DELIGHT - Valetta, Malta       Call sign - 9HEV7     IMO number - 9037290     Owner - Maks Shipping Ltd., Malta

Location - Photographed while lying at anchor on Lake Ontario off Port Weller piers, Ontario, Canada     Photograph Date - 10 August 2002
Photographer - Jeff Cameron     Added to archive - 23 Feb 2003     Last updated - 23 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - January 1999
  Keel laid - 10 December 1991
  Launched - 11 September 1995
  Delivered - 4 February 2002

  (a) Runcu - Unregistered (2002)
  (b) Delight - Malta

  As of February 2003 she is still in service as Delight

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk and general cargo
  Gross tonnage - 6,167
  Net tonnage - 3,146
  Deadweight tonnage - 9,850
  L.O.A. - 130.76 meters
  L.B.P. - 121.00 meters
  Width overall - 17.70 meters
  Width moulded -
  Draught - 8.10 meters
  Depth - 10.20 meters
  Container capacity - 900
  Reefer container capacity - none

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder Celiktekne Shipyard
  Country - Tusla, Turkey
  Hull number - 36
  Engine builder - Caterpillar
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - MaK diesel (model ?)
  Horsepower - 5,221 bhp or 3,840 kW
  Speed - 15 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - 1 bow thruster ?hp
  Cranes - 3 - ? tonne capacity

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

* Her hull was built possibly on speculation by the Damen Shipyard at Galatz, Romania and launched in September of 1995. It was presumably laid up thereafter awaiting a sale for completion
* In 2000 or 2001 a company based in Turkey (possibly Furtrans Shipping & Trading A.S.) purchased the hull and had it completed at the Celiktenke Shipyard at Tuzla, Turkey
* During February of 2002 she entered service as Delight
* 23 July 2002 she entered the St. Lawrence Seaway, Canada with steel products for Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information - Rene Beauchamp - Montreal, Quebec

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