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Photographer:Robert Tremblay [View profile]Title:NordkapAdded:May 31, 2010
Captured:IMO:9253181Hits:967
Photo Category: Bulkers built 2001-2010
Description:
One more visit of nice Nordkap arrived today in LaBaie at anchor in front of RTA installations waiting for unloading bauxite.
May 31, 2010
Vessel Identification
Name:Nordkap
IMO:9253181
Flag:Denmark International Register
MMSI:220404000
Callsign:OYFT2
Technical Data
Vessel type:Bulk Carrier
Gross tonnage:40,066 tons
Summer DWT:77,229 tons
Length:225 m
Beam:33 m
Draught:7.6 m

Additional Information
Home port:Copenhagen
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:2002
AIS Information
Last known position:
1°36’25.43” S, 55°59’23.35” W
Status:Underway
Speed, course (heading):
9.9kts, 156° (155°)
Destination:
Location:Port Alfred Canada
Arrival:1st Nov 2017
12:00:11 UTC
Last update:
21 hours 26 minutes ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 November 1st, 12:00:11 UTCPort Alfred Canada
2017 October 16th, 12:00:09 UTCTrombetas,brazil
2017 September 22nd, 09:00:38 UTCFazendinha
2017 September 12th, 08:00:39 UTCLas_palmas
2017 August 9th, 22:30:49 UTCHamburg,germany
2017 August 4th, 03:00:26 UTCTrombetas, Br
2017 July 4th, 12:00:33 UTCTrombetas, Br
2017 July 2nd, 12:00:02 UTCFazendinha
2017 June 26th, 10:00:52 UTCTrombetas
2017 June 18th, 12:00:12 UTCFazendinha,brazil
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Photo Comments (2)

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Flemming on Nov 20, 2010 17:36 (6 years ago)
D/S Norden - Denmark
http://www.ds-norden.com/
Brent on Jun 01, 2010 09:54 (7 years ago)
Hi Robert

A nice shot - coincidentally only today was reading an article on bit of the vessels background:

Copenhagen-listed Norden took the decision four years ago to convert one of its panamax vessels, the 2002 built, 77,229 dwt Nordkap , to allow it to run into the St Lawrence River in winter as part of a charter with a North American aluminium manufacturer.

The Nordkap was re-built with an ice- strengthened skirt around a particular draft range in which it would be expected to operate at in frozen waters. The hull was rebuilt with different ice class notations around the hull, ranging from 1A to 1C depending on the amount of ice impact expected on the bow, stern or midships.

In addition to a skirt of strengthened steel around the water line area there are all sorts of auxiliary systems that have to be protected from the cold, for example the heating of the lifeboat engines, the ballast water systems that might need antifreeze measures and improved heating for the accommodation. The additional heating will need more auxiliary power provision to drive it. The panamax vessel has a large B&W engines of about 10MW each, considered suitable for providing the additional power for the propulsion needed in ice.

The Nordkap has a new propeller fitted specifically for the trade to ensure it can withstand the freshwater ice pressures, as well as having a unique ice knife built off the stern. This is a protrusion that goes into the water and takes the load of the ice as the ship goes astern, deflecting it away from the rudder stock. In the St Lawrence River the vessels will have to navigate around a pier astern, without assistance, so the aft of the ship will have to be specially reinforced, especially the rudder and the propeller as the ice tugs will not be able to assist in these operations.

Excerpts taken from Lloyds List

Cheers

Brent
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