FEDERAL MATANE - Bergen, Norway        Call sign - LAEJ5     IMO number - 8319392     Owner - A/S Nordenfjeldske, Norway

Location - St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada - Photographed while she was sailing southbound in the Welland Canal above lock 3     Photograph Date - 1993
Photographer - Willem VanMaanen     Added to archive - 14 Feb 2003     Last updated - 14 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid -
  Launched - June 1984
  Delivered - September 1984

  (a) Lake Shidaka - Panama (1991)
  (b) Consensus Atlantic - Norway (1991)
  (c) Federal Matane - Norway (1995)
  (d) Federal Matane - Malta (1997)
  (e) Matane - Malta (1997)
  (f) Spar OpalSpar Opal - Norway

  As of February 2003 she was still operational under the name Spar Opal

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk carrier - iron ore strengthened
  Gross tonnage - 16,861
  Net tonnage - 9,254
  Deadweight tonnage - 28,215
  L.O.A. - 178.21 meters
  L.B.P. - 167.20 meters
  Width overall - 23.11 meters
  Width moulded - 23.05 meters
  Draught - 10.58 meters
  Depth - 14.75 meters

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Naikai Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd.
  Country - Setoda, Japan
  Hull number - 490
  Engine builder - Hitachi Zosen - Hiroshima Works, Innoshima, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - B&W 6L50MC diesel
  Horsepower - 6,355 kW or 8,460 bhp
  Speed - 14 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - unknown

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

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

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