FORWARD 3 - Panama       Call sign - P3LW9     IMO number - 9119995     Owner - Mi-Das Line

Location - Photographed while she was lying at anchor at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada     Photograph Date - 19 November 2000    
Photographer - Robert Etchell - Willem VanMaanen's collection     Added to archive - 16 Feb 2003     Last updated - 19 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - December 1994
  Keel laid - January 1996
  Launched - March 1996
  Delivered - May 1996

  (a) Forward 3 - Panama (2002)
  (b) Mathios - Cyprus

  Mathios was still operational as of Feb 2003

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk Carrier
  Gross tonnage - 27,011
  Net tonnage - 16,011
  Deadweight tonnage - 46,678
  L.O.A. - 189.80 meters
  L.B.P. - 181.00 meters
  Width overall - 31.00 meters
  Width moulded - 31.00 meters
  Draught - 11.60 meters
  Depth - 16.50 meters

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company Ltd.
  Country - Tamano, Japan
  Hull number - 1426
  Engine builder - Mitsui Eng. & SB Co. Ltd., Tamano
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - B&W 6S50MC diesel
  Horsepower - 11,110 bhp (8,171 kW)
  Speed - 14.5 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

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

* Owned by Mi-Das Line from 1995 until 2002
* Forward 3 was originally managed by Doun Kaisen Co. Ltd., Japan and chartered by Sanko Line, Tokyo, Japan
* Fitted with 4, 30 tonne cranes and her hull is strengthened for heavy cargoes
* Since October of 2002 she has been owned by Mykonos Shipping Co. Ltd., Greece and managed by Mathmyr Shipping co. Ltd.

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

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