MILLENIUM FALCON - Georgetown, Cayman Islands       Call sign - ZCRP     IMO number - 8014708
Owner - Millenium V Inc., Greece     Manager - Millenium Maritime Services Ltd., Greece

Location - Millenium Falcon was photographed while she was transitting downbound in the Welland Canal at Thorold, Ontario, Canada
Photograph Date - 5 July 1999     Photographer - Jeff Cameron     Added to archive - 22 January 2004     Last updated - 22 January 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - May 1980
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - June 1981
  Delivered (aft section) - September 1981
  Delivered (fwd section) - September 1981
  Entered service - unknown
  Newbuild price - $15.660 million (US)

  (a) Oak Star - Liberia (1982)
  (b) Soren Toubro - India (1998)
  (c) Millenium Falcon - Cayman Islands (2002)
  (d) Giant - Hong Kong

  As of January 2004 Giant was still in service
  however her career is likely nearing its end

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Geared bulk carrier
  Gross tonnage - 16,798
  Net tonnage - 9,902
  Deadweight tonnage - 27,048
  L.O.A. - 191.29 meters ( 627' 7" )
  L.B.P. - 182.81 meters ( 599' 9" )
  Width overall - 22.94 meters ( 75' 3" )
  Width moulded - 22.86 meters ( 75' 0" )
  Draught - 9.494 meters ( 31' 2" )
  Depth - 13.49 meters ( 44' 3" )
  Number of cargo holds - 5
  Volume of cargo holds - 32,447 m3
  Number of hatch covers - 5
  Cargo cranes - 4 (20 tonnes)
  Strengthened for carrying heavy cargoes (eg. iron ore)
  Hold number 2 & 4 can be empty when 1,3 & 5 are full

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder (aft section) - Nipponkai Heavy Induystries Co. Ltd.
  Country - Toyama, Japan
  Hull number - 219
  Builder (fwd section) - Rinkai Manufacturing Company Ltd.
  Country - Setoda, Japan
  Hull number - 54
  Engine builder - Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
  Country - Tamano, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - B&W (model 7L55GFCA) 7-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 10,500 bhp or 7,723 kW
  Fuel - Diesel fuel & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel fuel oil capacity - 209.0 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 1,579.5 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - @ 30.0 tonnes/day ??
  Bunker tank heating coils - unknown
  Speed - 14.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Bow thuster - none
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - 3 x 400kW 450V 60Hz a.c.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - This section is open for all viewers to contribute any information about this ship that is known such as former owners, managers, charterers, accidents, conversions, drydockings, cargoes, voyages, sightings or ports of call etc..


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Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
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