Algoma Innovator

Algoma Innovator


Algoma Innovator on the St. Marys River, August 9, 2018. Photo by Roger LeLievre


Build Information

Year Built: 2017

Builder: 3 Maj Brodogradiliste d.d. [Uljanik Group], Rijeka, Croatia

Hull #732

Registry: CAN 841107

IMO #9772275

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.

General Stats

Length Overall: 650’09”

Length Between Perpendiculars: 640’08”

Breadth: 78′

Depth: 44’07”

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

Rudders: 1

Engineering Equipment



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.

Flag: Canada

Home Port: Toronto, ON

Her Story

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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