South Pacific Shipping
Start a New Topic 

Owners: Partenreederei m.s. "Rangiora"
Operator: South Pacific Shipping 1995 - 1998

GRT: 3,784
Net: 1,820
Dwt: 5,189
Length overall: 99.50 m
Beam: 17.23 m
Draught: 6.501 m
Built: 1984
Builders: Heinrich Brand Schiffswerft G.m.b. H. & Co. K.G., Oldenburg
Holds: 1
Hatches: 1 52.2 x 13.2m
TEU: 350
Engines: Oil 4SA 6Cy. 450 x 550 with flexible couplings & sr geared to screw shaft. 3,400bhp by MaK
Service speed: 14 knots

Names History:
As built: Weser Guide
1984: Zim Kingston
1988: Weser Guide
1994: Nedlloyd Trinidad
1995: Rangiora
1998: Waddens
1999: Capitaine Bligh
2000: Southern Man
2001: Waddens
2002: UAFL Express
2010: Waddens

Rangiora was the last ship to enter service with SPS and was taken over in Trinidad on 17 April 1995. On her delivery voyage, she brought a cargo of grain from New Orleans to Melbourne where she arrived on 31 May 1995.
She ran alongside Rangitata on the Southern Service and had recently switched to the Melbourne Shuttle when SPS collapsed on 19 February 1998. She was at sea at the time and berthed at Auckland on 20 February where she was immediately arrested. She was laid up alongside Ranginui and was joined by Takitimu on 26 March after that ship was allowed to move from Tauranga to Auckland. They made quite a sight - three ships triple-banked at Princes Wharf.


As from 7 June 2018, her new owners are Med Sea Trading Ltd. of Constanta, Romania and renamed Juhaynna under the Togo flag. She is under the management of Spania Trading Ltd., Constanta.