TK LONDON - Valetta, Malta       Call sign - 9HXR5     IMO number - 8125466
Owner - Blue Atlantic Shipping Ltd., Malta     Manager - Adriyatik Gemi Isletmeciligi ve Ticaret, Turkey
Operator - Kiran Group of Shipping Companies, Turkey (Kiran Makina ve Gemi Sanayi, Turkey)

Location - TK London was photographed while she was transitting upbound in the Welland Canal at St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada destined for the Great Lakes
Photograph Date - 8 May 1999     Photographer - Jeff Cameron     Added to archive - 13 May 1999     Last updated - 14 January 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - July 1981
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - January 1982
  Delivered - March 1982
  Build price - unknown

  (a) La Mancha - Panama (1983)
  (b) Luzon Ma - Panama (1992)
  (c) OK No. 1 - Panama (1994)
  (d) Samudera Indah - Malaysia (1995)
  (e) Melingai Tiga - Malaysia (1998)
  (f) TK London - Malta

  As of January 2004 TK London was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo and bulk carrier
  Gross tonnage - 5,607
  Net tonnage - 3,125
  Deadweight tonnage - 8,535
  L.O.A. - 119.16 meters (390'7")
  L.B.P. - 110.01 meters (360'7")
  Width overall - 18.04 meters (59'2")
  Width moulded - 18.00 meters (59'0")
  Draught - 7.171 meters (23'6")
  Depth - 9.00 meters (29'6")
  Number of cargo holds - 3
  Number of hatch covers - 3
  Volume of cargo holds - 10,239 m3
  Container capacity - 197 TEU (20')
  Containers in holds - unknown
  Containers on deck - unknown
  Reefers capacity - none
  Also fitted to haul 40' containers
  Cargo cranes - 4 (25 tonnes)

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Asakawa Shipyard Co. Ltd.
  Country - Imabari, Japan
  Hull number - 310
  Engine builder - Kobe Hatsudoki Co. Ltd.
  Country - Kobe, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - Mitsubishi (model 7UEC37/88H) 6-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 4,550 bhp or 3,347 kW
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - unknown
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - unknown
  Rate of consumption - unknown
  Fuel tank heating coils - Installed
  Speed - 12.75 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Bow thuster - none
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Generators - unknown

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, TradeWinds & Marine News - The World Ship Society
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