Federal Danube

Federal Danube – Lake Ontario – Oakglen {3}

1980-Present

Oakglen on the Detroit River, July 28, 2019. Photo by Isaac Pennock

Specs

Build Information

Year Built: 1980

Builder: N. V. Cockerill Yards, Hoboken, Belgium

Hull #892

Registry: CAN. 833239

IMO #7901148

Laid Down: —

Launch Date: —

Commissioned: 1980

Construction

The Federal Danube was constructed in 1980 by N. V. Cockerill Yards of Hoboken Belgium, as a gearless bulk carrier for Fednav LTD. She was one of several sister ships constructed of the same design at that time.


General Stats

Length Overall: 729’11”

Length Between Perpendiculars: 711′

Breadth: 76’07”

Depth: 47′

Loaded Draft: 31’10”

Capacity: 35,630 Tons

Vessel Type: Gearless Bulk Carrier

Number of Cargo Holds: 7 [Hatch-Hold Arrangement: 1-1-1-1-1-1-1]

Number of Hatches: 7 [Dimensions: #1, 4, 7 – 43’x45′; #2, 3, 5, 6 – 85’x45′]

Primary Operations: Ore, Grain Trade

Propellers: 1 Controllable Pitch Propeller

Rudders: 1


Engineering Equipment

Original

Engine

Engine Type: Diesel Engine

Engine Manufacturer: B&W, Copenhagen, Denmark

Engine Model: 6K67GF

Number of Engines: 1

Rated HP: 11,600 BHP


History

Lineage

Federal Danube – 1980-1994

Owner: Fednav LTD., Montreal, QC

Operator: Fednav LTD.

Flag: Cyprus

Home Port: Limassol, CY


Lake Ontario – 1994-2009

Owner: Fednav LTD., Montreal, QC

Operator: Bay Ocean Management

Flag: Marshall Islands

Home Port: Majuro, MH


Oakglen {3} – 2009-Present

Owner: Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal, QC

Operator: Canada Steamship Lines

Flag: Canada

Home Port: Montreal, QC


Her Story

Federal Danube was constructed in 1980 by N. V. Cockerill Yards of Hoboken Belgium, as a gearless bulk carrier for Fednav LTD. She was one of several sister ships constructed of the same design at that time. She is 729’11’’ long, 76’07’’ wide, and 47’ deep, and is capable of carrying 35,630 Tons at a Mid-Summer draft of 31’10’’. Federal Danube is powered by a single 11,600 BHP B&W 6K67GF diesel engine.

On December 11, 1983, Federal Danube collided with the Beograd in Lake St. Louis on the St. Lawrence River. The Beograd began taking on water and was beached while Federal Danube received only cosmetic damage, proceeding to Toronto, Ontario, to unload. She later stopped at the Versatile Vickers shipyard in Montreal on December 31, 1983, for permanent repairs.

In 1994, management was shifted to Bay Ocean Management, and Federal Danube was renamed Lake Ontario and reflagged in the Marshall Islands. On May 4, 1999, Federal Danube was the first saltie of the season to call at Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Federal Danube became the fourth saltie to load taconite at the BN No. 5 ore dock in Superior, Wisconsin, on September 20, 2006, loading ore for the Mittal Steel Mill in Algeria.

In 2009, she was sold to Canada Steamship Lines, being reflagged Canadian and renamed Oakglen {3}.

Oakglen {3} remains in service today.


Compiled By Brendan Falkowski

Updated on November 2, 2020



Sources

Greenwood’s Guide to Great Lakes Shipping 2016, Harbor House Publishers, 2016. Pp. 3.4.

Matt Miner Collection

“Oakglen”. CSL Group. N.d. Accessed 15 September 2020. <https://www.cslships.com/sites/default/files/oakglen_-_new_version_2017.07_0.pdf>