ZEYNEP KIRAN - Istanbul, Turkey       Call sign - TCZK     IMO number - 9015577     Owner - Kiran Group, Turkey

Location - Photographed while she was underway in the St. Lawrence River near Sorel, Quebec, Canada     Photograph Date - 11 January 2003
Photographer - Rene Beauchamp     Added to archive - 28 Feb 2003     Last updated - 8 Mar 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - yard speculation
  Keel laid - March 1988
  Launched - September 1988
  Delivered - 18 June 2001

  (a) Zeynep Kiran - Turkey

  As of March 2003 she is still in service as Zeynep Kiran

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk carrier
  Gross tonnage - 16,145
  Net tonnage - 8,912
  Deadweight tonnage - 29,000
  L.O.A. - 181.50 meters
  L.B.P. - 169.60 meters
  Width overall - 24.80 meters
  Width moulded - meters
  Draught - 10.52 meters
  Depth - 14.10 meters
  Container capacity (on deck) - none
  Container capacity (in holds) - none
  Reefer container capacity - none

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Santierul Naval "2 Mai" Mangalia
  Country - Mangalia, Romania
  Completed - Tuzla Gemi Endustrisi
  Country - Tuzla, Turkey
  Hull number - 865 (Romania)
  Engine builder - AO Bryanskiy Mashinostroitelnyy Zavod (BMZ) - Bryansk, Russia
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - B&W 8L50MC diesel
  Horsepower - 10,690 bhp or 7,863 kW
  Speed - 15 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none
  Cranes - 4 at 30.5 tonnes each

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* The hull for this ship was likely built on speculation by Santierul Naval "2 Mai" Mangalia in Mangalia, Romania
* 2000 - June the hull was apparently finally sold to the Kiran Group, Turkey who had it towed to Turkey for completion by Tuzla Gemi Endustrisi in Tuzla
* 2003 - Zeynep Kiran is owned by the Kiran Group, Turkey (Kirbulk Uluslararasi Gemi TT Ticaret AS)

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information - Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada

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