Built by The Hakodate Dock Company in Japan as Yard Number 843 she left the builders on 22 September 2011 for her maiden voyage to Longview, Washington, USA to pick up logs for export to China.
She has five holds and is able to accommodate 40,452m2 of grain (Hold 1 = 5,492m3, Hold 2 & 3 = 9,067m3, Hold 4 = 8,943m3, Hold 5 = 7,883m3).
Each hold is covered by a folding type weather-tight steel hatch cover with Hatch 1 being 12.75m x 13.60m and hatches 2 to 5 all being 19.55m x 19.60m. She is also equipped with 4 x 30 MT Electro Hydraulic cranes.
She is 175.53m long with a 29.40m beam and a 9.64m summer draft.
Main engine is a Mitsubishi 6UEC45LSE diesel giving a service speed of 14.4 knots.
After I saw her in November she has been to (amongst other places) Gibraltar, Odessa and Piraeus, at the time of writing this blog a couple of days ago she was back in colder waters on her way across the Irish Sea bound for Belfast.
She is owned and operated by J. Lauritzen A/S which is based in
Copenhagen and supported by offices in Singapore, Stamford and Shanghai.
The Company was founded in 1884 and provides through Lauritzen Bulkers worldwide dry cargo ocean transportation through a fleet of approximately 125 vessels.
They also have two other divisions Lauritzen Kosan and Lauritzen Offshore which work in the petrochemical and liquefied petroleum gas industry and offshore industries respectively.
MMSI - 235088471
REG - UK, Douglas
IMO - 9424132
Call Sign - 2EVJ4
Built - Hakodate Dock Co. JP
Yard No. - 843
L 175.53m x 29.4m
GT - 19812
Liverpool, 25 November 2013