FORMOSA Eight - Monrovia, Liberia       Call sign - ELSO4     IMO number - 9110640     Owner - Formosa Plastics Marine Corporation, Taiwan

Location - Photographed while she was underway at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada     Photograph Date - 30 July 1997    
Photographer - Rob Brown - Willem VanMaanen's collection     Added to archive - 17 Feb 2003     Last updated - 19 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - July 1994
  Keel laid - August 1995
  Launched - December 1995
  Delivered - May 1996

  (a) Formosa Eight - Liberia

  As of February 2003 she was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Chemical Tanker
  Gross tonnage - 19,095
  Net tonnage - 10,063
  Deadweight tonnage - 35,622
  L.O.A. - 174.92 meters
  L.B.P. - 167.00 meters
  Width overall - 30.0 meters
  Width moulded - 30.0 meters
  Draught - 10.53 meters
  Depth - 14.20 meters

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. Ltd.
  Country - Onishi, Japan
  Hull number - 2867
  Engine builder - Kobe Hatsudoki K.K., Kobe, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - Mitsubishi 6UEC60LA diesel
  Horsepower - 10,464 bhp (7,690 kW)
  Speed - 15.5 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, managers, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* Formosa Eight has operated under this name since her construction for the Formosa Plastics Transport Corporation, Taiwan (Formosa Plastics Marine Corp., manager)

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information - Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada

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