VECTIS FALCON - Bridgetown, Barbados       Call sign - 8PLV     IMO number - 7620457
Owner - Baybreak Ltd. & Dynaship Maritime Ltd.     Manager/Operator - Carisbrooke Shipping CV1 B.V., England

Location - Photographed while she was sailing upbound in the Welland Canal at Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada destined for Detroit, Michigan
Photograph Date - 26 October 2001     Photographer - Jeff Cameron     Added to archive - 8 Nov 2001     Last updated - 10 Jan 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - September 1976
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - September 1977
  Delivered - February 1978
  Build price - $3.483 million (US)

  (a) Clarknes - England (1984)
  (b) Fribourg - Switzerland (1993)
  (c) Vectis Falcon - England (1994)
  (d) Vectis Falcon - Barbados (2003)
  (e) Christos - Georgia

  As of January 2004 Christos was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo ship
  Gross tonnage - 2,431
  Net tonnage - 1,272
  Deadweight tonnage - 3,564
  L.O.A. - 87.03 meters (285'3")
  L.B.P. - 81.01 meters (265'5.5")
  Width overall - 13.75 meters (45'1")
  Width moulded - 13.61 meters (44'7")
  Draught - 5.650 meters (18'6")
  Depth - 6.81 meters (22'4")
  Number of cargo holds - 2
  Number of hatch covers - 2
  Volume of cargo holds - 4,430 m3
  Cargo derricks - 4 (5 tonne)
  Strengthened for carrying heavy cargoes

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Ferguson Brothers (Port Glasgow) Ltd.
  Country - Port Glasgow, Scotland
  Hull number - 474
  Engine builder - Anglo-Belgian Corporation N.V.
  Country - Gent, Belgium
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - Anglo-Belgian (8MDZC) diesel
  Horsepower - 1,986 bhp (1,461 kW)
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 205.0 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 290.0 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - unknown
  Speed - 12.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Bow thuster - none
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Generators - 2 x 170kW 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..


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Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers, TradeWinds & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information - Lloydscasualty.com

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