THOR 1 - Sandefjord, Norway       Call sign - LGAL     IMO number - 7619123     Owner - A/S Ornen (A/S Thor Dahl), Norway

Location - Thor 1 was photographed while she was sailing northbound in the Welland Canal at Welland, Ontario, Canada
Photograph Date - 25 August 1979     Photographer - Dave Kohl courtesy Willem VanMaanen's collection
Added to archive - 21 February 2003     Last updated - 14 January 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - December 1975
  Keel laid - July 1977
  Launched - September 1977
  Delivered - January 1978

  Newbuild price - $21.025 million (U.S.)
  (a) Thor 1 - Norway (1987)
  (b) Thor 1 - Liberia (1994)
  (c) Thor 1 - Singapore (1996)
  (d) Thor 1 - Liberia (1996)
  (e) Thor 1 - Singapore (2/2000)
  (f) BNC Thor - Singapore (6/2000)
  (g) Jaya Sun - Singapore (2001)
  (h) Safinaz - St. Vincent

  As of January 2004 she was still in service as Safinaz

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo, container, reefer
  Gross tonnage - 14,795
  Net tonnage - 9,381
  Deadweight tonnage - 20,075
  L.O.A. - 165.11 meters (541'3")
  L.B.P. - 158.02 meters (518'0")
  Width overall - 22.92 meters (75'2")
  Width moulded - 22.86 meters (74'11")
  Draught - 10.843 meters (35'6.5")
  Depth - 14.71 meters (48'3")
  Number of cargo holds - 4
  Cargo holds total volume - 24,745 m3
  Insulated holds total volume - 7,145 m3
  Number of hatch covers - 7
  Container capacity - 500 TEU (20' containers)
  Containers in holds - 340 TEU
  Containers on deck - 160 TEU
  Reefer capacity (on deck) - 36 TEU
  Also fitted to carry 40' containers
  Cargo cranes - 4 (40 tonnes)
  Cargo derricks - 1 (120T) & 8 (10T)
  Number of tween decks - 3
  Strengthened for navigation in light ice conditions

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company Ltd.
  Country - Tamano, Japan
  Hull number - 1130
  Engine builder - Mitsui Eng. & SB. Co. Ltd.
  Country - Tamano, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - B&W (model 7L67GF) 7-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 13,100 shp (9,636 kW)
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 304.0 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 2,585.5 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 42.0 tonnes/day
  Fuel tank heating coils - unknown
  Speed - 17.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 (? hp)
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Generators - 3 x 720kW 440V 60Hz a.c.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, managers, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

** Owner until 1987 - A/S Thor Dahl, Norway
** Owner from 1998 until 2001 was Jahre Dahl Bergesen AS, Norway
** Owner since 2001 has been Suez Crown Pte Ltd., Singapore (Private Link Ltd)

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

Additonal Information - Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

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