Marine Services Company Limited

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Marine Services Company Limited
Industry Shipping
Predecessors Tanzania Railways Corporation Marine Division
Founded 1997[1]
Headquarters Mwanza, Tanzania
Number of locations Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Malawi
Area served inland ports in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia
Key people Mr. A.F. Mchauru, General Manager[2]
Services Scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services[1]
Owners Tanzanian Government (100%)
Website Marine Services Company Limited

Marine Services Company Limited is a Tanzanian company that operates ferries, cargo ships and tankers on Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Malawi.[1] MSC was the Marine Division of the Tanzania Railways Corporation until 1997.[1] The company's head office is at the former TRC building in Mwanza on Lake Victoria. It has branch offices in Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika and Kyela on Lake Malawi.[3]

Fleet[edit]

MSC's most numerous fleet is on Lake Victoria.[1] It includes the ferry and former Royal Mail Ship MV Victoria,[4] train ferry MV Umoja[5] and cargo and passenger ship MV Serengeti.[6]

MSC's fleet on Lake Tanganyika includes the ferries MV Liemba[7] (formerly the Imperial German Navy's SMS Graf von Goetzen) and MV Mwongozo.[8]

MSC's ferry on Lake Malawi is MV Songea.[9]

MSC's livery appears to be the same as TRC's predecessor the East African Railways and Harbours Corporation: white hull above the waterline, white superstructure and buff funnel.[1] The hull below the waterline appears to be dark red.[1]

References[edit]

MV Liemba on Lake Tanganyika
  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Home". Marine Services Company Limited. Marine Services Company Limited. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Profile". Marine Services Company Limited. Marine Services Company Limited. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Contacts". Marine Services Company Limited. Marine Services Company Limited. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "MV. Victoria". Vessels. Marine Services Company Limited. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "MV. Umoja". Vessels. Marine Services Company Limited. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "MV. Serengeti". Vessels. Marine Services Company Limited. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "MV. Liemba". Vessels. Marine Services Company Limited. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "MV. Mwongozo". Vessels. Marine Services Company Limited. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "MV. Songea". Vessels. Marine Services Company Limited. Retrieved 26 June 2011.