MSC BRASILIA - Piraeus, Greece       Call sign - HOUQ     IMO number - 8502872
Owner - Global OCean Carriers, Greece (Hedgestone Shipping Co. Ltd.)
Manager - Tsakos Shipping & Trading SA, Greece Operator/charterer - MSC - Mediterranean Shipping Company SA, Switzerland

Location - Photographed while she was underway in Holland      Photograph Date - 26 May 2003
Photographer - Douglas Cromby    Added to archive - 5 Jan 2004     Last updated - 5 Jan 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - November 1984
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - May 1986
  Delivered - 9 September 1986
  Construction cost - unknown

  (a) Hanjin Kobe - Liberia (1996)
  (b) Hanjin Kobe - South Korea (1997)
  (c) Hanjin Kobe - Greece (2002)
  (d) Kobe - Greece (2002)
  (e) MSC Brasilia - Greece

  As of January 2004 MSC Brasilia was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Container ship
  Gross tonnage - 35,598
  Net tonnage - 14,762
  Deadweight tonnage - 43,270
  L.O.A. - 241.10 meters (790'4")
  L.B.P. - 224.01 meters (734'4")
  Width overall - 32.29 meters (105'10")
  Width moulded - 32.21 meters (105'7")
  Draught - 11.723 meters (38'5")
  Depth - 19.03 meters (62'5")
  Number of cargo holds - 7
  Number of hatch covers - 26
  Container capacity - 2,662 (20') or TEU
  Containers on deck - 1,320 (20')
  Containers in holds - 1,342 (20')
  Reefer containers capacity - 143
  Fixed container guides are built into her cargo holds
  She is fitted to haul 40' containers as well

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Daewoo Shipbuilding & Heavy Machinery Ltd.
  Country - Okpo, South Korea
  Hull number - 4013
  Engine builder - Korea Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd.
  Country - Changwon, South Korea
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer (model 7RTA84) 7-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 28,350 bhp or 20,853 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 253.9 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 3,801.1 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 90.4 tonnes/day
  Speed - 21.7 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Steering gear - 1 standard rudder
  Bow thuster - 1 (? hp)
  Generators - 3 x 1000kW 450V a.c.

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