This vessel was built on 1965 in Germany, by Deutsche Werft, for the Deustche Oost-Africa Linien, as Tabora, and was bought by Marasia on 1974 and renamed Artico.
On this photo is with that name and that company funnel. She had two sister ships: Talana and Tabeta. They had capacity for 12 passengers in nice cabins decorated in different colours.
Her main specifications were:
Length 155.9 mtr Beam 20.53 mtr Depth 12.1 mtr Draft 9.2 mtr
5,952 NRT 9,684 GRT 13,550 DWT
Propulsion: Diesel engine MAN - 9.600 HP - 6 Cylinders x 780 mm bore x 1550 mm stroke
Sea trial speed: 18.5 knots
Reefer space: 727 cubic meters
Loading devices: 1 Derrick of 150 MT for hold 3
1 derrick of 70 MT for hold 2
16 derriks of 5 MT for holds 1, 2, 3, 4 y 5
The previous photos were shot at Santander, and the next at Barcelona.
She was sold on August 1983 to Cenargo Ltd., to be anchored at Fackland Islands as support for the construction of an airport, and was registered in Bermudes as Merchant Providence.
Later was called Provide, till 1987 when was registered in Saint Vicent and Grenadines as Sagres. On July 1988 arrived to Gadani Beach (Pakistan) to be scrapped.
This photo was shot leaving the port of Málaga.
This, with all the Officers, was shot at Buenaventura (Colombia) on Christmas Eve 1977.
This photo was shot on 1977.
When berthed at Guayaquil other ship maneouvering collided with the Artico, damaging the hospital area with her forecastle.
This drawing shows the CO2 fire fighting system protecting all holds, engine room, etc. We can also see the layout of holds and tweendecks.
This and the next photos are showing one of the frequent crossing of the Panama Canal.
On 1976 carried a sugar cargo from Cienfuegos (Cuba) to Santander (España). On this is arriving at Cienfuegos, and the next loading the sugar in bulk.
Here are two Deck Officers, Javier Ayala and J.J. Alcaraz, and Romy, the wife of Javier. Maybe was at Buenaventura (Colombia) or Guayaquil (Ecuador).
An important item was the "botijo", because there was not cold water fountains. And change the place where it was hanging depending on the sun position.
This nice view shows the deck wing and the rainbow in the background. And other view from the Bridge close to Cartagena (Spain), with two war ships crossing the bow.