Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Vehicles carrier COUGAR ACE alongside at Autoport,Halifax,N.S. on 1 October 2012.
Vessel type: Ro-ro/Vehicles carrier.
IMO No: 9057375
Build year: 1993
Build Yard: Shin Kurushima Toyohashi Shipbuilding,Toyohashi, Japan.
Gross tonnage: 55,328 tons DWT: 18,922 tons.
Length: 200 m, Beam: 33 m, Draught: 8.1 m.
Owner: New Asian Shipping
Hong Kong, China
Manager: New Asian Shipping
Flag: Singapore
Call Sign:9VKE
Notable History:
Car carrier "Cougar Ace" abandoned 200 miles south of Adak island in the Bering Sea. All 23 crewmen rescued by United States Coast Guard and Alaska National Guard helicopters. Vessel loaded with over 5,000 Japanese cars bound for Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
This occured July 2006
Subsequently righted from an incredible list and salvaged,none the worse off evidently. Cars must have been write offs!.

1 comment:

  1. The Cars were apparently fine, though Mazda was concerend there may have been issues in the future due to them spending a prolonged time at an angle.

    They agreed with their insurance company to destroy them all.