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Photographer:Les bateaux du Québec [View profile]Title:Sichem ManilaAdded:Apr 01, 2008
Photo Category: Chemical and Product Tankers
Upbound for quebec, going for emergency docking because of sea suction problems. Under assitance of Pierre Radisson

Vessel Identification
Name:Sichem Manila
Technical Data
Vessel type:Oil/chemical Tanker
Gross tonnage:8,562 tons
Summer DWT:13,125 tons
Length:129 m
Beam:20 m
Draught:5 m

Additional Information
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:2007
AIS Information
Last known position:
35°49’6.18” N, 14°32’52.56” E
Speed, course (heading):
2.4kts, 215° (40°)
Arrival:20th Jan 2017
14:00:39 UTC
Last update:
1 hour 33 minutes ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 May 1st, 16:00:42 UTCFos
2017 January 20th, 14:00:39 UTCMarsaxlokk
2016 December 17th, 14:00:01 UTCAlgeciras
2016 December 14th, 02:00:02 UTCMalta
2016 December 8th, 06:00:45 UTCRavenna
2016 November 14th, 06:00:28 UTCFos
2016 November 9th, 00:15:29 UTCLas Palmas
2016 November 1st, 12:00:27 UTCGuinea
2016 November 1st, 07:00:28 UTCGuinee
2016 October 18th, 16:30:23 UTCMalta Opl
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Photo Comments (1)

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Michael Martin on Mar 11, 2008 03:12 (8 years ago)
No doubt the sea chests are full of ice. Slob ice chips enter through the plate filter and eventually subplant the water in the sea chest. Usually vessels also have a deep suction to avoid ice entering nearer the waterline. This may not be the case, I'm only speculating based on experiencing first hand having to shake ice out of a duplex filter in order to maintain sea suction. You have a great group of photos along the seaway. I was in Sorel-Tracy from 1989 to 1991 working at MIL Tracy.

Michael Martin
Houston, Texas
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