Manitoulin

Trelsi – Euro Swan – Lalandia Swan – Manitoulin

1991-Present

Manitoulin departing Muskegon, Michigan, May 2, 2020. Photo by Brendan Falkowski

Specs

Build Information

Stern Section

Year Built: 1991

Builder: Uljanik Brodogradiliste Shipyard, Pula, Croatia

Hull #–

Laid Down: —

Launch Date: —

Commissioned: 1991

Forebody & Cargo Section

Year Built: 2015

Builder: Chengxi Shipyard, Jiangyin, China

Hull # —

Laid Down: —

Launch Date: August 2015

Entire Vessel

Registry: CAN 838002

IMO #8810918

Commissioned: December 1, 2015

Construction

The Manitoulin was originally constructed in 1991 by Uljanik Brodogradiliste Shipyard in Pula, Croatia, as the tanker Trelsi.

The Manitoulin was rebuilt in 2015 by removing the tanker hull forward of the accommodations block and replacing it with a new, self-unloading forebody. Her self-unloading equipment consists of a dual hold belt leading to a forward loop-belt system to a 265′ deck-mounted boom.

Modifications

  • Rebuilt with a new self-unloading forebody, Chengxi Shipyard, Jiangyin, China, 2015.

General Stats

As Constructed as a saltwater tanker

Length Overall: —

Length Between Perpendiculars: —

Breadth: —

Depth: —

Loaded Draft: —

Capacity: —

Vessel Type: Petroleum Tanker

Number of Cargo Tanks: —

Primary Operations: Petroleum & Liquid Cargo Trades

Propellers: 1 Controllable Pitch Propeller

Rudders: 1

After rebuild and construction of new self-unloading forebody, 2015

Length Overall: 664′

Length Between Perpendiculars: —

Breadth: 78′

Depth: 45′

Loaded Draft: 30′

Capacity: 27,500 Tons

Vessel Type: Loop-Belt Self-Unloader

Self-Unloading Boom Length: Forward-Mounted; 265′

Number of Cargo Holds: —

Number of Hatches: 19 [Dimensions: #1-6, 8-18 – 44’x18′; #7, 19 – 48’x18′]

Primary Operations: Ore, Coal, Stone, Sand, Grain, Salt Trades

Propellers: 1 Controllable Pitch Propeller

Rudders: 1


Engineering Equipment

Original

Engine

Engine Type: Diesel Engine

Engine Manufacturer: MAN B&W, Augsburg, Germany

Engine Model: 5L5OMC

Number of Engines: 1

Rated HP: 8113 BHP


History

Lineage

Trelsi – 1991-2001

Owner: —

Operator: —

Flag: —

Home Port: —


Euro Swan – 2001-2011

Owner: —

Operator: —

Flag: —

Home Port: —


Lalandia Swan – 2011-2015

Owner: Uni Tankers, Middlefart, Denmark

Operator: Uni Tankers

Flag: Denmark

Home Port: Middlefart, Denmark


Manitoulin – 2015-Present

Owner: Lower Lakes Towing LTD., Port Dover, ON [Rand Logistics]

Operator: Lower Lakes Towing LTD.

Flag: Canada

Home Port: Port Dover, ON


Her Story

The Manitoulin was originally constructed in 1991 by Uljanik Brodogradiliste Shipyard in Pula, Croatia, as the tanker Trelsi.

In 2001, she was sold and renamed Euro Swan. She was sold once again in 2011 and renamed Lalandia Swan.

In March 2014, Rand Logistics purchased the Lalandia Swan through their Canadian subsidiary Lower Lakes Towing. She was taken to Chengxi Shipyards in Jiangyin, China, where her tanker hull was cut off just forward of her accommodations block, and a new self-unloading forebody was constructed and welded to the stern section of the tanker, creating a new self-unloading river class ship. The vessel was christened Manitoulin on September 28, 2015, and departed China soon after, arriving in mid-November. She entered the Seaway system for the first time on December 1, 2015.

The Manitoulin continues to be an active and busy member of Rand Logistics’ Lower Lakes Towing fleet, serving the iron ore, coal, stone, sand, grain, and salt trades.


Compiled By Brendan Falkowski

Updated on September 2, 2020


Gallery


Sources

Greenwood’s Guide to Great Lakes Shipping 2016, Harbor House Publishers, 2016. Pp. 4.12.

LeLievre, Roger. “Manitoulin (5)”. Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping Online. N.d. Accessed 1 September 2020. <http://boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/Manitoulin5.htm>

“M/V Manitoulin”. Rand Logistics, N.d. Accessed 1 September 2020. <https://www.randlog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Rand-Vessel-Profile-MOU-8-2019.pdf>