1992 Custom 578 ft Baja Star

578 ft

This vessel is a passenger RORO built at the Mitsubishi Heavy Ind. LTD shipyard

Japan in 1992. Was operated between China and Korea, from October 2015 was owned

by Baja Ferries, S.A de C.V.

Last dry docking survey was carried out in October 2015 in China on compliance

Korean Register of Shipping rules.

Since April 2016 has been operated under Mexican flag between port of California

the vessel kept statutory certification according with IMO conventions, Solas,

Load Lines, Tonnage, ColReg, AFS.

Main Particulars

Vessel Name / Imo number Baja Star / 9035096

Former Names / Flag Ri Zhao Dong Fang / Panama

Flag / Call Sign Mexico / XCAY9

Vessel type Passenger Car Ferry

Building dates; Keel laid /launching /


Jan.22.1992 / Jun.12.1992 / Nov.12.1992

Builder; Mitsubishi Heavy Ind. LTD / Japan

Hull number; 962

GT / NT 24,946 / 7,484

Lenghts; Over all / Bp / Tonnage 170.00 / 158.00 / 162.65 mts

Beam / depth upper deck / summer draft 25.00 / 17.84 / 6.72 mts

Class society / class notation Korean Register / KRS1 Passenger Ship

Car Ferry Clean1 CDG

Main Engines; 2 – NKK SEMT Pielstick 14PC4-2V x

16,990 Kw (23,100 Ps) @ 400 RPM

Propulsion type; CPP propellers

Speed; maximum /service 27 Knots / 21 Knots

Diesel Generators; 3 – Yanmar Z280L 1,800 Ps @720 RPM

Shaft generators; 2 – 1,562 Kva

Bow thrusters; 2 – 1,110 Kw electric

Aft thruster; 1 – 1,110 Kw electric

Displacement / Lightship / DW 15,103 tons / 9,732 tons / 5,371 DW

Passenger Capacity; 705 pasenger + 60 crew

Cargo capacity; 2,091 MT or 1677 line meters

Owner; Baja Ferries, S.A de C.V.

Decks arrangement

Bridge deck; navigation bridge, crew accommodations, liferafts evacuation

A deck; Passenger cabins, restaurant, kitchen, lifeboats, evacuation meeting

B deck; Passenger cabins, lobby, passenger seats, fore and aft mooring fittings

C deck; Upper cargo deck, 708 line meters, 5.20 meters high.

D deck; Main cargo deck, 775 line meters, 5.20 meters high.

E deck; Garage car deck, 194 line meters, 3.90 meters high.

Tank top; Engine room, void spaces.

Tank capacities

IFO; 571.40 M3

MDO; 159.80 M3

Fresh Water; 413.30 M3

Ballast Water; 2,582.80 M3

Bridge Equipment

The vessel is suited by navigation and communications equipment for navigational

A1+A2+A3 as follow:

Equipment Brand

Magnetic compas Osaka Nunotani Seiki Co. LTD

Spare magnetic compas Osaka Nunotani Seiki Co. LTD

Gryro compas Tokimec

Gyro compas repeater Tokimec

Auto pilot Tokimec

Deep Sounder JRC

Steering angle indicator Tokimec

Radar 1 JRC

Radar 2 Furuno

GPS (2) Furuno

Automatic Indentification



Barometer Yanagi

Ship’s horn Yes

Log –

Ship’s bell Bronze

Search Light 2

LRIT Thrane & Thrane

BWNAS Ninglu

Indicador de paso Lips

VDR-S Rutter

ECDIS Headway Technology Co. LTD

Aldis lamp Shanshin Dengu

Gong 1

DSC VHF (2) 2 -JRC


INMARSAT C 2 – Thrane & Thrane


EGC Inmarsat C

VHF GMDSS (handheld) 3 – Saracom

EPIRB Safe Link /

Sart 2-Ocean Signal

VHF AM Air Icom

Life Saving Appliances

The vessel is suited by lifesaving appliances according with Solas convention
for 705

passengers and 60 crew as follow:

Life boats; 4 x 80 (320 tot) persons enclosed type Shenjiang Marine.

Life Rafts; 28 x 25 (700) personas overboard type Samgong SG-SR-25A

Marine Evacuation System; 3 x 250 persons Toyo Tire Rubber Type TSV-18

Life Rings; 2 MOB with light and smoke

7 with light

9 without attachemnts

Life vest; 860 adult (solas type)

88 child (solas type)

18 Infant (solas type)

Fast rescue boat; 6 persons FRP, Jiangyn Wolong

Parachute flares; 12 (Solas type)

Line throwing device; 4 (solas type)

Firefighting system and Appliances

The vessel is suited by firefighting system and appliances according with Solas

convention as a passenger car ferry as follow:

Fire main; 3 fire pumps 100 M3/Hr

40 fire hydrants 65 mm

15 fire hydrants 40 mm

34 fire hoses 65 mm x 20 mts with jet/spray nozzle

15 fire hoses 40 mm x 20 mts with jet/spray nozzle

Engine room fix system; CO2 – 115 x 45 Kg

Water mist local 85 Lt/min

Emergency Generator; CO2 – 2 x 45 Kg

Paint locker; CO2 + sprinkler

Galley; CO2

Cargo decks C&D; Drencher 500M3/ Hr

Accommodations; Pressurized sprinkler system 100M3/ Hr

Semi-portable; 1 x 40 Kg PQS, 1 x 45 lts Foam

8 x 20 lts foam applicators

Portable fire extinguishers; 151 x 9 lts foam

4 x 6.5 Kgs PQS

9 x 6.5 Kg CO2

Fire detection system; Bridge monitoring, from; engine room, cargo decks,


Remote ventilation stops; Upper deck and bridge.

