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AUSTRALIAN ESCORT

1975-97

21,708 tons, 11,295 net. Lbd: 222.26 x 30.05 x 10.51 metres. Single screw, diesel engine Speed - 22.5 knots. on7373391 Ro/Ro Vehicle-Deck/Cellular Container Carrier built and completed September 1975 by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Kobe as the James Cook for Flinders Shipping Co Ltd., (H C Sleigh Ltd as managers). January 1976 sold to ANL and renamed Australian Escort. Renamed Anro Melbourne by ANL 1989. Sold to Plixia Trading Ltd, Cyprus in 1992 and renamed Makedon. Managers - Optimus Maritime Co. Scrapping at Alang commenced 17 September 1997
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BASS TRADER (11)

1976-__

6,374 gross tons, 2,170 net. 7,483 dwt. Lbd: 141.97 x 23.42 x 7.182 metres. on7356252 Vehicle-deck vessel completed by New South Wales Government's State Dockyard at Newcastle for this concern. Twin screw. Equiped with two 9 cylinder 4 stroke cycle engine single acting MAN type oil engines by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, Kobe. Driving twin controllable pitch propellers and a bow propeller. Service speed 14.5 knots. 1997 sold to Strintzis Lines S.A. Cyprus, converted into passenger/roro/ferry, 16537 gross tons and renamed Ionian Bridge. 1999 same owners and renamed Blue Bridge. 2004 sold to Meykel Shipping Line, Spain & renamed Mercedes Del Mar. 2010 renamed Bridge for Meykel SL, Valletta malta, and 2015 of Meykel SL, Limassol Cyprus. 2017 renamed Duba Bridge for Costavia Sg Co Ltd, Limassol Cyprus. Still in service
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AUSTRALIAN PIONEER

1976-98

64,920 gross tons, 51,187 net. 126,592 deadweight. Lbd: 267.60 x 39.04 x 16.45 metres. on7389663 Single screw. Bulk carrier 7 cylinder 2 stroke cycle single acting Burmeister and Wain type oil engine by A/B Gotaverken, Gothenberg. Completed August 1976 by Gotaverken Oresundsvarvet AB, Landskrona, under this name although launched as the 'Mount Isa' for Australia National Line. Service speed 15.5 knots. 1985 sold to unknown owners and renamed World Star. 1986 sold to Shanghai Ocean Shipping Co, China (Cosco Shanghai managers) renamed Pu Ning Hai. Broken up at Shanghai October 1998
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AUSTRALIAN PROSPECTOR

1976-99


74,513 gross tons, 53,878 net. 139,352 deadweight.

Lbd: 282.07 x 42.78 x 16.43 metres. on7408811 Bulk carrier built by Blohm and Voss A.G., Steinwerder Hamburg for this concern. Single screw, diesel engine. Service speed 15 knots. She was to be named Mount Goldsworthy however this name allocated prior to her completion in December 1976. July 1979 sold to Trikappa Ltd., Hong Kong, transferred to Hackremco Ltd., Hong Kong and bareboat chartered to this concern in what can only be a form of refinacing via selling a company asset
While the registration remained in Australia, during 1980 the owners renamed themselves as Australian Prospector Limited
1990 sold to Diamond Sea Marine Ltd, Malta & renamed Diamond Sea.
Broken up Xinhui May 1999

images courtesy Tim Jolley - former Shipwright Officer aboard early 1980's




AUSTRALIAN VENTURE

1977-2006

43,878 gross tons, 32,011 net. 39,290 dwt. Lbd: 248.60 x 32.31 x 12.03 metres. 23 knots. Twin screw, diesel engine. 23 knots. on7416911 Cellular container carrier completed at Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack. Recorded as owned by Lombard Leasing Co & HBZ Finance AG with Australia Nation Line as managers. Carried the ANL livery. 1996 sold to Lavicer Investments Corp, Panama with MSC as managers. Renamed MSC Nuria. 2006 under same owners & managers renamed Rio. Scrapped at Chittagong December 2006
image taken by Mick Macauley



