MSC VENICE - Valetta, Malta       Call sign - ELZJ2     IMO number - 7705415
Owner/Manager - Sea Beauty Maritime Inc., Greece (Ciel Shipmanagement, Greece - manager)
Operator/Charterer - (MSC) Mediterranean Shipping Corporation, Switzerland

Location - MSC Venice 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 - March 1977
  Keel laid - 25 January 1978
  Launched - 21 April 1978
  Delivered - August 1978

  Newbuild price - $12,500,000 US

  (a) TFL Liberty - Singapore (1986)
  (b) Liberty - Singapore (1988)
  (c) Zim Osaka - Greece (1996)
  (d) Osaka - Greece (1997)
  (e) MSC Osaka - Greece (1998)
  (f) MSC Venice - Greece (5/2001)
  (g) MSC Venice - Liberia

  As of October 2004 MSC Venice was still in service

PARTICULARS (after 1990 lengthening)

  Ship type - Container ship
  Gross tonnage - 16,471
  Net tonnage - 6,895
  Deadweight tonnage - 19,621
  L.O.A. - 178.60 meters ( 586' 0" )
  Including bulbous bow
  L.B.P. - 166.70 meters ( 546' 11.5" )
  Width overall - 25.05 meters ( 82' 2" )
  Width moulded - 25.01 meters ( 82' 1.5" )
  Draught - 9.172 meters ( 30' 1" )
  Depth - 14.03 meters ( 46' 0.5" )
  Number of cargo holds - 5 cellular
  Number of hatch covers - 17
  Fixed container guides fitted in holds (aft)
  Total container capacity - 1,181 TEU
  Containers on deck - 656 TEU
  Containers in holds - 525 TEU
  Reefer container capacity - 80 TEU
  Also fitted to carry 40 foot containers

PARTICULARS (prior to lengthening)

  Gross tonnage - 13,941
  Net tonnage - 8,023
  Deadweight tonnage - 15,273
  L.O.A. - 157.05 meters ( 586' 0" )
  Including bulbous bow
  L.B.P. - 145.17 meters ( 546' 11.5" )
  Number of cargo holds - 4 cellular
  Number of hatch covers - 13
  Fixed container guides fitted in holds (aft)
  Total container capacity - 856 TEU
  Containers on deck - 436 TEU
  Containers in holds - 246 (20') & 87 (40')
  Reefer container capacity - 80 TEU

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Hitachi Zosen - Innoshima Works
  Country - Innoshima, Japan
  Hull number - 4593
  Engine builder - Hitachi Zosen - Maizuru Works
  Country - Maizuru, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer (model 6RND76) 6-cyl diesel engine
  Horsepower - 12,000 bhp or 8,827 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 138.5 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 1,038.0 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 41.0 tonnes/day
  Speed - 17.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 variable pitch (unknown hp)
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - 3 x 500kW & 1 250kW 450V 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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