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Date: after 1983
Overall: 667 x 1547 x 495 mm
Medium: Brass and paint on plastic (?)
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from TNT Limited
Object Name: Ship model
Object No: 00000454
Place Manufactured:Osaka

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    This ship model represents the bulk carrier MV TNT ALLTRANS at a scale of 1:50. It was made by Hitachi Shipbuilding in Osaka, Japan. This carrier played a role in the commercial trade of aluminia in Australia. It is a typical ship builder's model of the 1980s made from plastic instead of the traditional materials of the life size vessel.
    SignificanceThis ship model is representative of the bulk carrier TNT ALLTRANS and the commercial transportation of alumina in Australia and overseas.
    HistoryTNT ALLTRANS is a diesel bulk self discharging carrier built in 1983 by Hitachi Shipbuilding Osaka, Japan for the purpose of carrying alumina. It is owned by McIlwraith McEacharn Alltrans Melbourne and managed by ASP Ship Management Group Melbourne, Australia. It is used on the route from Gladstone, Queensland to Bluff, New Zealand and Bunbury, Western Australia to Bell Bay, Tasmania.

    On 25 March 1985 ALLTRANS grounded on the coast of Lady Musgrave Island as it travelled from Gladstone, Queensland to Bluff, New Zealand. The ship was refloated and repaired. ALLTRANS is currently (2009) operating for ASP Ship Management.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: Bulk carrier MV TNT ALLTRANS

    Web title: MV TNT ALLTRANS

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