AUSTRALIAN PURPOSE

1977-90

64,921 gross tons, 51,187 net. 122,600 deadweight. Lbd: 267.60 x 39.04 x 16.08 metres. Single screw. 15.5 knots. on7389675 Bulk carrier 7 cylinder 2 stroke cycle single acting Burmeister and Wain type oil engine by A/B Gotaverken, Gothenberg. Completed May 1977 by Gotaverken Oresundsvarvet AB, Landskrona, under this name although original name allocated - Mount Stuart. Laid up upon completion and eventually commissioned February 1979. May 1980 sold in a refinacing arrangement to Australian Purpose Finance Ltd., Hong Kong and transferred to Australian Purpose Ltd., Hong Kong. Bareboat chartered by this concern since with registration remaining in Australia. Sistership to Australian Prospector. 1989 sold, renamed Tao Yuan Hai. Sustained cracked hull in 30.39S/81.40E 25 May 1990 & sank 30.14S/81.35E 27 May 1990
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ANRO AUSTRALIA

1977-97

13,772 gross tons, 5,518 net. 16,477 dwt. Lbd: 181.77 x 27.56 x 9.02 metres. Vehicle-deck / Cellular container carrier completed at Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Kobe Japan for this concern. on7619410 Single screw, diesel engine. Service speed 16 knots. January 1981 lengthened by shipbuilder at Sakaide, where new section built at Kobe was added. Dimensions became 16,353 gross tons, 7,166 net and 22,195 dwt. Lbd: 212.92 x 27.56 x 9.01 metres. 1997 sold to Ruby Enterprises Inc., St Vincent & the Grenadines & renamed Kevat. June 1997 scrapped at Alang
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AUSTRALIAN PROGRESS

1977-2002

74,513 gross tons, 53,878 net. 139,505 dwt. Lbd: 283.29 x 42.78 x 16.44 metres. on7408823 Bulk carrier completed in December 1977 by Blohm and Voss A.g. Hamburg for this concern. Single screw, diesel engine. Service speed 15 knots. Originally allocated the name Mount Tom Price however renamed prior to construction. Laid up until February 1979 when commissioned into service. Barely 4 months later, June 1979 sold/refinanced to Trikappa Ltd., Hong Kong and transferred to a sub-branch of Trikappa to be bareboat chartered to Australia National Line. Registry remained in Australia whilst owners renamed themselves to Australian Progress Limited. 1991 sold to Treasure Sea Shipping Inc., Panama (Qingdao Ocean Shipping Company managers) renamed Treasure Sea. January-April 2002 scrapped at Shanghai
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LAKE BARRINE (2)

1978-2014

12,077 gross tons, 6,084 net. 16,325 dwt. Lbd: 148.01 x 23.12 x 8.73 metres. 15 knots. on7623100. Bulk Carrier built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Hiroshima for this concern. Single screw, diesel engine. Sold 1986 renamed Edith. Renamed Capo Mele Secondo for Societe Mo. Car SpA, Italy in 1987, and renamed Melea for Limi Shipping Ltd, Malta 2002. Again 2002 renamed Elizaveta. 2007 renamed Aquamarina. 2007 renamed Clipper Sun. 2009 renamed Adi 1. Broken up at Alang from May 2014
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LAKE EILDON

1978-2008

12,077 gross tons, 6,084 net. 16,331 dwt. Lbd: 148.01 x 23.12 x 8.73 metres. Single screw, 15 knots. on7623112 Bulk Carrier built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Hiroshima for this concern. Sold to Queensland Lime & Cement Co in 1985 and renamed Cementco. Is recorded as being owned by CSL Pacific Shipping Pty. Ltd. 1985 with CSL Ship Management Pty Ltd as managers and vessel flagged at Barbados. November 2008 scrapped at Chittagong
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LAKE EYRE (2)

