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The first (and only) ship to be operated by New Zealand Coaster Services, out of which grew South Pacific Shipping.
She arrived on the coast in 1991 and ran initially between Onehunga, Lyttelton and Nelson with Wellington and Port Chalmers being added at later dates (although at different times). Hounded off the coastal run in 1993 by what was described by Managing Director Capt Ross Fast as unfair competition by New Zealand Rail. Renamed Rangikura, she was placed on the trans Tasman trade of South Pacific Shipping.

GRT: 2,481
Net: 1,463
Dwt: 3,932
Length overall: 86.21 m
Beam: 14.03 m
Draught: 4.871 m

Built: 1979
Builders: Heinrich Brand Schiffswerft G.m.b.H & Co. K.G., Oldenburg

Holds: 1
Hatches: 1
Cranes: 1 x 25 tons.
TEU capacity: 153

Engine: Oil 4SA 6 Cylinder 320 x 420 reduction geared to screw shaft. 1,998bhp by MaK.
Service speed: 13.5 knots

Former & subsequent Names:
As built: Christa Thielemann
1985: Tim Thielemann
1989: Universal Carrier
1990: Tim Thielemann
1991: Northern Transporter
1993: Rangikura
1997: Southern Queen

Fire and sank alongside at Chittagong 3 December 2000. Broken up around June 2001.