Flinterstar - Groningen, Netherlands


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The 2001/2002-built, 9,073-dwt, 6,650-grt, multi purpose crane ship Flinterstar is seen in this photograph while she was transiting upbound in the Welland Canal during the morning hours of December 6th, 2002. At the time this picture was taken she was sailing southbound in the canal just south of lock 3 which is located in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

She was built in the Netherlands as hull number 331 by the Ferus Smit Shipyard Co. Ltd. for Flinter Groningen B.V., Netherlands. Her keel was laid down during August of 2001, the nearly completed ship was launched on May 17th, 2002 and she entered sevice on July 15th, 2002 under the name Flinterstar. As a multi purpose ship Flinterstar is capable of carrying a wide variety of cargoes from containers and large project cargo modules to general cargo bulk loads like grain, magnesite ore or steel products. Photograph by Jeff Cameron.


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