CIELO DI VALENCIA - Port Louis, Mauritius       Call sign - LAUZ5     IMO number - 8619065     Owner - Jahre Dahl Bergesen AS, Norway

Location - Photographed while she was underway at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada     Photograph Date - 23 May 2001
Photographer - Ron Brown courtesy Rene Beauchamp     Added to archive - 22 Mar 2003     Last updated - 27 Mar 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - December 1986
  Keel laid - February 1987
  Launched - May 1987
  Delivered - November 1987

  (a) Norasia Mubarak - United Arab Emirates (10/1994)
  (b) Cast Lynx - Mauritius (9/1999)
  (c) Lynx - Mauritius (9/2000)
  (d) Cielo di Valencia - Mauritius (7/2002)
  (e) MSC Parana - Sandefjord, Norway

  As of March 2003 MSC Parana was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Container ship
  Gross tonnage - 23,761
  Net tonnage - 12,306
  Deadweight tonnage - 34,380
  L.O.A. - 201.53 meters
  L.B.P. - 190.02 meters
  Width overall - 28.45 meters
  Width moulded - 28.41 meters
  Draught - 10.996meters
  Depth - 15.52 meters
  Number of cargo holds - 5
  Number of hatch covers - 10
  Container capacity - 2,097 TEU
  Containers in cargo holds - 952 TEU
  Containers on deck - 1,145 TEU
  Reefer capacity - 100 TEU
  TEU - Twenty foot Equivalent Unit
  Cargo handling cranes - 3 (40 tonnes)
  Fixed container guides in cargo holds

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG
  Country - Kiel, Germany
  Hull number - 229
  Engine builder - Hyundai Engine & Machinery Co. Ltd.
  Country - Ulsan, South Korea
  Number of engines - 2
  Engine type - Sulzer 6RTA62 diesels
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Horsepower - 14,070 bhp or 10,348 kW
  Speed - 17 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 ? hp
  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 so that she can navigate in light ice conditions
** Since July of 2002 MSC Parana has been owned by Jahre Dahl Bergesen AS, Norway (Jaya-Tds Shipping Ltd.), managed by Jahre-Wallem AS, Norway and was under charter to the Mediterranean Shipping Corporation, Switzerland


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