1978-2011

12,077 gross tons, 6,084 net. 16,557 dwt. Lbd: 148.01 x 23.12 x 8.73 metres. Single screw, diesel engine. 15 knots. on7623095 Bulk Carrier built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Hiroshima for this concern. Sold 1984 to Julia Shipping Pty Ltd, Singapore & renamed Julia with Mineral Shipping Co Pty Ltd as managers. 2009 renamed Qatar Sadiq for unknown. 2011 renamed Tara 1 for unknown owners. February 2011 scrapping began at Alang
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LAKE HUME

1979-2011

12,077 gross tons, 6,084 net. 16,545 dwt. Lbd: 148.01 x 23.12 x 8.73 metres. Single screw, diesel engine15 knots. on7623124 Bulk Carrier built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Hiroshima for this concern. Sold 1986 to Clary Shipping (Pte.) Ltd, Singpaore & renamed Clary with Mineral Shipping Co. (Pte) Ltd as managers. July 2011 scrapped at Gadani Beach
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FLINDERS RANGE

1976-2012

17,705 gross tons, 9,822 net. 27,551 dwt. Lbd: 171.3 x 25.02 X 10.19 metres. 14 knots. on7420704 Bulk carrier built at New South Wales Government State Dockyard, Newcastle for this concern. 1988 sold to China registered interests & renamed Hua Sheng. Renamed again in 1988 to Hua Xiang. 1989 owned by Shanghai Haixing Shipping Co. Ltd, China & renamed Hua De. 12 June 2012 deleted from Register as - 'existence in doubt'
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SELWYN RANGE

1977-2015

17,705 gross tons, 9,822 net. 27,551 dwt. Lbd: 171.30 x 25.00 X 10.19 metres. Single screw, diesel engine. 14.5 knots. on7420716 Bulk carrier built at New South Wales Government State Dockyard, Newcastle for this concern. Was to be named Hammersley Range at blueprint stage, given this name upon construction. Delivered August 1978, laid up until July 1979 when placed in service. Renamed 'River Torrens' for ANL Limited in 1985 when lengthened as 182 x 25 metres. Tonnage became 21047 gross, 31921 dwt. Transported wheat to Hobart, no doubt carried other cargoes (info sought) 2000 of Auscan Self Unloaders, Australia then to and of in 2000 CSL Pacific Sg Inc, Nassau and renamed CSL Pacific. Continued transporting wheat Brisbane - Hobart and from her physical profile she seems to be a specialised carrier in this cargo produce. April 2015 scrapped at Xinhui
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AUSTRALIAN ADVANCE

1983-2012

32,534 gross tons, 35615 dwt. Lb: 211.5 x 32.3 metres. Single screw, diesel engine. 19.5 knots. on8117287 Container ship built by Hyundai H.I. Co. Ltd., Ulsan as the Hammurabi for United Arab Shipping Co. (S.A.G.), Kuwait. 1986 chartered to ANL & renamed Australian Advance. 1998 returned to owners United Arab Shipping Co. (S.A.G.), Kuwait reverting to original name Hammurabi. 2012 renamed Hammura for unknown owners June 2012 scrapped at Alang
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AUSTRALIAN ENDEAVOUR (2)

1991-2013

37,410 gross tons, 47326 dwt. Lb: 233 x 32 metres. Single screw, diesel engine. 18.5 knots. on8913681 Container ship built by Samsung SB & H.I. Co. Ltd., Koje for ANL indirectly with book owners being Australian Mutual Provident Society. ASP Management appointed managers. 2001 owned by Rendsburgh Pty Ltd, renamed OOCL Australia under Australian flag. 2002 renamed ANL Australia under Bahamas registry. 2009 renamed Da Xin Hua Chang Shu for Chinese interests. February 2013 scrapped at Jiangmen
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AUSTRALIAN ENDURANCE

