KAPITAN VAKULA - Limassol, Cyprus       Call sign - P3NE5     IMO number - 8326321     Owner - NB Two Shipping Ltd. (Cyprus)

Location - Photographed while she was sailing southbound in the Welland Canal at St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada     Photograph Date - 12 November 2001
Photographer - Jeff Cameron     Added to archive - 24 Feb 2003     Last updated - 22 March 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - March 1982
  Keel laid - 1982
  Launched - 1983
  Delivered - August 1983

  (a) Kapitan Vakula - U.S.S.R. (1993)
  (b) Kaptian Vakula - Cyprus

  As of February 2003 she is still in service as Kapitan Vakula

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk / Container carrier
  Gross tonnage - 13,520
  Net tonnage - 9,636
  Deadweight tonnage - 19,240
  L.O.A. - 162.11 meters
  L.B.P. - 154.90 meters
  Width overall - 22.86 meters
  Width moulded - 22.86 meters
  Draught - 9.88 meters
  Depth - 13.52 meters
  Container capacity (on deck) - 160 TEU
  Container capacity (in holds) - 282 TEU
  Reefer container capacity - none

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - VEB Warnowwerft Warnemuende
  Country - Warnemuende, East Germany
  Hull number - 152
  Engine builder - VEB Dieselmotorenwerk Rostock (DMR) - Rostock, Germany
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - MAN K8Z70/120E diesel
  Horsepower - 11,200 bhp or 8,238 kW
  Speed - 15 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none
  Cranes - 6 - 12.5 tonnes each

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

* Kapitan Vakula was originally owned by the Government of the U.S.S.R.
* In 1993 she was transferred to the Murmansk Shipping Company however the name was not changed
* Since 1994 she has been owned by NB Two Shipping Ltd., Cyprus

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

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