ANADOLU EGE - Istanbul, Turkey       Call sign - TCVU    IMO number - 7386374    Owner - Anadolu Group, Turkey

Location - Discharging a cargo of steel products at the T.W.T. docks in Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A. (Lake Erie)     Photograph Date - 1987
Photographer - Jim Hoffman     Added to archive - 3 Feb 2003     Last updated - 13 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid - January 1974
  Launched - 4 May 1974
  Delivered - November 1974

  (a) Spanish Wasa - England (1978)
  (b) Annalock - Liberia (1983)
  (c) Annalee - flag ? (1983)
  (d) Anadolu Ege - Turkey (1987)
  (e) Anadolu Iki - Turkey (1992)
  (f) Anadolu 2 - Turkey (1992)
  (g) Haci Hasan B - Turkey (1994)
  (h) Log - Turkey (1994)
  (i) Hasan B. - Turkey (1997)
  (j) Pira - Turkey

  As of Feb 2003 she was still operational as Pira

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk carrier - Iron ore strengthened
  Gross tonnage - 15,829
  Net tonnage - 9,513
  Deadweight tonnage - 26,923
  L.O.A. - 182.84 m
  L.B.P. - 171.69 m
  Width overall - 22.48 m
  Width moulded - 22.42 m
  Draught - 10.55 m
  Depth - 14.20 m

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA) - Factoria de Sevilla
  Country - Sevilla, Spain
  Hull number - V178
  Engine builder - Astilleros Espanoles S.A. - Sestao Works - Bilbao, Spain
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type -Sulzer 7RND68 diesel
  Horsepower - 11,550 bhp
  Speed - 16 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - unknown

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, managers, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions welcomed

* The name Anadolu Ege when translated into English spells Anatolian Aegean
* Owner 1974 - 1983 - Whithill, Cole & Company, Bristol, United Kingdom
* Owner 1983 - 1992 - Adadolu Group, Turkey
* Owner 1992 - 1997 - Bursalioglu Group, Turkey
* Owner 1997 onwards - Piraziz Denizcilik Ticaret, Turkey then Halk Finansal Kiralama, Turkey

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society

Contributions also by - Ilhan Kermen, Turkey

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