TROPIC REIGN - Kingstown, St. Vincent       Call sign - J8PG     IMO number - 8214401
Owner/Manager - Tropical Shipping & Construction Company Ltd., USA

Location - Tropic Reign was photographed while she was underway off Morgan's Point in Harris County, Texas on Galveston Bay
Photograph Date - 22 April 2000     Photographer - Rick Garcia     Added to archive - 28 September 2004     Last updated - 28 September 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - October 1982
  Keel laid - May 1983
  Launched - November 1983
  Delivered - February 1984

  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Sagittarius - West Germany (????)
  (b) Sagittarius - Cyprus (1988)
  (c) Tropic Reef - Panama (1988)
  (d) Tropic Reign - Panama (1994)
  (e) Elsborg - Singapore (1997)
  (f) Elsborg - St. Vincent (1998)
  (g) Tropic Reign - St. Vincent (11/2000)
  (h) Sloman Traveller - St. Vincent (12/2000)
  (i) Sloman Traveller - Antigua

  As of September 2004 Sloman Traveller was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Ro/Ro & container carrier
  Gross tonnage - 7,947
  Net tonnage - 3,710
  Deadweight tonnage - 9,793
  L.O.A. - 128.83 meters ( 422' 8.5" )
  L.B.P. - 115.19 meters ( 377' 11" )
  Width overall - 20.50 meters ( 67' 3" )
  Width moulded - 20.16 meters ( 66' 2" )
  Draught - 8.200 meters ( 26' 11" )
  Depth - 11.71 meters ( 38' 5" )
  Number of cargo holds - 1
  Number of hatch covers - 3
  1 - 18.9m x 15.4m, 1 - 37.8m x 15.4m & 1 - 25.5m x 15.4m
  Dry cargo capacity - 13,247 m3
  Number of tween decks - 2
  Stern door/ramp - 13.0m x 8.0m
  Max vehicle height - 5.2 meters
  Max vehicle width - 8.2 meters
  Vehicle capacity - 38 trailers
  Total lane storage - 525 meters
  Container capacity (deck) - 318 (20')
  Reefer capacity (deck) - 40 (20')
  Container capacity (holds) - 250 (20')
  Total container capacity - 568 (20')
  Also fitted to carry 40' units in holds and on deck
  Cargo cranes - 2 - 36 tonne
  Water ballast capacity - unknown
  Strengthened for carrying heavy cargoes
  Strengthened for navigation in light ice conditions

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Schlichting-Werft GmbH
  Country - Travemuende, West Germany
  Hull number - 1465
  Engine builder - Krupp MaK Maschinenbau GmbH
  Country - Kiel, Germany
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - MaK (model 8M552AK) 8-cyl diesel engine
  Horsepower - 6,000 bhp or 4,412 kW
  Maximum RPM - 514
  Fuel - Diesel oil & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - unknown
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - unknown
  Rate of consumption - 21.0 tonnes/day
  Heating coils - Installed in fuel bunkers
  Speed - 14.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 (unknown hp)
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - 1 x 696kW & 3 x 304kW 440V 60Hz a.c.

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
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