FEDERAL RIDEAU - Hong Kong       Call sign - VRWG7     IMO number - 9200445     Owner - Fednav Pacific Ltd., Canada

Location - Photographed while she was anchored west of the Welland Canal on Lake Ontario, Canada     Photograph Date - 14 July 2002
Photographer - Jeff Cameron     Added to archive - 17 Sep 2001     Last updated - 27 March 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - 18 September 1997
  Keel laid - September 1999
  Launched - November 1999
  Delivered - January 2000

  (a) Federal Rideau - Hong Kong

  As of February 2003 she is still in service as Federal Rideau

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk Carrier
  Gross tonnage - 20,659
  Net tonnage - 12,019
  Deadweight tonnage - 36,563
  L.O.A. - 199.99 meters
  L.B.P. - 191.00 meters
  Width overall - 23.50 meters
  Width moulded -
  Draught - 10.68 meters
  Depth - 14.85 meters
  Number of cargo holds - 6
  Number of hatch covers - 6
  Cargo hold volume - 42,289 cubic meters
  Cargo handling cranes - 3 (30 tonne)

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Oshima Shipbuilding Company Ltd.
  Country - Oshima, Japan
  Hull number - 10,261
  Engine builder - Kawasaki, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - MAN B&W 6S46MC-C diesel
  Fuel - Heavy fuel & diesel oil
  Horsepower - 10,719 bhp or 7,883 kW
  Speed - 14 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 (? hp)
  Steering gear -

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

* As of February 2003 Federal Rideau was owned by Fednav International Ltd., Canada (Federal Pacific Ltd.) and she was managed by Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd., Hong Kong
* 7 May 2002 - Upbound in the St. Lawrence Seaway with oats for Toledo
* 4 August 2002 - Upbound in the St. Lawrence Seaway with steel products for Hamilton & Thunder Bay
* 17 September 2001 - Downbound in the Welland Canal loaded with 17,548 tons of steel slabs from Burns Harbor that was destined for China
* 21 October - Upbound in the St. Lawrence Seaway with steel products for Oshawa, Hamilton, Cleveland and Thunder Bay
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Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information - Rene Beauchamp - Montreal, Quebec & Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

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