Year Built: 2017
Builder: Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group Ltd., Jingjiang City, China
Registry: CAN 840674
Laid Down: September 2016
Launch Date: February 16, 2017
Commissioned: November 1, 2017
The Algoma Niagara was the first self-unloading Equinox class bulk carrier to be constructed for Algoma Central Corporation. She is built to the maximum allowable dimensions for the Seaway. 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.
Her self-unloading equipment consists of a dual-hold belt leading to an aft loop-belt system to a 264′ deck-mounted boom.
Length Overall: 740′
Length Between Perpendiculars: 728’06”
Loaded Draft: 31’05”
Capacity: 37,367 Tons
Vessel Type: Loop-Belt Self-Unloader
Self-Unloading Boom Length: 264′
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, Coal, Stone, Grain, Salt Trades
Propellers: 1 Controllable Pitch Propeller
Engine Type: Diesel Engine
Engine Manufacturer: Sulzer, Winterthur, Switzerland
Engine Model: 7RTA48T-B
Number of Engines: 1
Rated HP: 11,140 BHP
Algoma Niagara – 2017-Present
Owner: Algoma Central Corp., St. Catharines, ON
Operator: Algoma Central Corp.
Home Port: St. Catharines, ON
The Algoma Niagara was the first Equinox class self-unloading bulk carrier delivered to the Algoma Central Corporation. Her sister ship, Algoma Conveyor, was the first laid down, but construction was halted on her as the Nantong shipyard went bankrupt. Algoma switched construction contracts over to the Yangzijiang Shipyard in 2016, and the Niagara was the first ship delivered by them. Algoma Niagara was laid down in September 2016, and launched on February 16, 2017. After departing the shipyard in China, she set sail for Canada, passing through the Panama Canal and around the U.S. East Coast. She entered service on the Great Lakes November 1, 2017.
The Algoma Niagara is engaged in the ore, coal, stone, grain, and salt trades on the Great Lakes and Seaway system.
Compiled By Brendan Falkowski
Updated on April 7, 2020
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