CHANNEL DRAGON - Nassau, Bahamas       Call sign - C6IJ7     IMO number - 8818946     Owner - Shinobu Shipping Co. Ltd.

Location - Photographed while she was underway off Europoort, Holland     Photograph Date - 30 August 2000
Photographer - Wim Van Noort     Added to archive - 20 Mar 2003     Last updated - 22 Mar 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - November 1988
  Keel laid - April 1989
  Launched - 29 July 1989
  Delivered - January 1990

  (a) Channel Dragon - Bahamas

  As of March 2003 Channel Dragon was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Crude oil tanker
  Gross tonnage - 51,972
  Net tonnage - 29,506
  Deadweight tonnage - 96,759
  L.O.A. - 232.04 meters
  L.B.P. - 222.06 meters
  Width overall - 42.02 meters
  Width moulded - 42.00 meters
  Draught - 14.03 meters
  Depth - 20.30 meters
  Number of cargo tanks - 8
  Number of cargo pumps - 4 (7,500 t/hr)
  Tank volume - 115,386 cubic meters
  Discharge hose handling cranes - 1

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd. - Oppama Shipyard
  Country - Yokosuka, Japan
  Hull number - 1161
  Engine builder - Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.
  Country - Tamashima, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer 6RTA62 diesel
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Horsepower - 10,400 bhp or 7,649 kW
  Speed - 15.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch (1/1990)
  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..


** Channel Dragon has been owned by Shinobu Shipping Co. Ltd. since her construction and managed through the same time by Lundqvist Rederiema, Finland


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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