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SHIP NAME: Petingo KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
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PACIFIC BRIDGE was built in 1967 by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries at Aio with a tonnage of 44795grt, a length of 810ft 3in, a beam of 105ft 5in and a service speed of 15 knots. A Panamax bulk carrier ordered by Bibby Line Ltd in 1965 for the Seabridge Consortium she was launched on 27th October 1966 and delivered in January 1967. With an unmanned engine room she could carry ore provided holds 2 and 8 remained empty. In 1974 she was replaced by the Canadian Bridge, transferred from Bibby Line Ltd to Bibby Freighters Ltd and sold to Anthemis Shipping Co. of Monrovia who renamed her Petingo. She was subsequently transferred to Greek registry. In 1980 she was sold to Yick Fung Shipping and Enterprises Co. of Panama and, eight years later, to Petingo Maritime Ltd. of Vanuatu, retaining her name in both cases. On 30th June 1990, after loading iron ore at Saldhana Bay for China, she suffered heavy weather damage to her No.3 hatch which collapsed into the hold when 400 miles south of Durban, South Africa. Two days later off Richards Bay and down by the head her master sought permission to enter Port Durnford but, as she was too deep, was refused and sent to Durban. There, because of the risk of blocking the port, he was instructed to wait 50 miles off shore until the crew of 40 could be taken off. Further down by the head and only 5 miles off shore the captain, who was on his last voyage before retirement, ordered the engines to be shut down. On 3rd July the ship drifted ashore 4.5 miles from Durnford Point where she broke into four pieces and was lost. As a result, there was an argument at the way the ship had been denied a safe refuge.


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Sank off Richards Bay, South Africa after sustaining heavy weather damage.


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Foundered. No 3 C/H hold flooded in July 1990.

No 3 hold flooded and subsequently sank. Ore loaded.


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Ship was loaded with iron ore, Saldanha Bay to China.