BULK SAPPHIRE - Limassol, Cyprus       Call sign - P3MZ7     IMO number - 8404836     Owner - Adler Shipping Co. Ltd.

Location - Photographed while underway off Waalsorden, Holland     Photograph Date - 26 June 2002
Photographer - Wim Van Noort     Added to archive - 20 Mar 2003     Last updated - 22 Mar 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - December 1982
  Keel laid - September 1983
  Launched - January 1984
  Delivered - June 1984

  (a) Hong Qi 206 - China (1997)
  (b) Bulk Sapphire - Cyprus

  As of March 2003 Bulk Sapphire was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo & bulk carrier
  Gross tonnage - 12,549
  Net tonnage - 5,934
  Deadweight tonnage - 17,136
  L.O.A. - 163.00 meters
  L.B.P. - 153.00 meters
  Width overall -
  Width moulded - 22.00 meters
  Draught - 9.50 meters
  Depth - 13.00 meters
  Number of cargo holds - 5
  Number of hatch covers - 5
  Container capacity - none
  Reefer container capacity - none
  Cargo handling cranes - 10 (8 tonne)

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Jiangnan Shipyard
  Country - Shanghai, China
  Hull number - 2143
  Engine builder - Maschinenbau Augsburg-Nuernberg (MAN)
  Country - West Germany
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer 5RND68M diesel
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Horsepower - 9,000 bhp or 6,619 kW
  Speed - 15 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed 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..


** Her hull is strengthened to facilitate the loading of heavy or dense bulk cargoes
** May 1997 a new fixed pitch propeller was installed. It was built at the Jiangnan Shipyard in China and designed for 165 rpm
** 2003 Bulk Sapphire is owned by Adler Shipping Co. Ltd., Greece (Pacific & Atlantic Corporation)


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

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