Marasia's ensigh by A. Mantilla


Artico by T. Diedrich
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.

Tabora - Photo supplied by J.J. Alcaraz
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.

Artico by T. Diedrich
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

Artico by T. Diedrich
The previous photos were shot at Santander, and the next at Barcelona.

Artico by A. Mantilla
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.

Artico by A. Assiego
This photo was shot leaving the port of Málaga.

Christmas Eve at Buenaventura
This, with all the Officers, was shot at Buenaventura (Colombia) on Christmas Eve 1977.

Photo supplied by J.J. Alcaraz
This photo was shot on 1977.

Photo supplied by J.J. Alcaraz
When berthed at Guayaquil other ship maneouvering collided with the Artico, damaging the hospital area with her forecastle.

Made by J.J. Alcaraz
This drawing shows the CO2 fire fighting system protecting all holds, engine room, etc. We can also see the layout of holds and tweendecks.

Artico by J.J. Alcaraz
This and the next photos are showing one of the frequent crossing of the Panama Canal.
Artico by F. Bodelón

Artico by J.J. Alcaraz
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.
Artico by J.J. Alcaraz

Artico by J.J. Alcaraz
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).

Artico por J.J. Alcaraz
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.

Artico by J.J. Alcaraz
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.
Artico by F. Bodelón

Tabora model - Hamburg Museum

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