Algoma Intrepid

Algoma Intrepid

2020-Present

Algoma Intrepid unloading salt at Muskegon, Michigan, January 27, 2021. Photo by Ross & Deb Falkowski

Specs

Build Information

Year Built: 2017-2019

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

Hull #733

Registry: CAN 843793

IMO #9773387

Laid Down: —

Launch Date: June 8, 2017

Commissioned: November 11, 2020

Construction

The Algoma Intrepid was built in 2019 by 3 Maj Brodogradiliste d.d. of Rijeka, Croatia, as a self-unloading bulk carrier for the Algoma Central Corporation. She is the second Equinox River Class ship constructed for Algoma Central Corporation. The Intrepid 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.

The Intrepid is an identical sister ship to the Algoma Innovator. The contract for the ship was cancelled part way through construction, but was later renewed and the hull completed and delivered in October 2020.

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

Original

Engine

Engine Type: Diesel Engine

Engine Manufacturer: Wartsila

Engine Model: 5RT-flex50-D

Number of Engines: 1

Rated HP: 6,320 BHP


History

Lineage

Algoma Intrepid – 2020-Present

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

Operator: Algoma Central Corp.

Flag: Canada

Home Port: Toronto, ON


Her Story

The keel for Algoma Intrepid was laid in late 2016 as the Algoma Endurance, being launched on June 8, 2017. Algoma Central cancelled the construction contract for the Intrepid and three other 740′ Equinox Class ships, due to delays and the shipyard experiencing financial difficulties. The contract for the Intrepid was renewed on September 4, 2019, also when her hull name was changed from Algoma Endurance to Algoma Intrepid. Algoma Intrepid was completed in early October 2020, and after passing sea trials, was delivered to Algoma.

She departed Croatia on October 7, 2020, on her way home to the Great Lakes, arriving at Montreal on November 10, 2020. She soon transited the Welland Canal to unload her ballast cargo and proceeded to Goderich, ON, to load her first official cargo.

The Algoma Intrepid is engaged in the stone, grain, and salt trades on the Great Lakes and Seaway system.


Compiled By Brendan Falkowski

Updated on November 17, 2020


Gallery


Sources

“Algoma Innovator”. Algoma Central Corporation. N.d. Accessed 8 April, 2020. <https://www.algonet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Algoma-Innovator.pdf>

LeLievre, Roger. “Algoma Innovator”. Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping Online. N.d. Accessed 8 April 2020. <http://boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/AlgomaInnovator.htm>

LeLievre, Roger. Know Your Ships: 2020. Marine Publishing, 2015. Pp. 34.

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