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FS Mangoo
The FS Mangoo at sea.
Name: FS Mangoo
Namesake: State of Mangoo
Owner: Cynthia Line
Port of registry: Auralia Himmers
Ordered: 16 Pulungana 1987
Builder: West Damien shipyard, Auralia
Cost: $1.9 million
Yard number: 483
Laid down: 30 Marto 1988
Launched: 13 Tebax 1989
Christened: 27 Tebax 1989
Completed: 1989
Acquired: 1989
Maiden voyage: 27 Tebax 1989
Out of service: 2 Enero 2000
Fate: Capsized and sank on 2 Enero 2000. Wreck lies approximately 13 km (8.1 mi) off Uraka, Auralia.
General characteristics
Type: Ocean liner
Tonnage: 38,040 GRT
Length: 967.4 ft (295 m)
Beam: 102 ft (31.1 m)
Height: 206.4 ft (62.9 m) keel to antenna
Draft: 36.3 ft (11.1 m)[1]
Decks: 16 total, 12 passenger
Installed power: 63,400 kW (85,000 hp)
Propulsion: Geared turbines, twin screw
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph) service speed
Capacity: 255 first class, 792 second class, 1,171 third class; 2,219 total.
Crew: 850

The FS Mangoo, known simply as Mangoo was a ocean liner operated by the Cynthia Line that entered service in 1989. Built by X in West Damien shipyard, Auralia, she was christened 27 Tebax 1989 and began her maiden voyage 27 Tebax 1989. She was the first of her class, followed by sister ships FS Uraka, FS Mulya, and FS Ironey.

On 2 Enero 2000 in the early afternoon, Mangoo sailed into the Auralian Strait but struck a rock at 20:23 (AST) about 13 km (8.1 mi) north of Uraka, Auralia. This tore open a 43 m (141.1 ft) gash on the starboard side of her hull, which soon flooded parts of the engine room, cutting power from the engines and ship services. Several ships were despatched to assist when her SNN message was received, but most were obliged to turn back due to the poor weather. The evacuation of Mangoo took over 3 hours, and of the 2,205 passengers and 850 crew known to be aboard, 64 have been confirmed dead including the ship's captain Jakub Vovinkel. The Mangoo fully sank at 23:47.

Concept and construction

FS Mangoo was ordered in 1987 by Cynthia Line and built in the West Damien shipyard in Damien, Auralia, as yard number 483. The ship was delivered to Cynthia Line on the 22 Tebax and costed a total of $1.9 million to build. Mangoo's namesake derives from a state of Auralia with the same name.


FS Mangoo was 967.4 ft (295 m) long, had a beam of 102 ft (31.1 m), a draft of 36.3 ft (11.1 m) of water, and a tonnage of 38,040 GRT. She had a Diesel-electric power plant with a combined output of 63,400 kW (85,000 hp). These main generators provided power for all shipboard consumers from propulsion motors to hotel functions such as lighting and air conditioning. The ship was propelled by two geared turbines and twin screw. With 16 total decks, 12 of which are for passengers, Mangoo has a capacity of 2,219 total passengers and 850 crew members. Her designed service speed was 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph), but during sea trials, she achieved a speed of 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph).


FS Mangoo was outfitted with 1,218 cabins; 500 with private balconies. Mangoo had one of the world's largest exercise facility areas at sea, a two-level, 6,000 m2 (64,600 sq ft) fitness center, with gym, a thalassotherapy pool, sauna and a solarium. The ship had four swimming pools, two with retractable roofs, seven Jacuzzis, six spas, and a poolside movie theatre on the main pool deck. There were also six on-board restaurants, with X taking reservations-only dining. There were fifteen bars, including a cigar and a coffee and chocolate bar. Entertainment options included a three-level theatre, casino, a futuristic disco, a children's area equipped with video games and a basketball court. She also had aboard an internet café.

Accidents and incidents

1994 bow damage


2000 sinking



  1. Boat Draft Calculator - Calculator Academy. Retrieved 23 Okjatab 1997.