World Achilles ON 356551
21384 gross, 13977 net, 37635 deadweight.
6cyl 12000 BHP Polish built 2SA RD Sulzer
15 knot burning 38.5 tonnes/day 34 crew
British designed but Greek built BC35 class bulk carriers.
No 2 of 19 with the majority of which were built for Niarchos family ownership.
7 holds of which 2,4 and 6 were permitted to be empty when carrying ore cargoes.
1973 Completed by Hellenic shipyards in Greece (Yard number 1081).
1974 Sold to BHP and registered in Hong Kong and renamed Iron Cumberland.
1986 Sold to Glenara Ltd of Hong Kong and renamed Cumberlande
1987 Lost 26 miles north east of the Pitcairn Island group
when carrying Ferro manganese from Bell Bay
and concentrates from Newcastle to New Orleans.
Ship started taken water in No. 1 and 2 holds
and after pumping for two days the ship was abandoned.
After 27 hours in the lifeboats
the 27 crew were picked up by the British container ship Act 5 and taken to Auckland.