Spar Eight - Bergen, Norway       Call sign - LAEL5     IMO number - 8118229     Owner - Spar Shipping AS, Norway

Location - Underway in the St. Lawrence River near Vercheres, Quebec, Canada     Photograph Date - 22 December 2001
Photographer - Marc Piche     Added to archive - 24 Mar 2003     Last updated - 27 Mar 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - August 1981
  Keel laid - August 1981
  Launched - October 1981
  Delivered - January 1982

  (a) Orchid II - Philipines (1991)
  (b) Negros Victory - Philipines (1995)
  (c) Spar Eight - Philipines (1997)
  (d) Spar Eight - Norway

  As of March 2003 Spar Eight is still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk/lumber carrier
  Gross tonnage - 22,300
  Net tonnage - 13,308
  Deadweight tonnage - 36,227
  L.O.A. - 189.74 meters
  L.B.P. - 178.01 meters
  Width overall - 27.67meters
  Width moulded - 27.61 meters
  Draught - 10.864 meters
  Depth - 15.22 meters
  Number of cargo holds - 5
  Number of hatch covers - 5
  Cargo handling cranes - 4 (25 tonne)
  Strenghtened for heavy cargoes

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Imabari Zosen K.K.
  Country - Marugame, Japan
  Hull number - 1092
  Engine builder - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  Country - Kobe, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer 6RLB66 diesel
  Fuel - heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Horsepower - 13,050 bhp or 9,599 kW
  Speed - 14.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Bow thuster - none
  Steering gear - standard rudder

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
Additional information - Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada
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