FEDERAL VENTURE - Hong Kong       Call sign - VRXL7     IMO number - 8806852     Owner - Baffin Investments, Hong Kong

Location - Photographed while discharging sugar at Sorel, Quebec, Canada     Photograph Date - 5 January 2003
Photographer - Rene Beauchamp     Added to archive - 28 Feb 2003     Last updated - 8 Mar 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - April 1988
  Keel laid - May 1989
  Launched - July 1989
  Delivered - November 1989

  (a) Northern Venture - Bermuda (2002)
  (b) Federal Venture - Hong Kong

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

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk carrier (ore strengthened)
  Gross tonnage - 21,469
  Net tonnage - 11,529
  Deadweight tonnage - 36,445
  L.O.A. - 177.00 meters
  L.B.P. - 167.00 meters
  Width overall - 29.50 meters
  Width moulded - 29.50 meters
  Draught - 10.55 meters
  Depth - 14.90 meters
  Container capacity (on deck) - none
  Container capacity (in holds) - none
  Reefer container capacity - none

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Nippon Kokan K.K.
  Country - Tsu, Japan
  Hull number - 116
  Engine builder - Nippon Kokan K.K. - Tsurumi Works - Yokohama, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer 7RTA58 diesel
  Horsepower - 15,120 bhp or 11,120 kW
  Speed - 16 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none
  Cranes - none

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

* Northern Venture was owned by Alcan Shipping (Bermuda) Ltd., (Denholm Ship Management, Scotland, manager) from 1996 until 2001
* From 2001 until early in 2002 she was managed by Anglo-Eastern Management (UK) Ltd.
* FedNav International, Canada (Baffin Investments Ltd) purchased the ship early in 2002 and renamed it Federal Venture

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