MSC INDIA - Panama       Call sign - H9VB     IMO number - 8918069
Owner - Hexarm Trading Inc., Panama (MSC - Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., Switzerland)      Manager - Pacific Marine Services Ltd., Hong Kong

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 1989
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - unknown
  Delivered - September 1991
  Construction cost - unknown

  (a) Aleksandr Marinesko - Ukraine (1993)
  (b) Orient Shreyas - Liberia (1994)
  (c) Aleksandr Marinesko - Liberia (1997)
  (d) Nedlloyd Everest - Liberia (1997)
  (e) Albert Bridge - Liberia (1998)
  (f) Chekiang - Liberia (1999)
  (g) Niugini Chief - Liberia (2001)
  (h) Kirabati Chief - Liberia (2001)
  (i) Albert Bridge - Liberia (2002)
  (j) MSC India - Liberia

  As of January 2004 MSC India was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo ship
  Gross tonnage - 13,258
  Net tonnage - 6,802
  Deadweight tonnage - 17,298
  L.O.A. - 154.90 meters (507'9")
  L.B.P. - 146.00 meters (478'7")
  Width overall - 23.09 meters (75'8")
  Width moulded - 23.05 meters (75'6.5")
  Draught - 10.090 meters (33'1")
  Depth - 13.40 meters (43'11")
  Number of cargo holds - 4
  Number of hatch covers - 7
  Number of tween decks - 4
  Volume of cargo holds - 20,628 m3
  Container capacity - 902 (20') or TEU
  Containers on deck - 524 (20')
  Containers in holds - 378 (20')
  Reefer containers capacity - unknown
  Unloading cranes - 3 (40 tonne)
  She is fitted to haul 40' containers as well

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Neptun-Warnow-Werft GmbH
  Country - Rostock, Germany
  Hull number - 464
  Engine builder - Dieselmotorenwerk Rostock GmbH
  Country - Rostock, Germany
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer (model 5RTA58) 5-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 10,808 bhp or 7,950 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 400.0 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 1,692.17 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 34.4 tonnes/day
  Speed - 16.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Steering gear - 1 standard rudder
  Bow thuster - 1 (? hp)
  Generators - 3 x 1000kW, 2 x 712kW & 1 x 532kW 390V 50 Hz a.c.

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