DARYA KAMAL - Hong Kong       Call sign - VRGR     IMO number - 8010752     Owner - Kishinchand Chellaram Maritime Agencies Ltd.

Location - Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Sailing westbound about to enter the St. Lawrence Seaway     Photograph Date - 29 August 2000
Photographer - Rene Beauchamp - (Willem VanMaanen's collection)     Added to archive - 4 Feb 2003     Last updated - 14 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid - Summer 1980
  Launched - December 1980
  Delivered - April 1981

  (a) Darya Kamal - Hong Kong (2000)
  (b) Rio Glory - Malta

  Still in operation as of Feb 2003

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk carrier - strengthened for heavy cargoes
  Gross tonnage - 17,716
  Net tonnage - 10,500
  Deadweight tonnage - 30,910
  L.O.A. - 188.17 meters
  L.B.P. - 181.31 meters
  Width overall - 23.17 meters
  Width moulded - 23.11 meters
  Draught - 10.66 meters
  Depth - 14.51 meters

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Sunderland Shipbuilders Ltd.
  Country - Deptford, Sunderland, England
  Hull number - D860
  Engine builder - Clark Hawthorn Ltd., Newcastle
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer 5RND76M diesel
  Horsepower - 12,000
  Speed - 15 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

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

* 1981 to 9/2000 - Owned by Kishinchand Chellaram Maritime Agencies Ltd., Hong Kong (Quadrant Shipping Ltd., manager)
* 9/2000 to 1/2002 - Owned by Genesis Seatrading, Greece
* Since early in 2002 she has been owned by undisclosed Greek interests with a front name of Chester Maritime Ltd., Greece

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society

Contributions also by - Jay Thomson

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