The ship was built by Kurushima Dockyard Co. Ltd in Japan under hull number 2065 and delivered in May 1979. In 1985 the ship was extended.
After several renaming, owner and flag changes, it drove under the Moroccan flag from 2002.
The ship had four masts, each with two cargo booms , each of which could lift three tons. Two of the loading booms could operate one of the four hatches. The propulsion of the ship was carried out by a four-stroke - six-cylinder - Diesel engine manufacturer's Hanshin Diesel Works in Akashi , Japan (type: 6LU54).
On August 4, 2003, the United Malika , coming from Las Palmas , ran aground with a load of fish on board on the beach of Cap Blanc , near Nouadhibou . The 17-man crew was rescued by the Mauritanian Navy and the cargo was also salvaged. After the attempt to salvage the United Malika failed, it was counted in the nearby Nouadhibou Ship Cemetery and was a popular destination. The exact whereabouts of the ship is unclear after it was at least partially cannibalized by Malian scrap dealers. It has probably been completely scrapped since the United Malika can no longer be seen on satellite images.
Ship data , Stichting Maritiem-Historische Databank