TUVAQ - St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada       Call sign - VOSW     IMO number - 7421966
Owner/Manager - Coastal Shipping Ltd., St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Location - Tuvaq was photographed while she was sailing upbound in the Welland Canal at Port Robinson, Ontario, Canada
Photograph Date - 20 May 2004     Photographer - Jeff Cameron     Added to archive - 28 October 2004     Last updated - 28 October 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - September 1974
  Keel laid - 2 September 1976
  Launched - 12 February 1977
  Delivered - May 1977

  Newbuild price - $20.313 million (US)

  (a) Tiira - Finland (13 Dec 2002)
  (b) Tuvaq - Canada

  As of May 2004 Tuvaq was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Petroleum products tanker
  Gross tonnage - 11,290
  Net tonnage - 4,937
  Deadweight tonnage - 15,954
  L.O.A. - 164.47 meters ( 539' 5.5" )
  L.B.P. - 150.02 meters ( 492' 1" )
  Width overall - 22.20 meters ( 72' 10" )
  Width moulded - 21.51 meters ( 70' 7" )
  Draught - 9.502 meters ( 31' 2" )
  Depth - 12.02 meters ( 39' 5" )
  Number of cargo tanks - 8
  Volume of tanks - 17,207 m3 (approx 108,000 bbls)
  Number of cargo pumps - 8
  Rate of discharge - 8 x 320 tonnes/hour
  Cargo hose crane - 1 (@ 5 tonnes)
  Water ballast capacity - unknown
  Cargo tank heating coils - In all tanks
  Designed for service in heavy ice conditions (Ice class 1)
  Fitted with heavy icebreaking bow & double hull plating

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Werft Nobiskrug GmbH
  Country - Rendsburg, West Germany
  Hull number - 688
  Engine builder - MaK Maschinenbau GmbH
  Country - Kiel, Germany
  Number of engines - 2
  Engine type - MaK (model 12M551AK) 12-cyl diesels
  Horsepower - 16,000 bhp or 11,474 kW
  Fuel - Diesel fuel & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel fuel oil capacity - unknown
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - unknown
  Rate of consumption - 20.5 tonnes/day
  Speed - 16.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 (?hp)
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - 2 x 2,800kW & 2 416kW 380V 50Hz 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..


** From her construction until late in 1999 Tiira was owned and operated by Neste Oy, Finland

** From 1999 until December of 2002 she was owned by Citibank N.A. and managed by Fortum Oil & Gas Oy also of Finland

** In December of 2002 she was purchased by Coastal Shipping Ltd., Newfoundland, Canada [Woodward Group]. She was renamed Tuvaq and transferred to Canadian regisrty

** 19/20 May 2004 - Tuvaq sailed up the Welland Canal for the first time with a cargo of diesel oil from Quebec, City for Sarnia, Ontario


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