VLAANDEREN XVIII - Zeebrugge, Belgium       Call sign - ORYN     IMO number - 7026479
Owner - N.V. Baggerwerken Decloedt en Zoon, Belgium

Location - Sailing outbound from Rotterdam, Holland at Maasluis destined for the Sea     Photograph Date - 11 August 2001
Photographer - Willem VanMaanan     Added to archive - 29 Sep 2001     Last updated - 29 Mar 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - December 1969
  Keel laid -
  Launched - June 1970
  Delivered - September 1970

  (a) Vlaanderen XVIII - Belgium

  As of April 2003 Vlaanderen XVIII was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Suction hopper/dredger
  Gross tonnage - 9,640
  Net tonnage - 3,463
  Deadweight tonnage - 16,385
  L.O.A. - 124.06 meters
  L.B.P. - 115.53 meters
  Width overall - 23.04 meters
  Width moulded - 23.02 meters
  Draught - 8.281 meters
  Depth - 11.00 meters
  Number of spoil hoppers - 2
  Number of sand pumps - 2 (2,598 hp)
  Suction side arms - 2
  Dredging depth - 30 meters

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - IHC Smit N.V.
  Country - Kinderdijk, Netherlands
  Hull number - 754
  Engine builder - Kloeckner-Humboldt-Deutz AG
  Country - Koeln, West Germany
  Number of engines - 2
  Engine type - Deutz RSBV 12M640 diesel
  Fuel - Diesel oil
  Horsepower - 14,206 bhp or 10,449 kW
  Speed - 14 knots
  Propeller - 2 variable pitch
  Bow thuster -
  Steering gear - Standard rudders

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
Additional information - Frans Sanderse - Holland

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