CHIJIN - Panama       Call sign - DZQE     IMO number - 8123054     Owner - Chijin Shipping SA, Japan (Kambara Kisen Co. Ltd., Japan - manager)

Location - Photographed while she was underway in the Fraser River at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada     Photograph Date - 29 July 2003
Photographer - Rick Garcia     Added to archive - 17 Dec 2003     Last updated - 17 Dec 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - July 1981
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - May 1982
  Delivered - July 1982
  Construction cost - unknown

  (a) Chijin Maru - Japan (1986)
  (b) Chijin - Philipines (1996)
  (a) Chijin - Panama

  As of December 2003 Chijin was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Vehicle carrier - ro/ro
  Gross tonnage - 29,889
  Net tonnage - 12,582
  Deadweight tonnage - 8,967
  L.O.A. - 176.00 meters (576'11")
  L.B.P. - 166.02 meters (544'3")
  Width overall - 27.01 meters (88'5")
  Width moulded - 27.01 meters (88'5")
  Draught - 8.205 meters (26'11")
  Depth - 11.92 meters (39'1")
  Side ramps - 2 (port and starboard)
  Dimensions - 18 meters x 4 meters
  Stern ramp - 22 meters x 4.5 meters
  Vehicle capacity - 3,196 automobiles
  Number of decks - 10

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Tsuneishi Zosen K.K.
  Country - Numakuma, Japan
  Hull number - 497
  Engine builder - Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company Ltd.
  Country - Tamano, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - B&W (model 8L55GFCA) diesel
  Horsepower - 12,000 bhp or 8,827 kW
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Heavy fuel capacity - 1,654 tonnes
  Diesel oil capacity - 200 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 36.5 tonnes/day
  Speed - 17.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Steering gear - 1 standard rudder
  Bow thuster - 1 (? hp)

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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