1991-2013

37,410 gross tons, 47273 dwt. Lb: 233 x 32 metres. Single screw, diesel engine. 18 knots. on8913693 Container ship built by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries, Koje for ANL. 1996 owned by Koala Shipping Inc Liberia & renamed Australia Bridge. Managed by K' Line Ship Management Co. Ltd. 1991 owners - Sinori Marine Co. Ltd, Cyprus with ship's name unchanged. 2006 renamed Sci Vijay under Sinori Marine Co. Ltd, Cyprus ownership. 2010 renamed Irenes Dream. January 2013 scrapped at Alang
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AUSTRALIAN ENTERPRISE (2)

1985-2009

35,739 gross tons, 34194 dwt. Lb: 218 x 32 metres. Single screw, diesel engine. 20 knots. 8506098 Container ship built by Imabari Zosen K.K., Marugame as the California Venus for unknown owners. 1994 renamed Med Kobe. End 1994 renamed California Venus. 1995 owned by Fresno Shipping Ltd, & renamed Asia Venus, registered Panama and managed by Tanker Pacific Management (Singapore) Pty Ltd. 1997 owned by ANL & renamed Australian Enterprise. 2001 owned by CMA CGM Enterprise & renamed CMA CGM Enterprise, registered Bahamas. 2002 under existing owners renamed ANL Explorer. July 2009 scrapped at Xinhui
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AUSTRALIAN EXPRESS

1979-2011

10832 gross tons, 16073 dwt. Lb: 151.2 x 21.2 metres. Single screw, diesel engine. 15.5 knots. on 7635414 General cargo vessel built by Mitsubishi at Nagasaki as Kriti Ruby of Greece registry. 1989 of Australian National Line and renamed Australian Express. 1990 renamed Indian Resource unknown owners registered India. 1993 owners listed as Namz Teak Maritime Ltd, Malta & renamed Norbulk Teak. 2000 renamed Ebenezer under South Korea registry. 2003 renamed Chao Yang Men & registered St Vincent & the Grenadines. February 2011 scrapped at Alang
image as the 'Chao Yang Men' courtesy Matterson Marine. Australian Express image wanted



AUSTRALIAN SEAROAD

1982-2013

9609 gross tons,9074 dwt. Lb: 154.5 x 27.6 metres. Single screw, diesel engine. 17.5 knots. on: 8202305 Vehicle carrier, Ro/Ro built by Kurushima Dockyard Co. Ltd., Onishi, Japan as the Alps Highway for Kawaki Kigyo K.K. Japan. 1989 of ANL and renamed Australian Searoad. 1994 owned by Pacific Intercontinental Co Ltd, Panama and rRenamed Atlantic Highway with Escobal Japan Ltd as managers. 1999 owners Heritage Carrier Pty Ltd, Panama renamed Asian Highway. 2002 renamed Jasa Aman for unknown owners, registered Malaysia. SFebruary 2013 scrapped at Jiangmen
image as the 'Alps Highway' courtesy Matterson Marine. Australian Searoad image wanted



AUSTRALIAN TRADER (2)

1978-2011

6,568 gross tons, 8,502 deadweight. Lb: 122.4 x 20.7 metres. Single screw, diesel engine. Speed: 15 knots. on7718917 Built by Tsuneishi, Numakuma, Japan as the Fremantle Enterprise, Australian registry. Renamed Australian Trader in 1985 on sale to ANL. As with fleet-mate Tranztas Trader, she was acquired for service across the Tasman operating with ships of SCONZ. She later operated alongside ships of the Union Company and Tasman Express Line in a slot charter arrangement. She was sold in 1997 to Hub Line (M) Sendirian Berhad, Malaysia and renamed Hub Trader. June 2011 scrapped at Alang
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RIVER TORRENS

1977-2015

17,705 gross tons, 9,822 net. 27,551 dwt. Lbd: 171.30 x 25.00 X 10.19 metres. Single screw, diesel engine. 14.5 knots. on7420716 Bulk carrier built at New South Wales Government State Dockyard, Newcastle for this concern. Was to be named Hammersley Range at blueprint stage, given this name upon construction. Delivered August 1978, laid up until July 1979 when placed in service. Renamed 'River Torrens' for ANL Limited in 1985 when lengthened as 182 x 25 metres. Tonnage became 21047 gross, 31921 dwt. Transported wheat to Hobart, no doubt carried other cargoes (info sought) until 1990 when sold to CSL, Nassau renamed CSL Pacific. Continued transporting wheat Brisbane - Hobart and from her physical profile she seems to be a specialised carrier in this cargo produce. April 2015 scrapped at Xinhui
image by Jim Savage


