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Name: SWAZI COAST
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 1963
Completed: 01/12/1963
Builder: Clelands Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 269
Dimensions: 866grt, 387nrt, 173.7 x 36.9 x 10.5ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SA, 6cyl (250 x 420mm), 960bhp
Engines by: British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 350337
History:
12/1963 Thesenís Steamship Co Ltd, Cape Town
1967 Renamed SWAZI
1982 Warren Marine Pty Ltd, Cape Town; renamed CALYPSO
1984 Calypso Panama SA, Panama; renamed CALYPSO I
1988 Zoumis Brothers, Valletta; renamed JASON CAPE
1997 Blue Bell Maritime SA, Panama; renamed CHELSEA JEAN
2004 Renamed SPRING 3
2007 New Horizon Trading Ltd, Chisinau, Moldovia; renamed SPRINT
Comments: 1971: Converted to part tanker, 986gt, 1239dwt
1984: Converted to dredger, 917gt
10/2013: Still in service


Above photos copyright of the Ship Society of South Africa