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'Fruity' Orange Star
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No: 12267   Contributor: Peter Beentjes   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Smith's Dock, South Bank, England, United Kingdom   Country: The Netherlands
'Fruity' Orange Star

Inbound for Amsterdam 25-10-2009
IMO number : 7342976
Name of ship : ORANGE STAR
Call Sign : ELFS7
Gross tonnage : 9981
Type of ship : Fruit Juice Tanker
Year of build : 1975
Flag : Liberia

See also picture #12266
Picture added on 28 October 2009 at 07:29
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Built as Andalucia Star at Smith's Dock, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Renamed Fife in 1984. Converted into a fruit juice carrier in 1987. Went to Indian shipbreakers in late 2010.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 06 January 2011.
One of five sister ships built for Blue Star line in the mid seventies the others were Afric Star, Almeria Star, Almeda Star and Avalona Star.Very attractive in the original house colours. The style of funnel was in keeping with former vessels and was rather unusual for the `stylish` seventies.Very nice vessels these. Smiths built a good relationship with Blue Star during this period and in fact won an order for two container ships which were called the New Zealand Star and The Australia Star, unfortunately they were built by the Haverton Hill yard which suffered poor industrial relations and the ships were completed late etc etc, and we all wonder why they now go to Korea and China.

Added by Graeme Myers on 21 April 2011.
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