Both RIVER BOYNE and her sistership RIVER EMBLEY are are unique in that they are single screw, turbine powered, twin boiler design using coal as fuel
Designed basically as 'new-age' prototype vessels with a view to further construction of this type of ship. Sensible at a time when oil was going to astronomical. The vessels are unique in that they are fully automatic and have UMS certificates.
Due to their high coal consumption and small bunker capacity, they do not have the ability to undertake other runs except for the alumina run to Newcastle, which is done at slow speed.
The vessels have been very reliable over the years, and at the recent dry dockings, considerable work on renewing steelwork and paint systems to extend their life another 10 years was undertaken as well as general repairs.
Over the years many systems have been upgraded or renewed and the vessels are probably more technically advanced now that when built. They are the only vessels as sisterships ever to sail on the coast with twin funnels side by side. Source with many thanks 'BM" (Editor's Note: - The only other vessel being the steamship 'Glenreagh' (1910-34) a small coaster originally owned by Allen Taylor and later the now defunct North Coast S N Co that traded on the New South Wales Coast


RIVER BOYNE

1982-2014

51,035 gross tons. Lb: 255 x 35.4 metres. on: 8018132 Ore carrier built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki for ANL with 'paper owners' being River Boyne Pty Ltd. Single screw, turbine powered, twin boiler design using coal as fuel, fully automatic with UMS certificate. Speed 16 knots. Crew 38. Initially employed bringing ore to Newcastle, New South Wales from the mining ports of Western Australia. Since, with ownership changes being owned by the Australian Government and leased out to Queensland Alumina Ltd. Currently services the Alumina run to Newcastle NSW. Crew as exists August 2009 19 persons. Rio Tinto seems to be the parent owner and look to have an agenda of selling this vessel off in favour of overseas tonnage engaging Australian Coastal work. Both vessels are manned and operated by ASP Ship Management. 2013 renamed SS Rover 11 for unknown interests. 2014 renamed Rover for unknown interests. April 2014 scrapped at Gadani Beach
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RIVER EMBLEY

1983-

51,035 gross tons, 76293 dwt. Lb: 255 x 35.4 metres. 16 knots. on: 8018144 Bulk carrier built by Mitsubishi at Nagasaki for ANL. 'Paper' owners being River Embley Pty Ltd. Single screw, turbine powered, twin boiler design using coal as fuel, fully automatic with UMS certificate. Speed 16 knots. Crew 38. Serviced Gladstone, Queensland. Since, with ownership changes being owned by the Australian Government and leased out to Queensland Alumina Ltd. Currently services the Alumina run to Newcastle NSW. Crew as exists August 2009 19 persons. Rio Tinto seems to be the parent owner and look to have an agenda of selling this vessel off in favour of overseas tonnage engaging Australian Coastal work. Both vessels are manned and operated by ASP Ship Management. 2012 renamed Rover for unknown interests and scrapped June 2012 at Chittagong
image by John Wallace



RIVER YARRA

1984-

22,931 gross tons, 32,452 dwt. Lb: 182.86 x27.69 metres. 14 knots. on8010934 Bulk carrier built by Kanda Zosensho K.K., Kawajiri Cmd for unknown as Star Kanda. Sold to unknown owners & renamed Audax. 1991 of Majestic Pty Ltd & renamed River Yarra 2000 with Australia National Line as managers. 2002 sold to Canadian Steamship Lines & renamed CSL Yarra with CSL Managemnet Pty Ltd as managers. Retained Australian registry. 2002 sold/transferred to CSL Pacific Shipping Pty. Ltd. with Inco Ships Pty. Ltd. as managers and vessel renamed Stadacona registered Barbados. Was trading Melbourne - Brisbane at 2007. April 2018 still in service
image as 'Stadacona' courtesy Matterson Marine/Shipping Database



