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SCAN FJELL - IMO 7700609

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Photographer:bendt nielsen [View profile]Title:SCAN FJELLAdded:May 21, 2015
Captured:May 20, 2015IMO:7700609Hits:3,784
Location:Grenaa, Denmark
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
SCAN FJELL have come on shore and cut machine will finish the job.

The fine old ship SCAN FJELL arrived under its own power the 10-03-2015 to Fornaes Shipbreaking Ltd. Grenaa / Denmark where she will be scrapped.

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Vessel Identification
Name:Scan Fjell
Flag:Faeroe Islands
Former name(s):
- Ran (Until 2002 Jun)
- Trans Fjell (Until 2002 Jun)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:2,195 tons
Summer DWT:1,970 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Torshavn
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:1978
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (10)

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Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jun 09, 2015 20:53 (3 years ago)
Roro-vessels with bow-doors have this keel once in a while. The greek phivos:

Phil English on Jun 05, 2015 13:16 (3 years ago)
Scan Fjell had Finnish/Swedish Ice Class IC rating, which is fairly minimal ice-strengthening.

Tony_Birdman on Jun 05, 2015 12:04 (3 years ago)
looks like a strengthened keel, i think it was a design that they had at the time, but it definitely looks like it is for protection maybe from grounding, but i wonder if they would break through ice with it as well, say ice classed.
Captain Ted on May 22, 2015 11:40 (3 years ago)
@ Edvard,, then a lot more ships should have that design,,which I see in 40 plus years sailing first time.
Edvard Aaseboe on May 22, 2015 08:10 (3 years ago)
I belive this box keel has some thing to do With the old mearsurment ruls. This ship was 499 gross tons originaly.
Captain Ted on May 22, 2015 01:56 (3 years ago)
Hmm,,,, don,t wan to make a bet on it,but it could be that it is designed that for ports which fall dry and therefore she lies only on that and the rest of the bottom is not so easy affected by laying on the mud and does not get damaged that easy
Dеnis on May 22, 2015 01:39 (3 years ago)
Could be also a sorta horizontal strengthening or for reducing damage in case of grounding there in fjords...?
Dеnis on May 22, 2015 01:35 (3 years ago)
I've seen GA plans of several pallet carries that look like this one - they all have that "keel" - maybe to reduce the drag or have some additional buoyancy...
bendt nielsen on May 21, 2015 22:27 (3 years ago)
Denis, my eyes were also about to roll out of my head when I saw it :-) and I can not answer you why it looks like this.

We must see whether there will be someone who can explain it.
Dеnis on May 21, 2015 21:18 (3 years ago)
What an odd sight! Why she has that sorta "keel" under her main hull? On stern shot it looks as if it was added later.
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