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Name: MEDIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/06/1963
Completed: 10/1963
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 612
Dimensions: 5586grt, 2658nrt, 436.9 X 60.3 X 24.7ft
Engines: Oil engine, Sulzer type, 2SA, 7cyl (680 x 1250mm), 7594bhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie (Engineers) Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 16.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 303887
History:
10/1963 Cunard Steam Ship Co Ltd, Liverpool
1971 Western Australian Coastal Shipping Commission, Fremantle
1971 Renamed BEROONA
1978 Seaforth Investment Trust Inc, Piraeus; renamed PALM TRADER
07/1987 Sank
Comments: 13/10/1983: On fire at Bandar Abbas, became a constructive total loss
Subsequently abandoned
07/1987: Capsized and sank at Larak Island


Above photo as MEDIA is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as MEDIA is copyright of Malcom Cranfield

Above photo as MEDIA is copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as BEROONA is copyright of the Don Ross Collection

Above photo as BEROONA is copyright of John Kent

Above photo as PALM TRADER is copyright of Trevor Jones