FEDERAL BERGEN - Hong Kong       Call sign - VRVK6     IMO number - 8306797     Owner - MISC, Malaysia

Location - Sailing northbound in the Welland Canal at Port Weller, Ontario, Canada     Photograph Date - 22 June 2002
Photographer - Jeff Cameron     Added to archive - 27 Mar 2003     Last updated - 27 Mar 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - March 1983
  Keel laid - December 1983
  Launched - March 1984
  Delivered - June 1984

  (a) High Peak - Japan (????)
  (b) High Peak - Panama (1990)
  (c) Federal Bergen - Norway (1992)
  (d) Thunder Bay - Norway (1993)
  (e) Federal Bergen - Norway (1997)
  (f) Federal Bergan - Hong Kong

  As of March 2003 Federal Bergen was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk carrier
  Gross tonnage - 16,983
  Net tonnage - 10,888
  Deadweight tonnage - 29,159
  L.O.A. - 180.09 meters
  L.B.P. - 170.01 meters
  Width overall - 23.11 meters
  Width moulded - 23.13 meters
  Draught - 10.651 meters
  Depth - 14.51 meters
  Number of cargo holds - 6
  Number of hatch covers - 6
  Cargo hold capacity - 34,018 cubic meters
  Cargo handling cranes - 5 (25 tonne)
  Strengthened for carrying heavy cargoes

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Hakodate Dock Co. Ltd.
  Country - Muroran, Japan
  Hull number - 723
  Engine builder - Hitachi Zosen - Sakurajima Works
  Country - Osaka, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - B&W L60MCE diesel
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Horsepower - 9,500 bhp or 6,988 kW
  Speed - 14.25 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - none
  Steering gear - Standard rudder

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..


** December 1998 Federal Bergen was apparently involved in some kind of accident (details ??)
** February 1999 she was back in service


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

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