Coastal Trader ZMSF

Phillippa Were, Coastal Trader
Radio Officer Phillippa (Pip) Were aboard Coastal Trader in 1977. Photo: P Were

Phillippa (Pip) Were (nee Reynolds) joined the ro-ro freighter Coastal Trader in 1974, the year after the ship was purchased by the New Zealand Shipping Corporation. Pip was the second woman to work as a ship’s radio officer in New Zealand, and you can read her story here.)

MV Coastal Trader Built in 1972 by Nystads Varv AB Nystad Finland as Sylvia for Oy Silja Line AB Åbo Finland
IMO Number: 7124269
Tonnage: brt / nrt / tdw – 2.499 / 871 / 2.100
Main Engine: 2x Wartsila-Pielstick 8PC2L, total 8.110 bhp
1973: Sold to Shipping Corporation of New Zeeland and renamed Costal Trader
1982: Lengthened by Jurong Shipyard Ltd Singapore.
1985: Sold to Aland Sea Activities Co, Panama
2000: Broken up at Aliga