VEGA DESGAGNES - Quebec City, Quebec, Canada       Call sign - VOCQ     IMO number - 7927960
Owner/Manager - Transport Desgagnes Inc., Quebec, Canada / Group Desgagnes, Canada - manager

Location - Vega Desgagnes was photographed while she was departing the harbour at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada after discharging aviation fuel
Photograph Date - 29 March 2004     Photographer - Jeff Cameron     Added to archive - 29 October 2004     Last updated - 5 November 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - December 1979
  Keel laid - 26 February 1981
  Launched - 29 August 1981
  Delivered - March 1982

  Newbuild price - US $16,108,000

  (a) Shelltrans - Holland (11/1994)
  (b) Acila - Holland (3/1997)
  (c) Acila - Isle of Man (8/1999)
  (d) Balacan - St. Vincent (8/2001)
  (e) Vega Desgagnes - Canada

  As of October 2004 Vega Desgagnes was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Petroleum products tanker (double hull)
  Gross tonnage - 8,806
  Net tonnage - 3,279
  Deadweight tonnage - 11,548
  L.O.A. - 140.80 meters ( 461' 11.5" )
  L.B.P. - 132.82 meters ( 435' 9" )
  Width overall - 21.24 meters ( 69' 8" )
  Width moulded - 21.21 meters ( 69' 7" )
  Draught - 7.314 meters ( 24' 0" )
  Depth - 10.70 meters ( 35' 1.5" )
  Number of cargo tanks - 8
  Liquid cargo capacity - 13,103 m3 (82,415 bbls US)
  Number of cargo pumps - 8
  Total rate of discharge - 2,000 tonnes/hour
  Cargo hose crane - 1 ( 10 tonnes )
  Cargo tank heating coils - In all tanks
  Minimum cargo temperature - unknown
  Maximum cargo temperature - unknown
  Designed for navigation in light conditions (ice class 1A)

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Valmet Oy
  Country - Helsinki, Finland
  Hull number - 307
  Engine builder - Oy Wartsila Ab
  Country - Vaasa, Finland
  Number of engines - 2 diesel engines
  Engine type - Wartsila (model 9R32) 9-cylinder
  Horsepower - 7,560 bhp or 5,560 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 110.0 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 577.5 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 27.0 tonnes/day
  Heating coils - Installed in all bunker tanks
  Speed - 14.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 fixed pitch (? hp)
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - 2 x 1,900kW & 2 x 330kW 400V 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 & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information - Onno Miedema - Holland
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