Algoma Harvester

Algoma Harvester


Algoma Harvester on the Welland Canal, June 30, 2015. Photo by Isaac Pennock


Build Information

Year Built: 2014

Builder: Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry, Nantong City, China

Hull #MD-150

Registry: CAN 837964

IMO # 9613939

Laid Down: April 21, 2012

Launch Date: December 25, 2013

Commissioned: July 14, 2014


The Algoma Harvester was constructed by Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry as a gearless bulk carrier as part of Algoma Central Corporation’s fleet renewal program. The Algoma Harvester is the second vessel constructed of the Equinox class. The Equinox class ships are significantly more efficient than their fleetmates, and are equipped with exhaust scrubber systems that remove 97% of sulfur oxide emissions.

General Stats

Length Overall: 740′

Length Between Perpendiculars: 728’06”

Breadth: 78′

Depth: 48’03”

Loaded Draft: 33′

Capacity: 39,064 Tons

Vessel Type: Gearless Bulk Carrier

Number of Cargo Holds: 5 [Hatch-Hold Arrangement: 3-4-3-4-3]

Number of Hatches: 17 [Dimensions: 51’11”x 22’4”]

Primary Operations: Ore, Grain Trades

Propellers: 1 Controllable Pitch Propeller

Rudders: 1

Engineering Equipment



Engine Type: Diesel Engine

Engine Manufacturer: Wartsila, Helsinki, Finland

Engine Model: 5RT-fled50-D

Number of Engines: 1

Rated HP: 11,863 BHP



Algoma Harvester – 2014-Present

Owner: Algoma Central Corp., St. Catharines, ON

Operator: Algoma Central Corp.

Flag: Canadian

Home Port: St. Catharines, ON

Her Story

The Algoma Harvester was the second vessel of a planned eight ships built for Algoma Central Corporation’s Equinox class fleet renewal program. The Harvester was launched on December 25, 2013 and completed in early 2014. She was then sailed to North America, being christened on July 14, 2014 at Hamilton, Ontario.

The Algoma Harvester suffered from engine problems and hull cracking during the 2018 season.

The Algoma Harvester is an active carrier in the ore and grain trades.

Compiled By Brendan Falkowski

Updated on April 2, 2020

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