OMEGAGAS - Saint John's, Antigua       Call sign - V2KA9     IMO number - 9177959
Owner/Manager - Omegagas Shipping Company Ltd., Bremen, Germany (Sloman Neptun Schiffahrts-Aktiengeselschaft, Germany - manager)

Location - Omegagas was photographed while she was inbound at Waalsorden, Holland destined for Antwerp, Balgium
Photograph Date - 14 August 2001     Photographer - Willem VanMaanen     Added to archive - 24 September 2001     Last updated - 16 February 2005

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - 1997
  Keel laid - 8 June 1998
  Launched - 25 February 1999
  Delivered - 17 June 1999

  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Omegagas - Antigua & Barbuda

  Omegagas has sailed under this name
  for her entire career thus far

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Liquified petroleum gas tanker
  Fitted for carrying pressurized gas and ammonia
  Gross tonnage - 3,366
  Net tonnage - 1,022
  Deadweight tonnage - 3,650
  L.O.A. - 95.54 meters ( 313' 6" )
  Including bulbous bow
  L.B.P. - 89.37 meters ( 293' 3" )
  Width overall - 14.40 meters ( 47' 3" )
  Width moulded - 14.40 meters ( 47' 3" )
  Draught - 6.250 meters ( 20' 6" )
  Depth - 7.50 meters ( 24' 7" )
  Number of cargo tanks - 2
  Cargo tanks in horizontal orientation
  Cargo tanks total volume - 3,766 m3
  Number of cargo pumps - 2
  Maximum rate of discharge - 400 tonnes/hr
  Cargo hose crane - unknown
  Strengthened for navigation in light ice conditions

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder (hull) - Santierul Naval Constanta S.A.
  Country - Constanta, Romania
  Hull number - 518
  Builder (fitout) - Muetzelfeldwerft GmbH
  Country - Cuxhaven, Germany
  Hull number - 225
  Engine builder - MAN B&W Diesel AG
  Country - Augsburg, Germany
  Number of engines - 1 diesel engine
  Engine type - MAN (model 6L32/40) 6-cylinder
  Horsepower - 4,079 hp or 3,000 kW
  Maximum RPM - 800
  Fuel - Diesel oil & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - unknown
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 528.5 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 14.0 tonnes/day
  Fuel tank heating coils - installed
  Speed - 15.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 (unknown hp)
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - 3 x 375kW 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..


** 10 February 2005 - Omegagas is currently at the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium having arrived from Stade, Germany and Norway enroute to Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She stops at Zeebrugge regularily, as do many other empty gas carriers, for tank cleaning and de-gassing. The residues of the previous cargo have to be burned off with special shore based facilities before new cargoes can be loaded. Some gas tankers come all the way from France or Great Britain only to be cleaned in the port of Zeebrugge

** February 2005 - Her Captain and crew are all Filipino


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