MUSCEL - Constantza, Romania       Call sign - YQDS     IMO number - 7438127
Owner - Cemsan Ltd., Aliaga, Turkey - scrapyard

Location - Photographed while lying beached at Aliaga, Turkey awaiting demolition     Photograph Date - 20 August 1998
Photographer - Selim San    Added to archive - 23 Nov 2003     Last updated - 23 Nov 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - August 1972
  Keel laid - ???
  Launched - ???
  Delivered - January 1975

  (a) Muscel - Romania

  Newbuild price - unknown
  She sailed as Muscel for her whole career
  Arrived at Aliaga in tow on 18 August 1998
  Scrap price - unknown

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Iron ore / bulk carrier
  Gross tonnage - 9,557
  Net tonnage - 2,971
  Deadweight tonnage - 12,930
  L.O.A. - 151.45 meters (496'11")
  L.B.P. - 140.46 meters (460'10")
  Width overall - 19.77 meters (64'11")
  Width moulded - 19.69 meters (64'7")
  Draught - 7.930 meters (26'0")
  Depth - 10.69 meters (35'1")
  Number of cargo holds - 5
  Number of hatch covers - 5 (steel)
  Cargo hold volume - 9,003 cubic meters
  Strengthened for carrying heavy cargoes like iron ore
  Strengthened for light ice navigation

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Santierul Naval S.A. Galatz
  Country - Galatz, Romania
  Hull number - 646
  Engine builder - "H. Cegielski" Z.P.M.
  Country - Poznan, Poland
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer 6-cyl (6RD68) diesels
  Horsepower - 7,200 bhp or 5,296 kW
  Diesel Oil capacity - unknown
  Heavy Fuel Oil capacity - 2,029.0 tonnes
  Fuel consumption - 32 tonnes per day
  Speed - 14.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Bow thuster - none

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