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PIPELAY VESSEL: Polynesian purchased PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 00:00

The 2003-built Capitaine Wallis will take over the services of Polynesian The shareholders of Polynesian Shipping Line (PSL) have elected to sell the South Pacific company, a subsidiary of Petroleum Products Supplies Limited of Apia, Samoa, to Australia’s Neptune Pacific Line. PSL was formed in 2005 to provide transport services to the Polynesian island of Samoa and was later expanded to carry traffic between Australia and New Zealand and Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.

Its original ship was the 3,200dwt Thor Hanne, but this vessel was replaced by Matua, and then the larger Matua II prior to the chartering of the company’s last vessel, the 5,642dwt Ratstor, in 2006. Since 2011, and following mechanical problems with Ratstor, PSL has used chartered slots on other firms’ ships to maintain its services. These will now be undertaken by Neptune Pacific Line’s Capitaine Wallis (2003), Capitaine Tasman (2001), Scarlett Lucy (1993) and the grain carrier Capitaine Cook. JS

November's mystery ship PDF Print E-mail

mystery ship

This month’s mystery ship was supplied by Mr M. Stevenson, of Tockington, Bristol, who wrote: ‘My grandfather, a ship’s captain in the early 1900s, may have been involved with this ship, possibly around Japan. Unfortunately I don’t have much information on his seagoing service, so I wondered if any reader could supply more information about the vessel.’ So can anyone help? What is the name of the ship? Where was the photo taken? Did she have a long career and who was she operated by?




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