Manila on 13th February 2016. Photo: Nigel Lawrence

An interesting array of shipping in Manila on 13th February 2016.

In the foreground is the freighter Apollo Lynux of Chun An Shipping. Behind her are three Philippine Governement vessels, the Presidential Yacht Ang Pangulo, the search and rescue vessel Pampamga the buoy tender Corregidor. In the backgound is the container ship Cape Mahon of Columbia Ship Management.

The 6,290gt Apollo Lynux was built in 1994 by Higaki at Imabari as the Apollo Satu. She joined Chun An in 2004 and in 2018 she was acquired by Xiamen Xinfeng Shipping and renamed Ming Xiang Da 8. In 2022 she became Rich Lucky 13 of Rich Lucky Star Shipping, Hong Kong.


The 2,200gt Ang Pangulo was built in 1959 by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries of Tokyo.

The 540gt Pampanga was built in 2003 by Tenix Defence Shipbuilders in Australia. She is one of the four San Juan class of four SAR vessels for the Philippine Coast Guard.

The 732grt Corregidor was built in 1998 by Niigata Engineering at Tokyo.

The 28,007gt Cape Mahon was built in 2007 by Aker MTW at Wismar as the CSAV Teno, becoming Cape Mahon in 2009. In 2021 she joined TS Lines and was renamed TS Dalian.

Photo: Nigel Lawrence


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