ANRO MELBOURNE

1975-97

21,708 tons, 11,295 net. Lbd: 222.26 x 30.05 x 10.51 metres. Single screw, diesel engine Speed - 22.5 knots. on7373391 Ro/Ro Vehicle-Deck/Cellular Container Carrier built and completed September 1975 by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Kobe as the James Cook for Flinders Shipping Co Ltd., (H C Sleigh Ltd as managers). January 1976 sold to ANL and renamed Australian Escort. Renamed Anro Melbourne by ANL 1989. Sold to Plixia Trading Ltd, Cyprus in 1992 and renamed Makedon. Managers - Optimus Maritime Co. Scrapping at Alang commenced 17 September 1997
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CAPE HAWKE

1971-86

14,710 gross tons, 9,836 net, 23,894 deadweight. Lbd: 534.4 x 75.2 x 34.1". (162.87 x 22.92 x 10.4 metres). on: 7111365 Bulk carrier completed by Haugesund Mekaniske Verksted, Haugesund (Yard No. 40) for Lyle Shipping Co. Ltd., Glasgow. Scottish Ship Management Ltd., Glasgow, managers. 11974: Re-engined by Amsterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij, Amsterdam with two Stork Werkspoor Diesel 12 TM 410 Medium Speed Engines. 12,000 bhp 15 knots. Bareboat chartered to British Phosphate Commissioners, Australia. Conversion to Australian crewing conditions carried out whilst being re-engined. 1978: Ownership transferred to Lyle Motorship Co. Ltd., Glasgow, Scottish Ship Management Ltd., Glasgow, managers. 1979: 25th November, sailed from Ocean Island for Australia with the islandís last cargo of phosphate. 1981: Returned to owners by British Phosphate Commissioners and bareboat chartered to Australian National Line, Australia. December 1986: Broken up at Kaohsiung
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BARON MURRAY

1977-2009

20,819 gross, 11,510 net, 32,490 deadweight. Lbd: 534.3 x 75.2 x 34.2 feet. 16 knots. on: 7520231 1st April 1977: Completed by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Chiba, Japan for Baron Murray Shipping Co. Ltd., Scottish Ship Management Ltd., Glasgow, managers. Bareboat chartered to British Phosphate Commissioners. August 1981: Returned to owners and bareboat chartered to The Australian National line. 1987 sold to Seafarer Shipping Co. Ltd. Acomarit Maritime Services UK Ltd. Hong Kong flag, renamed Taima. 1988 sold, renamed Hansa Explorer. 1989: Sold, Croma Maritime Ltd. Iason Hellenic Shipping Co. Ltd., managers. Cyprus flag. Renamed Caravos Explorer. 2003: Sold to Gemartrans Singapore Pty Ltd, with Falcon Shipping, managers. Mongolia flag. Renamed Bravery Falcon. 2006 renamed Glory Falcon under Glory Chartering Pty Ltd. March 2009 scrapped at Chittagong
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CAPE OTWAY

1976-2003

20,819 gross, 11,509 net, 31,992 deadweight. Lbd: 557.8 x 88.7 x 48.7 feet. on7520229 December 1976: Completed by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Chiba, Japan ( Yard No.1093) for Woodstock Ltd. (Lyle Shipping, Glasgow) Scottish Ship Management Ltd., Glasgow, managers. Single screw, diesel engine 15,5 knots. Bareboat chartered to British Phosphate Commissioners. 1977: Owners became Cape Otway Ltd., same managers. 1978: Owners became Otway Shipping Co. Ltd., same managers. August 1981: Returned to owners and bareboat chartered to The Australian National line. 1987: Sold, K/S Hansa Bulk 2. Barber International A/S managers. Renamed Hansa Mariner. Norway (NIS) flag. 1988: Sold K/S Stamariner. Helmer Staubo & Co. managers. Renamed Stamariner. Norway (NIS) flag. 1993: Sold Shipping Enterprise, renamed Tamarine. Malta flag. 1998: Sold, renamed Andromechi. 1998: Sold, Golden Union Shipping Co. S.A. Panama flag, renamed Flag Braveheart. 2000: Sold, Flag Sofia Shipping Ltd. renamed Flag Sofia. Malta registry. November 15th Reported as being on fire at St Petersberg. Damage to the Officerís Dining Room, laundry and alleyways. 2002 sold to Emirates Shipping Corporation Ltd. Emirates Trading Agency LLC, managers. Renamed Pearl of Asman then amended to Pearl of Ajman. Malta flag. 2003: March, sold for scrap to ship breakers in Bangladesh
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TRANZTAS TRADER

