Year Built: 2017
Builder: 3 Maj Brodogradiliste d.d. [Uljanik Group], Rijeka, Croatia
Registry: CAN 841107
Laid Down: —
Launch Date: December 29, 2016
Commissioned: April 3, 2018
The Algoma Innovator was the first Equinox River Class ship constructed for Algoma Central Corporation. The Innovator features a forward mounted self-unloading system to increase versatility and make it easier to reach certain docks. 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.
Algoma Innovator is an identical sister ship to the Algoma Intrepid of 2018.
Her self-unloading system consists of a dual-hold belt with a forward loop-belt system to a 266′ deck-mounted boom.
Length Overall: 650’09”
Length Between Perpendiculars: 640’08”
Loaded Draft: 28’03”
Capacity: 25,054 Tons
Vessel Type: Loop-Belt Self-Unloader
Self-Unloading Boom Length: 266’01”
Number of Cargo Holds: 4 [Hatch-Hold Arrangement: 3-4-4-3]
Number of Hatches: 14
Primary Operations: Stone, Grain, Salt Trades
Propellers: 1 Controllable Pitch Propeller
Engine Type: Diesel Engine
Engine Manufacturer: Wartsila
Engine Manufacturer: Wartsila, Helsinki, Finland
Engine Model: 5RT-flex50-D
Number of Engines: 1
Rated HP: 6,320 BHP
Algoma Innovator – 2017-Present
Owner: Algoma Central Corp., St. Catharines, ON
Operator: Algoma Central Corp.
Home Port: Toronto, ON
The Algoma Innovator was constructed in Croatia as part of the second phase of Algoma Central’s Equinox class fleet renewal program. She features a forward-mounted unloading boom to make it easier to reach certain docks in tight locations. She was launched on December 26, 2016, and after a long voyage to Canada, entered service on the Great Lakes on April 3, 2018. The Algoma Innovator has found herself involved in Algoma’s winter salt runs, only spending about a month in layup in her first two seasons on the Great Lakes.
The Algoma Innovator is engaged in the stone, grain, and salt trades on the Great Lakes and Seaway system.
Compiled By Brendan Falkowski
Updated on April 8, 2020
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