Algoma Sault

Algoma Sault


Algoma Sault on the Welland Canal, May 26, 2019. Photo by Isaac Pennock


Build Information

Year Built: 2017

Builder: Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group Ltd., Jingjiang City, China

Hull #1243

Registry: CAN 841203

IMO #9619282

Laid Down: March 3, 2017

Launch Date: July 12, 2017

Commissioned: April 3, 2018


The Algoma Sault was the second self-unloading Equinox class bulk carrier to be constructed for Algoma Central Corporation. Construction was started on her soon after her sister Algoma Niagara was launched. 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.

General Stats

Length Overall: 740′

Length Between Perpendiculars: 728’06”

Breadth: 78′

Depth: 48’02”

Loaded Draft: 31’05”

Capacity: 37,367 Tons

Vessel Type: Loop-Belt Self-Unloader

Self-Unloading Boom Length: Stern-Mounted; 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

Rudders: 1

Engineering Equipment



Engine Type: Diesel Engine

Engine Manufacturer: Sulzer, Winterthur, Switzerland

Engine Model: 7RTA48T-B

Number of Engines: 1

Rated HP: 11,140 BHP



Algoma Sault – 2017-Present

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

Operator: Algoma Central Corp.

Flag: Canada

Home Port: Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Her Story

The Algoma Sault was constructed in 2017 for the Algoma Central Corporation as part of their Equinox class fleet renewal program. She is the second self-unloader constructed of the class. The Sault replaced her earlier fleetmate Algosoo. Algoma Sault was laid down on March 3, 2017, and launched on July 12, 2017. After sailing from China to the Great Lakes, she entered service on April 3, 2018.

The Algoma Sault 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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