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Name Official number Flag IMO
MONS CALPE  191960  GBR  5239797 
Year built Date launched Date completed
1954  04/05/1954  08/1954 
Vessel type Vessel description
Ferry Passenger-Vehicle  Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon   485 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1991 grt / 704 nrt / 272.7 ft  48.2 ft  14.1 ft   
Engine builder British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow
Engine detail
Twin M7cy 340x570mm 2620bhp 16kn 2scr 

First owner First port of register Registration date
H. M. Bland & Co. Line Ltd., Gibraltar  Gibraltar   
Other names
1986 CITY OF LIMASSOL - 1987 IGOUMENITSA EXPRESS - 1987 HELLENIC SPIRIT - 1988 LILY T. - 1991 AFRIKIA - 1992 AFRICA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1965 reg. London
1966 Marland Shipping & Trading Co Ltd, Nassau
1970 Bland (Jersey) Ltd., Nassau
1970 Marland Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd., Nassau
1985 Bland Line Ltd., Gibraltar - reg Gibraltar
1986 A Karras, Cyprus - reg Limassol
1987 Virgo Shipping Co. Ltd. - reg Colombo
1988 Santa Fe Shipping Co. Ltd., Malta - reg Valletta
1991 General National Maritime Transport Co., Tripoli, Libya - reg Tripoli
1992 Government of Mozambique (Ministry of Transport & Communications), Maputo - reg Maputo 
Vessel history
1964 modified on Clyde 
Remarks
1954 capacity 581 passengers, 78 cars 
End year Fate / Status
1997  Condemned  
Disposal Detail
09/1997 condemned, lying damaged and part-sunk in Maputo port area. 
 

 



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