APJ SHALIN - Mumbai, India       Call sign - VTNT     IMO number - 8030946     Owner - Surrendra Overseas Ltd.

Location - Photographed while underway at Europoort, Holland     Photograph Date - 17 August 2002
Photographer - Wim Van Noort     Added to archive - 19 Mar 2003     Last updated - 22 Mar 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - May 1981
  Keel laid - January 1985
  Launched - February 1986
  Delivered - January 1989

  (a) APJ Shalin - India

  As of March 2003 APJ Shalin was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk Carrier
  Gross tonnage - 41,699
  Net tonnage - 28,327
  Deadweight tonnage - 76,640
  L.O.A. - 245.91 meters
  L.B.P. - 236.46 meters
  Width overall - 32.24 meters
  Width moulded - 32.20 meters
  Draught - 13.82 meters
  Depth - 18.75 meters
  Number of cargo holds - 9
  Number of hatch covers - 9
  Container capacity (total) - none
  Reefer container capacity - none
  Cargo cranes - none

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Cochin Shipyard Ltd.
  Country - Cochin, India
  Hull number - 5
  Engine builder - Zaklady Przemyslu Metalowego im. H. Cegielskiego
  Country - Poznan, Poland
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer 6RND90M diesel
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Horsepower - 12,900 bhp or 9,487 kW
  Speed - 15.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - None
  Steering gear - Standard rudder

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - This section is open for all viewers to contribute any information about this ship that is known such as former owners, managers, charterers, accidents, conversions, drydockings, cargoes, voyages, sightings or ports of call etc..


** The hull for APJ Shalin was apparently built and launched at the Cochin Shipyard in India however the ship was not completed until 1989. This was presumably done at the Cochin yard as well
** Her hull is strengthened to carry heavy cargoes. Holds #2, 4, 6 & 8 can be empty
** APJ Shalin occasionally loads coal in Mobile, Alabama and once she discharged coal there from Columbia - (Courtesy C.J. Brustowicz)


Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information - Wojtek Tabaka - Poland & Frans Sanderse - Holland, Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada & Frans Sanderse - Holland

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