IBN BATOUTA - Alger, Algeria       Call sign - 7TAN     IMO number - 7302902     Owner - S.N.T.M./C.N.A.N., Algeria

Location - Photographed while she was underway off Terneuzen, Holland     Photograph Date - 25 May 2002    
Photographer - Douglas Cromby     Added to archive - 17 Feb 2003     Last updated - 17 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid -
  Launched - December 1972
  Delivered - March 1973

  (a) Ibn Batouta - Algeria

  As of February 2003 she was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - general cargo ship
  Gross tonnage - 4,932
  Net tonnage - 3,307
  Deadweight tonnage - 7,435
  L.O.A. - 116.69 meters
  L.B.P. - 107.96 meters
  Width overall - 17.25 meters
  Width moulded - 17.20 meters
  Draught - 7.50 meters
  Depth - 9.89 meters

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Orenstein & Koppek AG
  Country - Lubeck, West Germany
  Hull number - 692
  Engine builder - Atlas-MaK Maschinenbau, Kiel, Germany
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - MaK 8M551AK diesel
  Horsepower - 4,000 bhp (2,942 kW)
  Speed - 15.5 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

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

* Her hull was strengthened so that she could carry heavy cargoes and withstand light ice conditions
* She was fitted with 12 cargo handling derricks - 1 heavy lift derrick forward of #3 hold, 10 smaller 5-10 tonne derrick and a 1 ton general purpose derrick
* Ibn Batouta has operated under this name since her construction for Societe Nationale de Transport Maritime & Compagnie Nationale Algerienne de Navigation Maritime (S.N.T.M./C.N.A.N.), Alger, Algeria

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