FLINTERDAM - Groningen, Netherlands       Call sign - PECR     IMO number - 9114725     Owner - C.V. Scheepvaartonderneming "Flinterdam", Netherlands

Location - Photographed while she was sailing southbound in the Welland Canal at St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada     Photograph Date - 14 April 1997    
Photographer - Capt. Charles Tully - Willem VanMaanen's collection     Added to archive - 16 Feb 2003     Last updated - 19 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - October 1994
  Keel laid - January 1995
  Launched - March 1995
  Delivered - April 1995

  (a) Flinterzijl - renamed before launch
  (b) Flinterdam - Netherlands

  Flinterdam was still operational as of Feb 2003

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk and General cargo
  Gross tonnage - 3,117
  Net tonnage - 1,744
  Deadweight tonnage - 4,506
  L.O.A. - 99.86 meters
  L.B.P. - 84.55 meters
  Width overall - 13.63 meters
  Width moulded - 13.60 meters
  Draught - 5.63 meters
  Depth - 7.20 meters

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - B.V. Scheepswerf "Ferus Smit"
  Country - Foxhol, Netherlands
  Hull number - 304
  Engine builder - Stork-Wartsila Diesel B.V., Zwolte, Netherlands
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - Stork-Wartsila 8SW280 diesel
  Horsepower - 3,263 bhp (2,400 kW)
  Speed - 13.2 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - Bow thruster ? hp

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

* Her hull had been designed and strengthened for navigation in light ice conditions in the North American Great Lakes
* Prior to her launch the name Flinterzijl was changed to Flinterdam so that the name Flinterzijl could be used on the subsequent ship which was under construction at Foxhol, Netherlands at the same time. Flinterdam was hull number 304 and Flinterzijl was hull number 305
* 16 March 1998 Flinterdam collided with the general cargo ship Baltic Carrier in the Kiel Canal, Germany and both ships suffered extensive damage. Baltic Carrier was enroute from Kotka, Finland, to Rochefort, France, with sawn timbers. Flinterdam's port bow struck Baltic Carriers' aft quarter just ahead of the wheelhouse and sliced into her accomodations structure. Baltic Carrier's engineroom began flooding with water so she was beached on the southern bank of the canal. She came to rest with about a 30 degree starboard list with her engine room, part of the accomodations and part of the cargo hold under water.
* Flinterdam remained afloat and later sailed for Rendsburg, Germany, where repairs were done
* 20 March 1998 - Baltic Carrier was re-floated with the assistance of the floating crane, Roland and she was moved a short distance to Rendsburg where temporary repairs were done. * For the first few years of her career Flinterdam operated for the Wagenborg Shipping BV, Holland before reverting to her present ownership C.V. Scheepvaartonderneming "Flinterdam", Netherlands (Flinter Groningen BV)

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

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