Fireman outfits; 10 complete fireman outfit

10 SCUBA Kawasaki with 20 spare air bottles 1,200 lts

28 EEBD Kawasaki 600 lts


The vessel is suited by main and auxiliary machinery as follow:

Propulsion system; 2 – Pielstick 14PC4-2V, 23,100 Ps @400 RPM

Reduction UBE-HHS-134S/ 2.467:1

2 – CPP propellers 4 bladed Kamewa 4,800 diameter

Diesel Generators; 3 – Yanmar Z280L 1,800 Ps x 720 RPM

3 – Generators 1,342.26 Kw @720 rpm

Emergency generator; Daewoo AD126TIS 370 Ps @1800 rpm

Turbo chargers; 4 – IHI VTR564-11

Bow thrusters; 2 – 1,110 Kw Taio

Aft Thruster; 1– 1,110 Kw Taio

Steering system; 2 – Mitsubishi electrohydraulic SFC-50

Economizer; 2 – Gardelius type CPDB-30PT-18

Main air compressor; 2 – Teikoku Hamworty type 2TF5 200 M3 / Hr

Oil water separator; Sasakura 2.00 M3/Hr MEPC.107(49)

Deck Machinery

Anchors; 2 – 7 tons HHP

Anchor chain; 2 x 12 chuckles

Anchor winch; Electro hydraulic

Rebuilt jobs carried out in China 2015-2016

Navigation Bridge

1) Install 26 new toilets inside existing crew cabins

2) Create 12 new cabins with toilets for 23 crew members in the previous area of

room, common toilets and bath rooms

3) Create a new owner cabin inside previous radio station

4) Create a new officers mess room

5) Change all furniture’s in all crew cabins, crew mess room and officers mess

6) Repair all floors and renewed linoleum in all bridge deck floor and stairs

7) Changed carped in wheel house


1) Renewed and larged galley and coated walls and ceiling with new stainless
steel panels

2) Changed all kitchen appliance

3) Renewed all kitchen tiles

4) Modified previous karaoke area in dry food stock

5) Modified old hospital into petty room

6) Renewed complete floor in restaurant and disco

7) Renewed comple ceiling of restaurant and disco with stainless steel panels

8) Renewed all lights with leds type

9) Renewed all furnitures(chairs,tables and sofa)

10) Renewed the bar and install new appliances

11) Renewed 13 first class pax cabins and 2 vip and built 2 additional vip
cabins instead of vip

lounge space

12) Renewed all furnitures,carpet,lights and linoleum in stairs and corridors

13) Rebuilt all toilets and renewed all components

14) Created 3 new public toilets(ladies, men and handicap)

15) Upgrade of air conditioning, sprinkler system, fire detection system, public
address, gray

water, fresh water, black water and hot water line.


1) Renewed 10 existing pax cabins, renewed furnitures, renewd carpet, lights and
rebuilt toilet,

change all toilets components and tiles

2) Demolished the old dormitories without toilets and install 46 new
prefabricated cabins,

complete with toilets, furniture’s, carpet and lights

3) Renewed corridors, stairs and open space floor and install new linoleum

4) Renewed reception corridors and ceiling panels

5) Created 2 new corridors (aft/fwd) and 4 new (port/strbd)

6) Renewed all lights with leds type

7) Upgrade of air condition system, sprinkler system, gray water, fresh water,
hot water, pubblic

address and insulation


1) Demolition of tatami saloon, coomon toilets, common bathe rooms and common


2)Created 9 Pullman seats saloon and install 346 seats

3) Created 7 new public toilets,3 for ladies,2 for men and 2 for handicap

4) Create a new cafeteria/bar/shopping

5 Ccreated a new kid area

6) Ccreated a new lockers area

7) Renewed all walls and ceiling panels

8) Install 21 tv in the pulman seats saloon

9) Renewed complete insulation floor and linoleum included stairs

10) Upgrade of air condition system, sprinkler system, fire detection system,
pubblic address

system, gray water, fresh water, hot water and black water

11) Renewed walls and ceiling panels with stainless steel panels inside pax

Apollo Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat
is centrally listed by Zwaans International. It is offered as a convenience by
this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct
representation of a particular vessel

Vessel Year:
Engine Type:
Engine Mfg:
NKK SEMT Peilstick
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