MSC PROVENCE - Valetta, Malta       Call sign - H9JP     IMO number - 7614381
Owner/Operator - Sarlis Container Services SA, Greece (Mediterranean Shipping Corporation, Switzerland - charterer)

Location - MSC Provence 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 - October 1971
  Keel laid - 30 November 1978
  Launched - January 1979
  Delivered - December 1979

  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Nikolay Golovanov - U.S.S.R.(1992)
  (b) Nikolay Golovanov - Russia (1994)
  (c) Mor Canada - Cyprus (1999)
  (d) Zim Liverpool - Cyprus (2000)
  (e) City of Liverpool - Cyprus (7/2003)
  (f) MSC Provence - Malta (9/2004)
  (g) MSC Erminia - Panama

  As of October 2004 MSC Erminia was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Container ship
  Gross tonnage - 17,304
  Net tonnage - 7,224
  Deadweight tonnage - 14,520
  L.O.A. - 169.81 meters ( 557' 2" )
  Including bulbous bow
  L.B.P. - 157.23 meters ( 515' 10" )
  Width overall - 25.40 meters ( 83' 4" )
  Width moulded - 25.38 meters ( 83' 3" )
  Draught - 9.202 meters ( 30' 2.5" )
  Depth - 17.45 meters ( 57' 3" )
  Number of cargo holds - 6 cellular
  Number of hatch covers - 16
  Fixed container guides fitted in holds (aft)
  Total container capacity - 712 TEU
  Containers on deck - 112 TEU
  Containers in holds - 600 TEU
  Reefer container capacity - 40 TEU
  Also fitted to carry 40 foot containers
  Strengthened for navigaiton in light ice conditions

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - VEB Warnowwerft Warnemuede
  Country - Warnemuede, East Germany
  Hull number - 460
  Engine builder - H. Cegielski Zaklady Przemyslu Metalowego
  Country - Poznan, Poland
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer (model 6RND90) 6-cyl diesel engine
  Horsepower - 17,400 bhp or 12,799 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 274.0 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 1,870.0 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 61.0 tonnes/day
  Speed - 20.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 (unknown hp)
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - 4 x 400kW 990V 50Hz a.c.

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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