1988-2010

11982 gross tons, 14,245 dwt. Lbd: 156.85 x 22.86 x 8.58 metres. Single screw, diesel engine. 16 knots. on8715455 Cargo ship built as the Watergeus. by Mathias-Thesen at Wismar for Joon Shipping & Trading, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Single screw, diesel engine making 16 knots.1989 purchased by Australia National Line (ANL Ltd) renamed Tranztas Trader. Managed by ASP Ship Management Pty Ltd. Serviced between Australia and New Zealand until the Australian National Line was sold and the new owners placed her on the market. 1998 purchased by Littleton Services Inc, renamed Orient Aishwarya under Panamanian flag. Mangers - Orient Express Lines Inc. 2004 owned by Van Lang Shipping Co, Vietnam reanmed Phu Tan. Still in service in Asia. At some stage she wore BHP funnel colours, late in her career prior to being sold in 1988. 16 December 2010 foundered 18.14N/107.36E when bound from Da Nang to Haiphong with containers. Loss of 25 persons
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CMA-CGM Holdings
Australian Subsidiary Fleet
Ed
HOUSE FLAG

CMA CGM Holdings itself is a merger of two major French Consortiums, where the 'ANL' prefix is carried albeit with respect. However ANL itself is only a subsidiary in name and the representative in the local container trade from a services point of view. They employ 300 staff Australia wide, as at 2007 and, where known April 2009


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ANL ENERGY
1989-
ANL EXPLORER
ANL PACIFIC
ANL TRADER
ANL TRADER image courtesy Matterson Marine
ANL ENERGY Possibly "phased out" at Kaoshiung September 2006, being replaced by the ANL Escort
ANL EXPLORER 35,739 gross tons, 34194 dwt. Lb: 218 x 32 metres. 20 knots. 8506098 Container ship built by Imabari Zosen K.K., Marugame as the California Venus for unknown owners. 1994 renamed Med Kobe. End 1994 renamed California Venus. 1995 owned by Fresno Shipping Ltd, & renamed Asia Venus, registered Panama and managed by Tanker Pacific Management (Singapore) Pty Ltd. 1997 owned by ANL & renamed Australian Enterprise. 2001 owned by CMA CGM Enterprise & renamed CMA CGM Enterprise, registered Bahamas. 2002 under exiting owners renamed ANL Explorer. Still in service
ANL PACIFIC IDNo: 9238789 Year: 2003 Name: CMA CGM NEW YORK Launch Date: Type: Containership Date of completion: 7.03 Flag: LBR Keel: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tons: 39941 Link: 1937 DWT: 50843 Yard No: 1396 Length overall: 260.1 Ship Design: LPP: 244.8 Country of build: KOR Beam: 32.3 Builder: Samsung Material of build: Location of yard: Koje Number of screws/Mchy/ Speed(kn): 1D-23 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Owner as Completed: Naval or paramilitary marking : A: 08 End: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Subsequent History: [L as E.R.NEW YORK] - 03 ANL PACIFIC - 04 CMA CGM NILGAI
ANL TRADER IDNo: 8506452 Year: 1985 Name: STADT LEER Launch Date: 27.9.85 Type: Cargo ship Date of completion: 12.85 Flag: DEU Keel: Tons: 2800 Link: 2488 DWT: 2980 Yard No: 1060 Length overall: 85.6 Ship Design: LPP: 80.0 Country of build: DEU Beam: 15.3 Builder: Seebeckwerft Material of build: Location of yard: Bremerhaven Number of screws/Mchy/ Speed(kn): 1D-11.5 91 VALIANT - 97 STADT LEER - 98 EEMLAGUNE - 00 TARMSTEDT - 01 ANL TRADER - 04 SOFRANA BLIGH - 07 CHARELLE


