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Australian bulker 'Australian Purpose' of 1977
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No: 23245   Contributor: David T. Jackson   Year: 1983   Manufacturer: Götaverken Arendal Ab, Sweden   Country: Japan
Australian bulker 'Australian Purpose' of 1977

Melbourne-registered bulk carrier "Australian Purpose" (122,600 deadweight tons, completed May 1977 by Götaverken Oresundsvarvet A.B., Landskrona), owned by Australian Purpose Ltd., Hong Kong, & operated by Australian National Line, discharging iron ore at Fukuyama, Japan, on 23rd August 1983. She was sold to Chinese interests in 1989 & renamed "Tao Yuan Hai" under the PRC flag. She sank in the southern Indian Ocean on 27th May 1990 after developing cracks in her hull 2 days earlier.
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Götaverken Arendal Ab, Sweden

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