FLORENTIA - Valetta, Malta       Call sign - 9HQD4     IMO number - 7615153
Owner - Oyster Maritime Ltd., Malta     Manager - Kollintzas Marine Company SA, Greece

Location - Florentia was photographed while she was sailing downbound in the Welland Canal approaching Thorold, Ontario, Canada
Photograph Date - 12 October 1997     Photographer - Jeff Cameron     Added to archive - 11 January 2004     Last updated - 11 January 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - February 1976
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - April 1977
  Delivered - June 1977
  Build price - unknown

  (a) Marilyn O - Singapore (1990)
  (b) Ashbury - Bahamas (1994)
  (c) Florentia - Malta (2000)
  (d) Lorence - Panama (12/2002)
  (e) Loren - Panama

  Sold for scrap in the summer of 2003
  Arrived at Alang, India during August
  Scrap price unknown

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Geared bulk carrier
  Gross tonnage - 15,686
  Net tonnage - 9,912
  Deadweight tonnage - 26,799
  L.O.A. - 177.03 meters (580'4")
  L.B.P. - 167.01 meters (547'5.5")
  Width overall - 22.97 meters (75'3.5")
  Width moulded - 22.92 meters (75'2")
  Draught - 10.408 meters (34'1.5")
  Depth - 14.51 meters (47'7")
  Number of cargo holds - 5
  Number of hatch covers - 5
  Volume of cargo holds - 32,580 m3
  Cargo cranes - 5 (15 tonnes)
  Strengthened for carrying heavy cargoes (iron ore)

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Namura Shipbuilding Company Ltd.
  Country - Imari, Japan
  Hull number - 825
  Engine builder - Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.
  Country - Tamashima, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - Sulzer (model 7RND68) diesel
  Horsepower - 10,400 bhp or 7,650 kW
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 154.0 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 2,037.0 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 35.0 tonnes/day
  Heating coils - fitted in bunker tanks
  Speed - 15.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Bow thuster - none
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Generators - 3 x 520kW

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..


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