VARDEN - Monrovia, Liberia       Call sign - CBEM     IMO number - 8920488
Owner/Manager - Vega Tankers II Ltd. (Acomarit (U.K.) Ltd., manager)

Location - Varden was photographed while she was underway off Morgan's Point in Harris County, Texas on Galveston Bay
Photograph Date - 16 April 2000     Photographer - Rick Garcia     Added to archive - 27 September 2004     Last updated - 27 September 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - February 1990
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - unknown
  Delivered - July 1991

  Newbuild price - Unknown

  (a) Varden - Liberia (2001)
  (b) Estrecho de Magallan - Chile

  As of September 2004 Estrecho de Magallan was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Crude oil tanker
  Gross tonnage - 38,792
  Net tonnage - 21,279
  Deadweight tonnage - 68,000
  L.O.A. - 242.80 meters ( 796' 8" )
  L.B.P. - 228.00 meters ( 748' 1" )
  Width overall - 32.20 meters ( 105' 8" )
  Width moulded - 32.20 meters ( 105' 8" )
  Draught - 13.600 meters ( 44' 7.5" )
  Depth - 18.00 meters ( 59' 1" )
  Number of cargo tanks - 14
  Volume of tanks - 69,701 m3 (approx 438,406 bbls)
  Number of cargo pumps - 4
  Rate of discharge - 4 x 1,500 tonnes/hour
  Cargo hose crane - 2 (5 tonnes)
  Water ballast capacity - unknown
  Cargo tank heating coils - In all tanks
  Maximum cargo temperature - 66 degrees C
  Strengthened for service in light ice conditions

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Sudostroitelnyy Zavod "Zaliv"
  Country - Kerch, U.S.S.R.
  Hull number - 9111br>   Engine builder - Bryanskiy Maschinostroitelnyy Zavod (BMZ)
  Country - Bryansk, U.S.S.R.
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - B&W (model 8DKRN60/195) 8-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 14,388 bhp or 10,385 kW
  Fuel - Diesel fuel & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel fuel oil capacity - unknown
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - unknown
  Rate of consumption - unknown
  Speed - 15.8 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 (?hp)
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - 1 x 1,000kW & 3 500kW 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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