Year Built: 2017-2019
Builder: 3 Maj Brodogradiliste d.d. [Uljanik Group], Rijeka, Croatia
Registry: CAN 843793
Laid Down: —
Launch Date: June 8, 2017
Commissioned: November 11, 2020
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.
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 Model: 5RT-flex50-D
Number of Engines: 1
Rated HP: 6,320 BHP
Algoma Intrepid – 2020-Present
Owner: Algoma Central Corp., St. Catharines, ON
Operator: Algoma Central Corp.
Home Port: Toronto, ON
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
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LeLievre, Roger. “Algoma Innovator”. Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping Online. N.d. Accessed 8 April 2020. <http://boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/AlgomaInnovator.htm>
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