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Name Official number Flag IMO
ILALA       
Year built Date launched Date completed
1951  shipped   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Ferry  Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
Yarrow & Co. Ltd., Glasgow   1917 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
620 grt /  / 622 tons disp. 172.0 ft  30.6 ft  11 ft 0 in mld  7 ft 6 in (mean) 
Engine builder Crossley Brothers Ltd., Manchester
Engine detail
2 x Screw. 2 sets Crossley HRL5 Diesel engines.
2 four bladed propellers speed 12 knots 850HP. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Nyasaland Railways     
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
Lake Nyasa Passenger ferry 368 passengers (Second ship of the name)
LBP 160 ft 0 in. Draft 6.1 ft fwd - 8.6 ft aft. 
Remarks
1949 shipped out.Taken by rail from Beira to Chipoka on Lake Nyasa, and launched at Monkey Bay.
2010 Operated by the government owned Malawi Lake Services but :-
1. She is likely to be privatised.
2. Being single hulled she may be decommissioned. 
End year Fate / Status
  In Service  
Disposal Detail
Reported in July 2014 that she continues in service on Lake Malawi, sailing weekly from Chipoka to Chilumba with 9 calls en route (source, Cruising Monthly) 
 

 



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