On the Australian Coastal Service as at 2007

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ANL BASS TRADER
1996-__
ANL YARRUNGA
2005-
ANL ESCORT
1980-2008
ANL AUSTRALIA
1991-__
ANL AUSTRALIA & ANL BASS TRADER images courtesy Matterson Marine
ANL BASS TRADER 7260 gross tons, 3734 net. Lbd: 125.3 x 20 x 7.8 metres. Single screw, diesel engine making 15.5 knots. on9132399 Built by DaeSun Shipbuilding, Pusan, Sth Korea as the Choyang Dalian. 1998 renamed Pegasus Pennant. 2001 renamed Pegasus P. Delivered to this concern, 23rd November 2001 and in 2002 renamed ANL Bass Trader . Operates the Melbourne - Bell Bay service to date under the 'Tasfast Service'.
ANL YARRUNGA 9996 gross tons, 8525 net, 13760 dwt. Lbd: 147.9 x 23.25 x 8.5 metres. Single screw, diesel engine making 19.5 knots. Containership built Jinling, Nanjing China as the Karin Rambow for Wilfried Rambow KG, Hamburg. Of this concern as of 21st October 2005. On the Australia- New Zealand service
ANL ESCORT IDNo: 7819369 Year: 1980 Name: NEPTUNE JADE Launch Date: 18.2.80 Type: Containership Date of completion: 5.80 Flag: SGP Keel: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tons: 30281 Link: 1431 DWT: 38438 Yard No: 2689 Length overall: 231.0 Ship Design: LPP: 216.0 Country of build: JPN Beam: 32.3 Builder: Ishikawajima-Harima Material of build: Location of yard: Kure Number of screws/Mchy/ Speed(kn): 1D-23 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Owner as Completed: Naval or paramilitary marking : A: * End: 2008 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Subsequent History: [1981 Lg 260.3/245.2m, 35553gt/47841dw] - 84 PRESIDENT EISENHOWER - 98 APL EMERALD - 05 CMA CGM CAROLINA - 06 ANL ESCORT Disposal Data: BU Chittagong 14.12.08 Was on the Asian run
ANL AUSTRALIA 37,410 gross tons, 47326 dwt. Lb: 233 x 32 metres. Single screw, diesel engine. 18.5 knots. on8913681 Container ship built by Samsung SB & H.I. Co. Ltd., Koje for ANL, indirectly, with book owners being Australian Mutual Provident Society. ASP Management appointed managers. 2001 owned by Rendsburgh Pty Ltd, renamed OOCL Australia under Australian flag. 2002 renamed ANL Australia under Bahamas registry. Still in service on the Asian run


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ANL WARRINGA
2007-
ANL WINDARRA
2007
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ANL WARRINGA 39906 gross tons, 50629 dwt. Lb: 260.6 x 32.3 metres. on9324837 Container ship built as Vicky Rickmers for Maugold Nav Ltd, Majuro, (Rickmers as main owner) by Dalian Group, China. Single screw, diesel engine making 24.5 knots. 2007 of CMA - CGM management and renamed ANL Warringa. Operates on the Asian run
ANL WINDARRA 41482 gross tons, 52000 dwt. Lb: 263.3 x 32.3 metres. on9324849 Container ship built as Maja Rickmers for Bradda Nav Ltd, Majuro, (Rickmers as main owner) by Dalian Group, China. Single screw, diesel engine making 24.5 knots. 2007 of CMA - CGM management and renamed ANL Windarra. Operates on the Asian run


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