MSC SUOMI - Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles       Call sign - PJDQ     IMO number - 9142540
Owner - Scheepvaartonderneming "Markborg", The Netherlands (Wagenborg Shipping B.V., The NEtherlands)
Operator/charterer - MSC - Mediterranean Shipping Company SA, Switzerland

Location - Photographed while she was underway in Holland      Photograph Date - 18 May 2003
Photographer - Douglas Cromby    Added to archive - 5 Jan 2004     Last updated - 5 Jan 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - January 1996
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - unknown
  Delivered - December 1996
  Construction cost - unknown

  (a) Markborg - The Netherlands (2002)
  (b) MSC Suomi - The Netherlands

  As of January 2004 MSC Suomi was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Multi purpose - container, bulk, heavy load
  Gross tonnage - 6,540
  Net tonnage - 3,464
  Deadweight tonnage - 9,200
  L.O.A. - 134.55 meters (441'1")
  L.B.P. - 127.20 meters (416'11.5")
  Width overall - 16.53 meters (54'2")
  Width moulded - 16.50 meters (54'1")
  Draught - 7.120 meters (23'4")
  Depth - 9.80 meters (32'1.5")
  Number of cargo holds - 2
  Number of hatch covers - 2
  Volume of cargo holds - 13,059 m3
  Container capacity - 604 (20') or TEU
  Containers in holds - 264
  Containers on deck - 340
  Reefer containers capacity - 60
  Also fitted to carry 40' containers
  Strengthened for carrying heavy cargoes
  Capable of nivigation in light ice conditions

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Scheepswerf Bijlsma Lemmer B.V.
  Country - Lemmer, The Netherlands
  Hull number - 677
  Engine builder - Stork-Wartsila Diesel B.V.
  Country - Zwolle, The Netherlands
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Stork-Wartsila (model 8SW38) 8-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 7,178 bhp or 5,280 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 98.43 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 639.0 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 25.0 tonnes/day
  Speed - 16.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Steering gear - 1 standard rudder
  Bow thuster - 1 (? hp)
  Generators - 4 x 750kW & 3 x 350kW 230/440V 60Hz a.c.

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