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Photo Details
Photographer:steve barron [View profile]Title:SMS KARTANEGARAAdded:Feb 26, 2017
Captured:January 29, 2017IMO:6524773Hits:2,020
Photo Category: Ferries
Ex Prinses Margriet. Still alive and running on the Sunda Strait, Merak (Java) to Bakauheni (Sumatra)
Vessel Identification
Name:Sms Karta Negara
Former name(s):
- Gonj Zhu 5 (Until 2002 Nov)
- Princess (Until 2002)
- Prinses Margriet (Until 1996)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:4,457 tons
Summer DWT:673 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Surabaja
Build year:1964
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (9)

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Hans-Jürgen Bletz on Feb 27, 2017 11:41 (1 year ago)
Nice to see this old lady again. I saw her and her sisters PRINSES BEATRIX and PRINSES IRENE at Breeskens in the late 70s. At this time the reserve ferry was KONINGIN JULIANA.
rd77 on Feb 27, 2017 10:09 (1 year ago)
Thanks for the export spotting Kyle, I knew there had to be a way to tell them apart!
steve barron on Feb 27, 2017 07:56 (1 year ago)
Thanks for the correction. IMO updated
Kyle Stubbs on Feb 26, 2017 16:46 (1 year ago)
PRINSES MARGRIET had the four vent ducts at the topside of the car deck, PRINSES BEATRIX did not. That alone pinpoints that the IMO should be 6524773 for the ex-MARGRIET. BEATRIX was renamed MU PING, then scrapped in China c.2003.
rd77 on Feb 26, 2017 14:59 (1 year ago)
According to most records she is the ex-PRINSES MARGRIET (IMO 624773) by the way.
rd77 on Feb 26, 2017 14:58 (1 year ago)
Wow she still exists! Nice catch!
husni ibrahim nasution on Feb 26, 2017 13:46 (1 year ago)
Thanks again..3-4 hours in normal condition fm Merak to Bekauheni
steve barron on Feb 26, 2017 13:39 (1 year ago)
Yes, picture taken in Bakauheni, Sumatra. Lots of old ferries, mostly Japanese but a few European
husni ibrahim nasution on Feb 26, 2017 13:28 (1 year ago)
Hi..thanks this photo.btw,are you in Sunda strait when took this?last month i plan visit that place for spotting but sea condition swell i heard..rgds
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