P 642 - Bulk Carrier

Hebei Ocean Shipping Co Ltd (HOSCO)

Length Height Weight Packaging
8.2 in (20.8 cm) 1.05 in (2.7 cm) 169 gm (5.95 oz) Window Box

This is the Tri-ang Minic Ships model of a bulk carrier in the livery of Hebei Ocean Shipping Co Ltd (HOSCO) who operate a fleet of 21 bulk carriers transporting coal, iron ore, and grain.

The casting is based on a 100,000+ deadweight ton Capesize Bulk Carrier, with a cargo capacity of approximately 110,000 cubic metres, similar to a series of ships built by Oshima Shipbuilding Co Ltd of Oshima, Japan and Imabari Shipbuilding Co Ltd of Saijo, Japan.

The model is marked on the underside with the Tri-ang Minic logo, "Modern Edition", model number P 640 and the description Bulk Carrier.

MV Hebei Tanshan at Amsterdam in 2012
Photograph courtesy of Mr H de Carpentier, Netherlands

MV Hebei Zhangjiakou outbound from Newcastle, NSW Australia in 2012
Photograph courtesy of B R Reef, Australia