PIONEER SKY - Valetta, Malta       Call sign - 9HMN6     IMO number - 8202836
Owner - Sok Ltd., Aliaga, Turkey - scrapyard (Previously Pioneer Sky Maritime Ltd.)

Location - Photographed while lying beached at Aliaga, Turkey awaiting demolition     Photograph Date - 28 May 2001
Photographer - Selim San    Added to archive - 23 Nov 2003     Last updated - 23 Nov 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - October 1977
  Keel laid - ???
  Launched - January 1978
  Delivered - June 1981

  (a) Calugareni - unregistered (1981)
  (b) Irenes Diamond - Cyprus (1998)
  (c) Pioneer Sky - Cyprus (1999)
  (d) Pioneer Sky - Malta

  Newbuild price - unknown
  Beached at 27 May 2001
  Scrap price - $48.00/ldt or $270,000 U.S.

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo ship
  Gross tonnage - 11,212
  Net tonnage - 6,906
  Deadweight tonnage - 17,366
  L.O.A. - 145.52 meters (476'0")
  L.B.P. - 143.54 meters (470'6")
  Width overall - 21.00 meters (68'10")
  Width moulded - 21.01 meters (68'10")
  Draught - 9.102 meters (29'10")
  Depth - 13.24 meters (43'5")
  Number of cargo holds - 4
  Number of hatch covers - 7 (steel)
  Cargo hold volume - 20,709 cubic meters
  Container capacity - 278 (20 foot units)
  Number of tween decks - 2
  Also fitted to carry 40 foot containers
  Unloading derricks - 2 (22T) & 2 (12T)
  Unloading cranes - 1 (10T)

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Santierul Naval S.A. Galatz
  Country - Galati, Romania
  Hull number - 694
  Engine builder - U.C.M. Resita S.A.
  Country - Resita, Romania
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - MAN 8-cyl (8L52/55A) diesel
  Horsepower - 8,000 bhp or 5,884 kW
  Diesel Oil capacity - 114 tonnes
  Heavy Fuel Oil capacity - 935.5 tonnes
  Fuel consumption - 31 tonnes per day
  Speed - 15.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Bow thuster - none

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