MEGALUCK - Valetta, Malta       Call sign - 9HKK6     IMO number - 7716361
Owner - Ballito Bay Ltd., Malta     Operator - Team Fuel Corporation, Greece

Location - Megaluck was photographed while she was underway off Holland     Photograph Date - 21 August 2001
Photographer - Willem VanMaanen    Added to archive - 24 Jan 2004     Last updated - 24 Jan 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - June 1977
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - August 1979
  Delivered - December 1979
  Construction cost - unknown

  (a) River Aboine - Nigeria (1989)
  (b) Ndoni River - Nigeria (1999)
  (c) Megaluck - Malta

  Arrived at Alang, India on 11 October 2003
  Beached on 15 October 2003 for demolition
  Scrap price - unknown

DIMENSIONS & FITTINGS

  Ship type - General cargo, container ship
  Gross tonnage - 11,477
  Net tonnage - 5,042
  Deadweight tonnage - 11,812
  L.O.A. - 147.28 meters ( 483' 2" )
  L.B.P. - 137.01 meters ( 449' 6" )
  Width overall - 22.94 meters ( 75' 3" )
  Width moulded - 22.86 meters ( 75' 0" )
  Draught - 8.559 meters ( 28' 1" )
  Depth - 12.50 meters ( 41' 0" )
  Number of cargo holds - 5
  Number of hatch covers - 6
  Number of tween decks - 5
  Volume of dry cargo holds - 17,425 m3
  Insulated cargo space - 110 m3
  Liquid cargo space - unknown (for vegetable oil)
  Total container capacity - 262 TEU
  Containers on deck - 99 TEU
  Containers in holds - 163 TEU
  She is not fitted to carry 40 foot containers
  Passenger berths - 12
  Cargo derricks - 1 (80T), 8 (22T) & 2 (10T)
  Strengthened for hauling heavy, dense cargoes
  Built to Ice class 3 specifications

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINES

  Builder - Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.
  Country - Ulsan, South Korea
  Hull number - 107
  Engine builder - Mitsui Engineering & SB Co. Ltd.
  Country - Tamano, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - B&W (model 6K67GF) 6-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 11,200 bhp or 8,238 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 223.0 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 1,628.5 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - unknown
  Speed - 16.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Steering gear - 1 standard rudder
  Bow thuster - none
  Generators - 3 x 800kW 440V 60Hz a.c.

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