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IMO 7627950

GRT: 6,862
Dwt: 3,410
Length overall: 122.94
Beam: 21.4
Draught: 4,76
Built: 1977
Builders: Ishikawajima Ship & Chemical Plant Co., Tokyo
Engines: 2 x Oil 12 cylinders. 7,200bhp by Pielstick
Service speed: 15 knots

Name History:
Launched as Admiral Caribe
Delivered as Admiral Nigeria
1979: Admiral Caribe
1982: Saint Remy
1986: Duke Of Anglia
1990: Maersk Anglia
2000: Maersk Kent
2001: Kent
2010: Ken for delivery voyage to breakers.

Bought by Strait Shipping early in 2001, and departed Tilbury on 4 March 2001 for Dublin. There she was drydocked and repainted before sailing for Wellington where she arrived on 12 May. She entered service shortly thereafter between Wellington and Picton, taking over on the Wellington - Nelson service when Suilven was sold.
In January 2007 Napier was added to the schedule and Tauranga also received a few calls. On the withdrawal of Pacifica's Spirit Of Competition, Lyttelton was called at twice a week, later reduced to one call. On occasion, she was chartered by the various Motorhome companies to transfer Motorhomes from Lyttelton to Auckland.
Kent proved herself to be a versatile ship with a capacity of 1,100 lane metres or 200 TEU including 64 reefer points. Changing circumstances on the NZ coastal trade saw her withdrawn in 2010 and she was broken up at Mumbai on 2 June 2010.