M/V LUCIE DELMAS - Ro/Ro - IMO 7704590 - Length 197 m - 16,997 tons
M/V LAURA DELMAS - IMO 7704605 - Ro/Ro - Length 196 m - 17,294t
These two Ro/Ro container ships with a capacity of 1 328 TEU and 4600 m - 2 of rolling space cleared with a quarter stern ramp, were delivered respectively in May 1979 and December 1978 to the Dutch group Nedlloyd by Verolme based in Rozenburg (Rotterdam) under the names NEDLLOYD ROTTERDAM and NEDLLOYD ROCHESTER.
Assigned to various services of Nedlloyd’s worldwide network, they begun their career between the United-States and the Middle East and finished by connecting New Zealand with South East Asia. Acquired in 1996 by English company OT Africa Line (OTAL) operating specially on the
North Europe – African Occidental Coast line, they became the English
KINTAMPO and KAGORO (
KINTAMPO becoming TOWADA
for external business in 1997/1998). Both ships passed under French control in 1999 following OTAL’s acquisition by Bolloré group and continued to sail towards Africa. In 2002, they are
renamed LAURA DELMAS
and LUCIE DELMASunder the flag of Hong Kong, then of Bahamas’ in year 2005,
during which Delmas has been acquired by CMA CGM.
LUCIE (ex-LUCIE DELMAS) arrived at Chittagong on July the 19th for scrapping and ELMAS (ex-
LAURA DELMAS) at Alang on July the 17th.