Ship of the Week

Friday, 19 April 2019 15:00

Apr 19 - John & Julius Oldendorff

  Five new eco-ships have been delivered to Oldendorff Carriers since the beginning of this year.  The Jan Oldendorff, the John Oldendorff, and Julius Olderdorff were delivered from the shipyard, Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd in Nantong, PRC. The three Ultramax vessels are 61,400 tdw on 13.03 metres draft with 4 x 30 tons SWL Mitsubishi cranes, an LOA of 199.90 metres and a beam of 32.24 metres. The vessels are fitted with a fuel-efficient MAN-B&W 6S50ME-B9.2 main engine of 10,000 Kw and fuel saving devices: semi-duct system with contra-fins and rudder bulb system with fins. The John Oldendorff and Julius Oldendorff entered in to long term Time Charters with clients. The other two vessels, the Christiane Oldendorff , a handysize vessel, was delivered from the Samjin Shipyard in Weihai, PRC and the Kai Oldendorff, a Kamsarmax vessel, was delivered from the Hantong shipyard in Hantong, PRC.  Having sold most of its older vessels, the Oldendorff Carriers owned and bareboat chartered fleet of 111 vessels now has an average age of just 4.78 years. With the company's remaining order book of 38 newbuildings including, Oldendorff Carriers will maintain a young and fuel efficient fleet of bulk carriers going forward. Most of the company's additional…
Friday, 12 April 2019 13:45


  Owned by BC Ferries since 1985, this N-class ferry entered service with the Ministry of Transportation's Salt Water division in 1973, and was built in Vancouver to serve the inter-island routes. The vessel currently runs on the Discovery Coast Connector route, which offers summer service between Port Hardy and Central Coast ports Bella Bella, Shearwater, Klemtu, Ocean Falls, and Bella Coola.  Built:     1973, VancouverOverall Length:       33.53 metres (110')Maximum Displacement:   371 tonnesCar Capacity:      12*Passenger & Crew Capacity:     95Maximum Speed:     11 knotsHorsepower:     680Amenities:     Passenger lounge, self-serve food station, main deck washroom facilities.    
Friday, 05 April 2019 11:31

Apr 5 - Algoterra

      (photo credit: Algoma Central Corporation)   Algoma Tankers Limited, an operating unit of Canadian shipping company Algoma Central Corporation, has taken delivery of its 8th vessel in its product tanker fleet. Built in 2010, the 16,500 dwt vessel will be renamed the Algoterra once the transition is completed.  The Algoterra was purchased in from an unnamed seller in Amsterdam and is currently en route to Canada and is due to arrive in Halifax in mid-April. The Algoterra is the second product tanker acquired by ATL in the last four months, joining the Algonorth, which was acquired in early December. Manager:    Algoma Tankers Limited Registry:     Halifax / Canada Builder:       Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co. Ltd. 2010 Type:          Double Hull Product Oil Tanker Class:         Det Norske Veritas 1A1 Tanker for Oil Products, Tanker Chemicals, ESP, ICE 1A NAUTO-OC Nauticus (New building), EO, ETC, VCS-2 TMON, INERT IMO Number:       9442249Gross Tonnage:   11,889Net Tonnage:         5,151    
Thursday, 28 March 2019 14:05

Mar 29 - Emerald Princess

  Year Built:                2007Passengers:            3080Crew:                        200Decks:                     18Cabins:                    1533Speed:                     22 knotsLength:                    288 mBeam:                      48 mGross Tonnage:     113561 gt       The Emerald Princess is scheduled to arrive in Vancouver on March 29. The ship is on a repositioning voyage from Los Angeles and is the first cruise vessel to arrive for the season. Built in 2007, the vessel underwent an extensive refurbishment in 2015. After a dry dock stay in Vancouver, the ship is headed over to Victoria on April 12th, and will then depart for warmer southern waters.    
Friday, 22 March 2019 13:31

Mar 22 - Tranquil Ace

   The vehicle carrier, Tranquil Ace, was the first ship to arrive at the new Vehicle Processing Centre (VPC) at the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf in the Port of Nanaimo.  Owner         Prosper World Marine Co. Ltd.Flag            Cayman IslandBuilt            2009GT              58,939DWT          18,840Capacity     6,233 cars The new VPC is a partnership between the Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA), Western Stevedoring (Western) and their affiliate organization, the Auto Division of SSA Marine (SSA) to develop and operate a multipurpose break bulk terminal with an initial focus on European automobile import and processing.  The official ceremony for the VPC will be held on March 29th with the arrival of the second carrier, Wisdom Ace.   Thanks to Montship for providing the photo for this week’s Ship of the Week.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:28

Mar 15 - Inspiration

Year Built:                   2010Gross Tonnage:          43764Deadweight:               80700 tLength:                       229mBreadth:                     32.29m Sometimes finding a ship of the week is challenging. While looking for some inspiration, using AIS tracking I started tapping on all the vessels that were anchored in English Bay.... And there she was – INSPIRATION.    
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