P 643 - Bulk Carrier

Sanko Line

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 Sanko Line who operate a fleet of 70 bulk carriers. Sanko's capesize vessels are mainly employed in transporting iron ore and coal under long term contracts with Japanese & European steel mills and Australian mining companies.

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 Sanko Spark in front of Berendrechtlock, Antwerp in 2009
Photograph courtesy of Marie-Anne, Netherlands

MV Sanko Spark discharging ore, Dunkerque-Est - France in 2006
Photograph courtesy of Robert Fournier, France