Malinska

Malinska – Daviken – Algoma Discovery

1987-Present

Algoma Discovery on the St. Marys River, June 29, 2019. Photo by Daniel Lindner

Specs

Build Information

Year Built: 1987

Builder: 3 Maj Brodogradiliste d.d. Shipyard, Rijeka, Croatia

Hull #642

Registry: CAN. 834989

IMO #8505848

Laid Down:

Launch Date: November 25, 1986

Commissioned: Early 1987

Construction

The Malinska was constructed in 1987 by 3 Maj Brodogradiliste d.d. Shipyard of Rijeka, Croatia, as an ocean going bulk carrier. She was constructed to maximum Seaway dimensions and was fitted with 3 large deck cranes.

The Malinska was one of three sister ships, the other two being the Petka [Sandviken, 2000; Algoma Spirit, 2008;] and the Omisalj [Goviken, 1997; Algoma Guardian, 2008;]. These triplets still remain the largest saltwater vessels to visit the Great Lakes.

Modifications

  • Deck cranes removed, 2010.

General Stats

Length Overall: 729′

Length Between Perpendiculars: 710’04”

Breadth: 75’09”

Depth: 48’05”

Loaded Draft: 33’10”

Capacity: 34,380 Tons

Vessel Type: Gearless Bulk Carriers

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

Number of Hatches: 7 [Dimensions: #1 – 48’x44′; #2, 4, 6 – 47’x44′; #3, 5, 7 – 63’x44′]

Primary Operations: Ore, Grain Trade

Propellers: 1 Controllable Pitch Propeller

Rudders: 1


Engineering Equipment

Original

Engine

Engine Type: Diesel Engine

Engine Manufacturer: Sulzer, Winterthur, Switzerland

Engine Model: 6RTA62

Number of Engines: 1

Rated HP: 15,490 BHP


History

Lineage

Malinska – 1987-1988

Owner: Jugolinija [State-operated shipping line of Yugoslavia]

Operator: Jugolinija

Flag: Croatia

Home Port: Dubrovnik, HR


Malinska – 1988-1989

Owner: Jugolinija [State-operated shipping line of Yugoslavia]

Operator: Misener Transportation, St. Catharines, Ontario [Charterer]

Flag: Croatia

Home Port: Dubrovnik, HR


Malinska – 1989-1992

Owner: Jugolinija [State-operated shipping line of Yugoslavia]

Operator: Jugolinija

Flag: Croatia

Home Port: Dubrovnik, HR


Malinska – 1992-1997

Owner: Croatia Line

Operator: Croatia Line

Flag: Croatia

Home Port: Dubrovnik, HR


Daviken – 1997-2008

Owner: Viken Shipping

Operator: Viken Shipping

Flag: Bahamas

Home Port: Nassau, BS


Algoma Discovery – 2008-2011

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

Operator: Algoma Central Corporation

Flag: Bahamas

Home Port: Nassau, BS


Algoma Discovery – 2011-Present

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

Operator: Algoma Central Corp.

Flag: Canada

Home Port: St. Catharines, ON


Her Story

The Malinska was constructed in 1987 by 3 Maj Brodogradiliste d.d. Shipyard of Rijeka, HR, as an ocean going bulk carrier. She was constructed to maximum Seaway dimensions and was fitted with 3 large deck cranes. The Malinska was constructed for Jugolinija, the state-operated shipping line of Yugoslavia. She was launched on November 25, 1986, entering service in 1987.

On one of her first trips into the St. Lawrence Seaway system, the Malinska struck the approach wall at the Snell Lock on May 5, 1987, ripping a 40’x8′ gash in her bow. In 1988, the Malinska was chartered by Misener Transportation for two seasons.

In June 1991, the Malinska ran aground on Main Duck Island at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River on Lake Ontario, requiring repairs at Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines. She arrived at the shipyard for repairs on June 2, and departed on June 24, 1991.

After the fall of the USSR in 1991, Jugolinija reorganized as a private firm, also changing their name to Croatia Lines in February of 1992. The fleet was repainted with royal blue hulls. The Malinska was the last saltie of the season in the Seaway system on December 28, 1994.

On October 31, 1997, the Malinska was sold to Viken Shipping, being renamed Daviken. She continued on ocean and Great Lakes trade routes. On October 20, 2000, the Daviken suffered an engine room fire, losing power, and thus ran aground in Lake St. Clair. She was freed soon after.

On May 3, 2008, Algoma Central Corporation purchased the Daviken from Viken Shipping. The Daviken was renamed Algoma Discovery. She remained dedicated on ocean trade routes until February 2010, when her large deck cranes were removed in Europe, and she was reflagged Canadian on October 7, 2010.

The Algoma Discovery continues to be an active member of the Algoma Central fleet, serving the ore and grain trades.


Compiled By Brendan Falkowski

Updated on September 17, 2020


Gallery


Sources

Cioletti, Joe. “Algoma Discovery”. Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping Online. N.d. Accessed 17 September 2020. <http://boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/AlgomaDiscovery.htm>

Greenwood’s Guide to Great Lakes Shipping 2016, Harbor House Publishers, 2016. Pp. 3.1.

“Algoma Discovery”. Algoma Central Corporation. N.d. Accessed 17 September 2020. <https://www.algonet.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/DISCOVERY-201409.pdf>