ICEPEARL - Limassol, Cyprus       Call sign - P3AU4     IMO number - 7114654
Owner - Icepearl Shipping Company, Cyprus (SMT Shipmanagement & Transport Ltd. - Cyprus)

Location - Photographed while she was underway in the Fraser River in Southern British Columbia, Canada
Photograph Date - 14 September 1992     Photographer - Rick Garcia    Added to archive - 28 December 2003     Last updated - 17 January 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - September 1970
  Keel laid - December 1970
  Launched - May 1971
  Delivered - October 1971
  Construction cost - unknown

  (a) Suecia - Sweden (1979)
  (b) Pacific Forester - Liberia (1981)
  (c) Kemano - Hong Kong (1987)
  (d) Kemano Saga - Hong Kong (1988)
  (e) Saga C. - Cyprus (1991)
  (f) Icepearl - Cyprus

  As of December 2003 Icepearl was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk and container ship
  Gross tonnage - 23,568
  Net tonnage - 16,338
  Deadweight tonnage - 31,889
  L.O.A. - 184.21 meters (603'10")
  L.B.P. - 173.44 meters (568'6")
  Width overall - 28.33 meters (92'10")
  Width moulded - 28.25 meters (92'7")
  Draught - 10.824 meters (35'6")
  Depth - 15.75 meters (51'7.5")
  Number of cargo holds - 5
  Number of hatch covers - 11
  Cargo holds volume - 40,351 m3
  Container capacity - unknown
  Cargo cranes - 2 (30 tonne gantries)
  Number of tween decks - 0

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Oy Wartsila Ab
  Country - Turku/Abo, Finland
  Hull number - 1194
  Engine builder - Oy Wartsila Ab
  Country - Turku/Abo, Finland
  Number of engines - 2
  Engine type - Semt-Pielstick (model 16PC2V-400) 16-cyl diesels
  Horsepower - 16,000 bhp or 11,768 kW
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil
  Heavy fuel capacity - 1,783.0 tonnes
  Diesel oil capacity - unknown
  Rate of consumption - 61.0 tonnes/day
  Speed - 16.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 controllable pitch
  Steering gear - 1 standard rudder
  Bow thuster - 1 (?hp)
  Generators - 1 x 1000kW & 3 x 560 kW, 450 V 60Hz ac

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..


** As Pacific Forester she was owned by Rathdonnall Shipping Ltd.
** January 2004 update - Icepearl and her sister Seapearl have been on long term charter by Cia de Navegacao Norsul and they have been active in a service from Pacific Canada / Pacific U.S.A. / Central America and South America / Brazil. It was announced in January of 2004 that Norsul had sold this service to Gearbulk and that it was likely both Icepearl and Seapearl would soon be disposed of. With the advanced age of the ships it would seem likely that their next sale will be to the breakers somewhere in the Aisan subcontinent..


Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information - Bob Burge - England, David Alford - Canada
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