VULCAN - Constanza, Romania       Call sign - YQAV     IMO number - 7114862
Owner - Butoni Denizcilik A.S. (scrapyard) - previously owned by Compania de Navigatie Maritime PETROMIN S.A., Romania

Location - Photographed while beached at Aliaga, Turkey prior to scrapping     Photograph Date - @ 28 June 1999
Photographer - Selim San     Added to archive - 19 Sep 2003     Last updated - 19 Sep 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - unknown
  Construction begun - unknown
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - unknown
  Delivered - 1971
  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Vulcan - Romania

  She operated for her entire career under the name Vulcan
  Beached at Aliaga, Turkey on 26 June 1999

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Iron ore/bulk carrier
  Strengthened for navigation in light ice conditions
  Gross tonnage - 9,557
  Net tonnage - 2,971
  Displacement tonnage - 12,548
  L.O.A. - 148.72 meters (487'6")
  L.B.P. - 140.75 meters (461'3")
  Width overall - 20.38 meters (66'10")
  Width moulded - 19.75 meters (64'9")
  Draught - 7.930 meters (26'0")
  Depth - 10.70 meters (35'7")
  Number of cargo holds - 5
  Number of hatch covers - 5 (15m x 9.9m)
  Iron ore capacity - 7,773 tonnes
  Unloading machinery - none

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Santierul Naval S.A.
  Country - Galatz, Romania
  Hull number - 591
  Engine builder - H. Cegielski Z.P.M.
  Country - Poznan, Poland
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer model 6RD68 6-cyl diesel
  Fuel - Diesel oil
  Fuel capacity - 1,814.5 tonnes
  Main engine horsepower - 7,200 bhp or 5,296 kW
  Speed - 12.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch propeller
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Bow thuster - none

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..


** Vulcan was laid up at Constantza, Romania on 9 May 1997 and apparently never operated again
** She was sold to Butoni Denizcilik A.S. for scrapping in Turkey and arrived at Aliaga on 26 June 1999
** Work on breaking up the old ship began on 5 July 1999
** Scrap price - unknown


Information sources - Lloyds Registers, Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Marine News - Journals of the World Ship Society

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