Summer Ship Watching: Algoma Harvester

The Algoma Harvester navigates under Bridge 21 in Port Colborne.

The Algoma Harvester navigates under Bridge 21 in Port Colborne.

Welcome to our new feature Summer Ship Watching, our first featured ship is the Algoma Harvester.

The Algoma Harvester is an Equinox Class bulk cargo vessel and is part of Algoma’s 32 vessel Canadian flagged Great Lakes Fleet. (Source: http://www.green-marine.org/2014/07/17/the-algoma-harvester-arrives-in-the-great-lakes/ )

Consrtucted by Mingde Heavy Industry in Nantong, China (Source: http://maritime-connector.com/ship/algoma-harvester-9613939/), it was launched on December 25, 2013. On May 18, 2014, it arrived at the shipyard in Canada and was christened at Pier 26 South, Hamilton, on July 14, 2014 (Source: http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/AlgomaHarvester.htm).

The ship operates with 45 percent improved energy efficiency, carries 20 percent more cargo, has a lower fuel consumption with a 97 reduction in sulphur oxide emmissions and is highly automated, able to operate with 18 sailors. (Source: http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/AlgomaHarvester.htm). It navigates the Great Lakes and the Gulf of St. Lawrence delivering grain and iron ore.

Overall Dimensions

  • Length: 740′
  • Beam: 78′
  • Depth: 48′ 03″
  • Capacity: 39,400 tons
  • Power (diesel):10,680 bhp

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