BAY TRADER - Kingstown, St. Vincent       Call sign - J8TU4     IMO number - 8311027
Owner/Manager - International Consulting & Management Ltd. (Arpa Shipping B.V., Netherlands - manager)
Operator - MC Shipping, Monaco

Location - Bay Trader was photographed while she was underway off Holland     Photograph Date - 4 August 2004
Photographer - Willem VanMaanen     Added to archive - 25 October 2004     Last updated - 25 October 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - March 1980
  Keel laid - January 1980
  Launched - July 1980
  Delivered - October 1980

  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Union Arrow - Ireland (7/1992)
  (b) Medunion - Gibraltar (3/1995)
  (c) Medunion - St. Vincent (5/1995)
  (d) Silvia - Italy (10/1997)
  (e) Medbay - St. Vincent (11/2000)
  (f) Bay Trader - St. Vincent

  As of October 2004 Bay Trader was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk carrier
  Gross tonnage - 1,055
  Net tonnage - 517
  Deadweight tonnage - 1,570
  L.O.A. - 70.01 meters ( 229' 8.5" )
  L.B.P. - 66.63 meters ( 218' 7.5" )
  Width overall - 11.26 meters ( 36' 11.5" )
  Width moulded - 11.21 meters ( 68' 9" )
  Draught - 3.537 meters ( 11' 7" )
  Depth - 4.42 meters ( 14' 6" )
  Number of cargo holds - 1
  Number of hatch covers - 1
  Cargo hold volume - 1,870 cubic meters

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - J.G. Hitzler Schiffswerft u. Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
  Country - Lauenburg, West Germany
  Hull number - 765
  Engine builder - Krupp MaK Maschinenbau GmbH
  Country - Kiel, Germany
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - MaK (model 6M331AK) 6-cyl diesel engine
  Horsepower - 999 bhp or 734 kW
  Maximum RPM - 750
  Fuel - Diesel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - unknown
  Rate of consumption - unknown
  Speed - 11.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - unknown

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..


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