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Cypriot heavy-lift ship 'Starman' of 1974
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No: 22513   Contributor: David T. Jackson   Year: 1975   Manufacturer: Brooke Marine, Lowestoft, United Kingdom   Country: New Zealand
Cypriot heavy-lift ship 'Starman' of 1974

Famagusta-registered heavy-lift ship "Starman" (2,550 tons gross, built 1974 by Brooke Marine, Lowestoft), owned by Starman Ltd. (a joint venture between Blue Star Line of London & Robert M. Sloman of Hamburg), arriving at Auckland, New Zealand, in January 1975. She is carrying 2 new patrol boats for the R.N.Z. Navy, the "Rotoiti" (see photo 6536 on the Your Boat website) & "Pukaki" (both also built by Brooke Marine). In 1977 she was renamed "Starman America" under the British flag. In 1982 she was sold to Caribbean Heavy Lift N.V., Netherlands Antilles & (in 2002?) passed to Superpesa Industrial of Brazil, being renamed "Star of America". In 2005 she was on charter to the Brasilian Kaiser brewery company, operating on promotional cruises, but I can find no reference to her after that.
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