GARDENIA ACE - Panama       Call sign - H8TA     IMO number - 7927415     Owner - Ky Shipping (Panama) SA

Location - Photographed while she was underway at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada     Photograph Date - 9 February 2002
Photographer - Rob Brown courtesy Rene Beauchamp     Added to archive - 23 Mar 2003     Last updated - 27 Mar 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - October 1979
  Keel laid - October 1979
  Launched - December 1979
  Delivered - April 1980

  (a) Garnet Ace - Panama (1989)
  (b) Gardenia Ace - Japan (1991)
  (c) Gardenia Ace - Panama

  As of March 2003 Gardenia Ace was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Vehicle carrier / Roro
  Gross tonnage - 28,567
  Net tonnage - 8,748
  Deadweight tonnage - 12,917
  L.O.A. - 174.81 meters
  L.B.P. - 164.42 meters
  Width overall - 26.83 meters
  Width moulded - 26.81 meters
  Draught - 8.017 meters
  Depth - 9.89 meters
  Number of vehicle decks -
  Automobile capacity - 3,150
  Ramps - 2 side ramps
  Cargo handling cranes 2 (15 tonne)

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Shin Yamamoto Zosensho K.K.
  Country - Kochi, Japan
  Hull number - 250
  Engine builder - Ishikawajima Heavy Industries
  Country - Aioi, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Semt-Pielstick 16PC2-5V400 diesel
  Fuel - heavy oil & diesel oil
  Horsepower - 13,600 bhp or 10,002 kW
  Speed - 17.8 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed 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..


** August 1999 suffered some kind of accident however no additional details are known. She was back in service by September of 1999


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

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