She was built as Rio Umia for Naviera Compostela. She was the first vessel built at Astano in El Ferrol (Spain) with more than 100 meters lenght. She had two engines MAN M9V40/46, which were belonging before to the German submarine U-167 (type IX), sank by British planes on 05/04/1943 close to Canary Islands.
All the vessel data, consolidated by J.J. Alcaraz
On this photo she was in Port Said (Egypt), on August 1965, waiting for transiting the Suez Canal.
The ship was sailing during one year (1962) with these engines, but the perfomance was very poor and when was bought by Marasia and renamed Indico, on 1964, the main engine was already changed to one Burmeister & Wain engine with 2,870 HP, and the full loaded vessel was getting 12 knots in good sea conditions.
Her main specifications were:
Length 105.9 mtr Beam 14.8 mtr Depth 9.25 mtr Draft 6.41 mtr
1,483 NRT 3,169 GRT 7,165 MT Displacement 4,358 MT Load 5,010 DWT
Propulsion: Diesel engine Burmeister & Wain - 2,780 HP - 5 Cylinders x 500 mm bore x 900 mm stroke
Consumption: 14 MT/day gasoil
2 Auxiliary engines MTM - 200 KW - 220 VCC
Bunker capacity: 350 MT
Sea trail speed: 14 knots
On these photos can be seen the Engine Room
This photo was shot in Durban (South Africa). Her usual trips were for many years to West and/or East Africa.
The three previous photos were shot at Santander, and the next at Capetown (South Africa).
On 1981 was sold to a Turkish company and was renamed as Dico under Panamá flag. On 1984 was sold again and flagged in United Arabs Emirates and renamed World Hope. She was scrapped in the same year.
To remember the old times, not too many years ago, when the life at sea was completely different I have included three pages with very interesting photos.