Spica - Limassol, Cyprus       Call sign - P3FJ6     IMO number - 9018696     Owner - Alt Navigation Ltd.

Location - Underway in the St. Lawrence River near Vercheres, Quebec, Canada     Photograph Date - 12 August 2002
Photographer - Marc Piche     Added to archive - 24 Mar 2003     Last updated - 12 May 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - September 1989
  Keel laid -
  Launched -
  Delivered - January 1995

  (a) Virgo - Russia (1995)
  (b) Virgo - Saint Vincent (1995)
  (c) Virgo - Cyprus (2002)
  (d) Spica - Cyprus

  As of March 2003 Spica is still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Oil products tanker
  Gross tonnage - 21,142
  Net tonnage - 11,177
  Deadweight tonnage - 28,840
  L.O.A. - 178.96 meters
  L.B.P. - 165.00 meters
  Width overall - 25.30 meters
  Width moulded - 25.30 meters
  Draught - 11.368 meters
  Depth - 15.00 meters
  Number of cargo tanks -
  Number of cargo pumps -
  Tank volume - 37,256 cubic meters
  Strenghtened for ice navigation

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Kherson Shipyard
  Country - Kherson, Ukraine
  Hull number - 1426
  Engine builder - Bryansk Engineering Works
  Country - Bryansk, Ukraine
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - B&W 6DKRN67/170 diesel
  Fuel - heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Horsepower - 10,805 bhp or 7,948 kW
  Speed - 14.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - none
  Steering gear -

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..


** 2001 Spica hit a fishing vessel off the Grand Banks near Newfoundland, Canada. The fishing vessel subsequently sank. Spica was held in Newfoundland while the investigation into the accident was conducted. Though the ship was later released her Captain was charged.


Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information - Sylvia Masson - Montreal, Canada
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