Length overall: 236' 4"
Beam: 37' 2"
Built: 1962 completed December
Builders: Pacific Islands Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Hong Kong
Holds: 2 (68', 69')
Hatches: 2 (each 48' x 16')
Derricks: 8 plus 1 heavy lift.
Engine: Oils 4SA 6Cy. 400 x 600mm. 1,200bhp by D. & J. Boot "De Industrie", Alphen.
Speed: 11-12 knots
Dec 1962: Completed by builders for Northern Steam Ship Co., Auckland
25 Jan 1963: Arrived at Auckland from Rabaul.
1 Feb 1963: Sailed for Bluff on her first coastal voyage
20 Dec 1973: Sold to Horizon Maritime (Pty) Ltd., Singapore and renamed Bonawind.
1982: Sold to Concorde Marine Pte Ltd., Singapore and renamed Concorde Angel.
1986: Sold to Mekong Trading S.A., Panama and renamed Mekong Express. Traded between Vietnam and Singapore.
1996: Sold to Juin Hong Shipping Inc., Panama.
12 Jan 2007: Foundered off southern Tien Gang Province, Vietnam.
Awanui spent most of her life under Northern SS ownership trading between Onehunga and South Island ports. In early 1972, she was adapted for use as a grain carrier, trading from South island grain ports (Lyttelton, Timaru, Oamaru, Bluff) and North Island ports (Auckland, Tauranga, Wanganui). Her last cargo was wheat from Bluff (sailed 13 December 1973) to Auckland where she arrived 17 December.
Sailed from Auckland as Bonawind 28 December 1973 for Noumea.