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Iron Baron (4)
Iron Chieftain (2)
Iron Dampier (2)
Iron Flinders (21)
Iron Gippsland
Iron Prince (3)
Iron Whyalla (2)
Iron Yandi
Tranztas Trader
Tasman Chief
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IRON GIPPSLAND

1989-2014

52,902 gross tons, 87,000 dwt. Lbd: 233 x 42.6 x 13 metres. Launched 1988, completed 1989 as built by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries in Kure, Japan for BHP Transport Ltd, Australia. Chartered out to BHP Petroleum as an Oil Tanker for their Australian-Asian shipments in 3 grades of Crude and dirty petroleum products. Regular to Shell terminals at Sydney and Geelong as well as services to Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, USA and Ecuador. 1996 sold, renamed Ocean Apex. 2014 renamed Apex and scrapped at Chittagong from March that year
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IRON BARON (4)

1985-95

21,975 gross tons, 12,358 net, 37, 557 dwt. Lbd: 188 x 28 x 15.42 metres. 14 knots. 1985 built as the Ocean Express a bulk carrier for Manatee Shipping Co, Panama. 1985 sold to Hibaya Enterprises, Japan. 1987 sold to Hikoki Kogyo KK, Japan. 1989 sold to Great Shipping, Panama renamed Irrawaddy. 1989 sold to Burma Nav Corp. 1990 sold to LS Shipping, Liberia and then chartered for 5 years to BHP. Placed upon most Australian coastal services. Stranded Hebe Reef Tasmania 10th July 1995, refloated, broke in two and scuttled 30 July 1995
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IRON FLINDERS (2)

1986-

1986 built as the Atinuke Abiola a cargo/container carrier for African Ocean Lines Ltd, Nigeria, 13380 gross tons 6802 net, 17373 dwt. Lbd: 158.07 x 23.09 x 13.42. Several owners and name changed until late 1990 when bareboat chartered by BHP for 5 years and renamed. Maiden charter voyage Sydney to Melbourne early 1991. Returned to owners end of charter and saw many more changes in owners as too ships name. December 2013 scrapped at Alang
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IRON DAMPIER (2)

1981-2009

16,288 gross tons Lbd: 178.21 x 22.94 x 14.03 metres. 1981 built as the 'Palapur' a bulk carrier for Halstead Shipping Corp, Inc, Liberia . November 1982 sold to China Navigation Co Ltd, London & renamed Kweilin. January 1992 bareboat chartered to BHP, refitted at Singapore & renamed from June 1992. Operated on the trans Tasman service. 1998 charter complete ship renamed Iron B. 2004 renamed Bao Long men for unknown owners. October 2009 scrapped at China
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IRON CHIEFTAIN (2)

1983-

1993 built as a bulk carrier, self discharging . 34422 gross tons, 50587 dwt. Lb: 202 x 32.3 metres. Single screw, diesel engined making 14 knots. Operates Gladstone - Port Kembla under CSL management. Australian flagged, Australian manned. July 2018 still in active service
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IRON YANDI

1996-

1996 built as a bulk carrier for Allco Shipping No. 1 Pty Ltd, registered Melbourne. (BHP). 82,306 gross tons, 169,963 dwt. Lb: 289.0 x 45.0 metres. Flag: Australian. Single screw, diesel engine making 14 knots. 2007 of Teekay Group. 2008 of Allco Motor Vessels No.1 Pty Ltd, Melbourne. 2012 owned by Lliedi Marine Services Corp, Bahamas and renamed Star Yandi. March 2015 scrapped at Gadani
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TRANZTAS TRADER

1988-

11982 gross tons, 14,245 dwt. Lbd: 156.85 x 22.86 x 8.58 metres. 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. 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. 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. More information sought
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TASMAN CHIEF

1995-

7,869 gross tons, 10.734 dwt. Lb: 130 x 22 metres. Container ship built by Miho Zosensho K.K., Shimizu as the Szechuan for China Navigation Co. Registered Hong Kong. 17 knots. 1996 renamed Kokopo Chief, same owners. 1999 renamed Tasman Chief under short term charter OR managed by BHP. 1999 returned to owners and renamed Szechuan. 1999 (again) renamed Thailand Star. 2001 renamed Maersk Nairobi. 2004 renamed Sylvette under English registry. After each charter resumed original name. Still in service (somewhere) as a small coastal type container vessel
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SEAKAP

1982-......

Originally - 4968 gross tons, 8161 dwt. Lb: 108.5 x 18.2 metres. Bulk carrier built by Miho at Shimizu for unknown owners (under British flag) as the Landguard Point. Single screw, diesel powered making 13.5 knots. 1986 renamed Mrs B.1987 renamed Biograd. 1991 renamed Seakap when owned by BHP Transport/Koppers Shipping. 1991 converted to chemical tanker, 5323 gross tons, 6706 dwt .
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>Non Australian flagged vessels nor Australian coastal operations instead - operating/operated distant shores port to port (except Seakap) Note Myself - See time chartered vessels BHP rare book at page 226
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CALIFORNIA CURRENT
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GULF CURRENT
1982-
HUMBOLDT CURRENT
1981-
SEAKAP
1982-
GULF CURRENT, HUMBOLDT CURRENT & SEAKAP images courtesy Mattmar Marine
CALIFORNIA CURRENT 16400 gross tons. 24113 dwt. Lb: 193.4 x 22.9 metres. Single screw. Diesel engine service speed 16.5 knots. Cargo vessel as built by Uljanik Pula, Yugoslavia as the Konkar Triaina for unknown owners, registered Greece. Several name changes since, 1985 Gacka. 1991 Golfo Di Venezia. 1992 Veruda until part of BHP Transport/Uljanik Ro Plovidba fleet as California Current. 1998 reverted to Veruda. 2004 Atlantic Express. Still in active service
GULF CURRENT BHP Transport/Uljanik
HUMBOLDT CURRENT 16400 gross tons, 24432 dwt. Lb: 193.2 x 23 metres. Steel cargo vessel built as the Konkar Thetis by Uljanik at Pula. Single screw, diesel engine making 16.5 knots. 1987 renamed Simo Matavulj. 1991 renamed Torm S P. 1993 renamed Humboldt Current under BHP Transport/Slobodna Plovidba
SEAKAP Originally - 4968 gross tons, 8161 dwt. Lb: 108.5 x 18.2 metres. Bulk carrier built by Miho at Shimizu for unknown owners (under British flag) as the Landguard Point. Single screw, diesel powered making 13.5 knots. 1986 renamed Mrs B.1987 renamed Biograd. 1991 renamed Seakap when owned by BHP Transport/Koppers Shipping. 1991 converted to chemical tanker, 5323 gross tons, 6706 dwt .



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