MSC FLORIANA - Panama       Call sign - 9HOX4     IMO number - 8521397
Owner - Norasia Vintage Shipping Inc., Malta (Sitridge International SA)

Location - Photographed while she was underway off Holland     Photograph Date - Autumn 2001    
Photographer - Malte Schwarz     Added to archive - 18 Feb 2003     Last updated - 22 Apr 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid - June 1986
  Launched - October 1986
  Delivered - December 1986

  (a) Norasia Princess - Germany (1994)
  (b) Princess - Panama (1995)
  (c) MSC Floriana - Malta (2000)
  (d) MSC Floriana - Panama

  As of April 2003 she was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Container ship
  Gross tonnage - 21,648
  Net tonnage - 11,149
  Deadweight tonnage - 31,205
  L.O.A. - 187.40 meters
  L.B.P. - 175.90 meters
  Width overall - 28.43 meters
  Width moulded - 28.41 meters
  Draught - 9.70 meters
  Depth - 15.50 meters
  Number of cargo holds - 5
  Number of hatch covers - 9
  Container capacity (deck) - 1,035 TEU
  Container capacity (holds) - 844 TEU
  Reefer capacity - 100 TEU
  Total container capacity - 1,879 TEU
  Fitted to carry 40' containers also
  Cargo holds are fitted with cellular guides

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG
  Country - Kiel, Germany
  Hull number - 209
  Engine builder - Sulzer Brothers Ltd.
  Country - Winterthur, Germany
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - Sulzer 6RTA62 diesel
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Horsepower - 10,684 bhp (7,859 kW)
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Speed - 16 knots
  Bow thuster - 1 fixed pitch ?hp
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Ice strengthened

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..


** Norasia Princess was originally owned by Conti-Norasia Schiffahrts GmbH & Company Reederei KG m.s. "Norasia Princess", West Germany
** By the early 1990s Norasia Princess' ownership was the same but Lloyd's recorded her managers to be F. Laeisz Schiffahrts GmbH & Company of Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany
** Her owner since May 1995 has been Norasia Vintage Shipping Inc. (Sitridge International SA) and she has been operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Company SA (MSC) as MSC Floriana

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

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