MSC BEATRICE - Panama       Call sign - H3VZ     IMO number - 9162629
Owner/Manager - Mediterranean Shipping Corporation, Switzerland

Location - MSC Beatrice was photographed while she was underway off Holland     Photograph Date - 4 August 2004
Photographer - Willem VanMaanen     Added to archive - 19 October 2004     Last updated - 19 October 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - January 1996
  Keel laid - 7 April 1999
  Launched - 19 July 1999
  Delivered - April 2000

  Newbuild price - US $34,000,000

  (a) Norasia Shereen - Malta (5/2000)
  (b) Norasia Shereen - Liberia (9/2000)
  (c) ADCL Shereen - United Arab Emirates (9/2001)
  (d) Lancashire - Bahamas (4/2003)
  (e) City of Salerno - Bahamas (11/2003)
  (f) Lancashire - Bahamas (4/2004)
  (g) MSC Beatrice - Panama (9/2004)
  (h) Beatrice 1 - Panama

  As of October 2004 Beatrice 1 was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Open hatch cellular container ship
  Gross tonnage - 14,174
  Net tonnage - 7,450
  Deadweight tonnage - 24,836
  L.O.A. - 217.02 meters ( 712' 0.5" )
  Including bulbous bow
  L.B.P. - 198.74 meters ( 652' 1" )
  Width overall - 26.708 meters ( 87' 8" )
  Width moulded - 26.66 meters ( 87' 6" )
  Draught - 9.50 meters ( 31' 2" )
  Depth - 18.95 meters ( 62' 2" )
  Number of cargo holds - 7
  Number of hatch covers - 5
  Fixed container guides fitted in all holds
  Total container capacity - 1,388 TEU
  Reefer container capacity - 300 TEU

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co. Ltd.
  Country - Shanghai, China
  Hull number - 2242
  Engine builder - Wartsila SACM Diesel SA
  Country - Surgeres, France
  Number of engines - 2
  Engine type - Sulzer (model 16ZAV40S) 12-cyl diesel engines
  Horsepower - 32,628 bhp or 24,000 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - unknown
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - unknown
  Rate of consumption - 96.0 tonnes/day
  Speed - 25.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 (unknown hp)
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - unknown

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..


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