BELLUS - Monrovia, Liberia       Call sign - ELOF8     IMO number - 9035632
Owner - Wah Kwong, Hong Kong (Eico (Liberia) Ltd.)     Operator/charterer - J. Lauritzen Tankers, Denmark

Location - Bellus was photographed while she was underway at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Photograph Date - 5 October 1992     Photographer - Rick Garcia    Added to archive - 8 Jan 2004     Last updated - 8 Jan 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - July 1991
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - August 1991
  Delivered - January 1992
  Construction cost - unknown

  (a) Bellus - Liberia (9 Feb 2001)
  (b) Port Arthur - Panama

  As of January 2004 Port Arthur was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Oil products tanker
  Gross tonnage - 25,750
  Net tonnage - 8,707
  Deadweight tonnage - 40,200
  L.O.A. - 181.61 meters (595'4")
  L.B.P. - 172.00 meters (563'10")
  Width overall - 30.00 meters (98'4")
  Width moulded - 30.00 meters (98'4")
  Draught - 11.50 meters (37'8")
  Depth - 18.40 meters (60'4")
  Number of cargo tanks - 8
  Volume of cargo tanks - 51,443 m3
  Number of cargo pumps - 4
  Maximum discharge rate - 3,800 tonnes/hr
  Hose handling derrick - 1 (5T)
  Cargo tanks fitted with heating coils

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Imabari Zosen
  Country - Marugame, Japan
  Hull number - 1193
  Engine builder - Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
  Country - Tamano, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - B&W (model 5S60MC) 5-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 8,729 bhp or 6,421 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 108.12 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 1,445.73 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 28.5 tonnes/day
  Speed - 14.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Steering gear - 1 standard rudder
  Bow thuster - none
  Generators - 3 x 360kW 450V 60Hz a.c.

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..


**


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

Click Here for information about purchasing copies of these pictures

This website is best viewed with a screen resolution of 1152 x 864         Email - Jeff Cameron, Canada