BELUGA OBSESSION - Valetta, Malta       Call sign - 9HFX5     IMO number - 8121367
Owner - Beluga Obsession Shipping Ltd.     Manager - Beluga Shipping GmbH, Germany

Location - Beluga Obsession was photographed while sailing upbound in the Welland Canal at St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Photograph Date - 31 May 1999     Photographer - Jeff Cameron     Added to archive - 15 June 1999     Last updated - 11 January 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - August 1981
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - 23 October 1982
  Delivered - 11 November 1982

  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Lindeborg - Holland (1996)
  (b) Linden - Malta (1999)
  (c) Beluga Obsession - Malta (2002)
  (d) Beluga Obsession - Antigua (3/2003)
  (e) Leander - Antigua (7/2003)
  (f) Arkaim-5 - Cambodia

  As of March 2003 Arkaim-5 was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo ship
  Gross tonnage - 3,222
  Net tonnage - 1,743
  Deadweight tonnage - 5,327
  L.O.A. - 82.38 meters (270'0.5")
  L.B.P. - 74.53 meters (244'4")
  Width overall - 15.83 meters (51'11")
  Width moulded - 15.41 meters (50'6")
  Draught - 7.46 meters (24'5.5")
  Depth - 9.00 meters (29'6")
  Cargo holds - 1
  Hatch covers - 1
  Volume of cargo hold - 5,889 m3
  Tween decks - 1 (aft of engine room)
  Container capacity - 146 TEU (20')
  Cargo handling cranes - 2 (16 tonne)

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Nieuwe Noord Nederlandse Scheepswereven B.V.
  Country - Groningen, the Netherlands
  Hull number - 403
  Engine builder - Oy Wartsila Ab
  Country - ???, Finland
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Wartsila (model 6R32) 6-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 2,786 bhp or 2,049 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil and heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 103.5 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 237.0 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 9.5 tonnes/day
  Speed - 11.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 (? hp)
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - 1 x 205kW, 2 x 180kW 380V 50Hz a.c.

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

* 11 November 1982 she was completed for Linde Lloyd B.V., Holland and bareboat chartered to Wagenborg Scheepvaart B.V., Delfzijl, Holland as Lindeborg
* Her hull is strengthened for navigation through light ice conditions
* 5 December 1995 she was sold to Pelmar Shipping AB of Valetta, Malta and renamed Linden
* February 1999 she was sold to Beluga Obsession Shipping Ltd., Malta (Beluga Shipping GmbH, Germany manager) and renamed Beluga Obsession
* March 2002 her owner was recorded as Beluga Shipping GmbH & Company KG 'Beluga Obsession, Germany and her registry was changed from Valetta, Malta to Elsfleth, Germany (Antigua flag)
* 28 February 2003 she was renamed Leander while she was in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
* In July of 2003 Leander was sold to Tenera Ltd. (Joint Venture Arkaim, Russia - manager), renamed Arkaim-5 and re-registered out of Phnom-Penh, Cambodia

Information sources - Marine News - The World Ship Society, Lloyds registers & Fairplay Internet Ship Register
Additional information - Alex van Rheenen, Mr. B. van Rheenen - Holland & Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada

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