MSC SICILY - Piraeus, Greece       Call sign - SZYO     IMO number - 9158977
Owner - Egina Navigation Corporation, Greece (Costamare Shipping Co. SA, Greece)
Operator/charterer - MSC - Mediterranean Shipping Company SA, Switzerland

Location - Photographed while she was underway at Waalsorden, Holland      Photograph Date - 23 August 2000
Photographer - Douglas Cromby    Added to archive - 5 Jan 2004     Last updated - 7 Jan 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - November 1995
  Keel laid - 24 February 1997
  Launched - June 1997
  Delivered - September 1997
  Construction cost - unknown

  (a) Merkur Sky - Germany (4/1998)
  (b) Zim Piraeus - Germany (11/1998)
  (c) Merkur Sky - Germany (1999)
  (d) MSC Sicily - Germany (2001)
  (e) Merkur Sky - Germany (3/2002)
  (f) MSC Gauteng - Germany (11/2002)
  (g) Merkur Sky - Liberia (6/2003)
  (h) MSC California - Liberia

  As of January 2004 MSC California was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Container ship
  Gross tonnage - 28,662
  Net tonnage - 14,239
  Deadweight tonnage - 39,927
  L.O.A. - 202.04 meters (662'3.5")
  L.B.P. - 191.96 meters (629'3")
  Width overall - 30.60 meters (100'3")
  Width moulded - 30.60 meters (100'3")
  Draught - 11.570 meters (37'11")
  Depth - 16.00 meters (52'5.5")
  Number of cargo holds - 8 cellular
  Number of hatch covers - 10
  Container capacity - 2,480 (20') or TEU
  Containers in holds - 1,064 (20')
  Containers on deck - 1,416 (20')
  Reefer containers capacity - 150
  Also fitted to carry 40' containers
  Capable of navigation in light ice conditions

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Flensburger Shiffbau-Ges. mbH & Company KG
  Country - Flensburg, Germany
  Hull number - 694
  Engine builder - Korea Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd.
  Country - Changwon, South Korea
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - B&W (model 7S70MC) 7-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 26,740 bhp or 19,669 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil & intermediate fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 162.3 tonnes
  Intermediate fuel oil capacity - 2,266.3 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 76.0 tonnes/day
  Speed - 20.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Steering gear - 1 standard rudder
  Bow thuster - 1 (? hp)
  Generators - 3 x 1,060kW 440V 60Hz 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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