SPRING - Alexandria, Egypt       Call sign - SSDZ     IMO number - 7319204     Owner - Kalkavanlar A.S., Aliaga, Turkey (scrapyard)

Location - Photographed at Aliaga, Turkey awaiting demolition     Photograph Date - 23 May 2002
Photographer - Selim San    Added to archive - 6 Nov 2003     Last updated - 6 Nov 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - July 1971
  Keel laid - ???
  Launched - May 1973
  Delivered - January 1975

  (a) Rio Iguazu - Argentina (1988)
  (b) Fortiores - registry ?? (1988)
  (c) Symphony II - Cyprus (1989)
  (d) Heliopolis Spring - Egypt (2002)
  (e) Spring - Egypt

  Arrived in tow at Aliaga, Turkey on 23 May 2002
  Scrap price - unknown

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo vessel
  Gross tonnage - 8,202
  Net tonnage - 4,690
  Deadweight tonnage - 10,070
  L.O.A. - 147.69 meters (484'7")
  L.B.P. - 138.00 meters (452'9")
  Width overall - 20.23 meters (66'4")
  Width moulded - 20.20 meters (66'3")
  Draught - 8.256 meters (27'1")
  Depth - 11.80 meters (38'9")
  Number of cargo holds - 5
  Number of hatch covers - 5 (steel)
  Number of tween decks - 8
  Cargo hold volume - 10,295 cu.m
  Refrigerated cargo capacity - 2,548 cu.m
  Liquid cargo tank capacity - 843 cu.m
  Container capacity - unknown TEU
  Number of derricks - 1(50T), 6(10T), 10(5T)

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Astilleros y Fabricas Navales del Estado S.A. (AFNE)
  Country - Ensenada, Argentina
  Hull number - 40
  The hull was strengthened for light ice navigation
  Engine builder - Astilleros y Fabricas Navales del Estado S.A. (AFNE)
  Country - Ensenada, Argentina
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Fiat (GMT) 7-cyl (B750.7L) diesel
  Diesel oil capacity - 402.0 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 1,197.0 tonnes
  Consumption - 36.0 tonnes per day
  Horsepower - 10,499 bhp or 7,723 kW
  Speed - 18.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Bow thuster - none

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..


** Lloyds recorded that she was due for special surveys in May of 1998
** She arrived in tow at Aliaga, Turkey on 23 May 2002 for demolition however prior to her arrival her name had been shortened to Spring
** It is not known whether she ever traded as Spring


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