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MV Baffin Strait (AK-W9519)

Container Ship:
  • Laid down, 8 February 1996, as MV Steamer's Future at Wuhu Shipyard in Wuhu, China for the Keppel Corporations, Straits Steamship Company, Singapore
  • Sold in March 2004 to Interorient Steam Ship Co.
  • Resold in April 2004 to Rehder & Arkon, Hamburg, Germany, renamed the ship MV Baffin Strait
  • Sold in October 2004 to TransAtlantic Lines, Greenwich, CT.
  • Contracted by MSC, while owned and operated by Trans Atlantic Lines
  • Placed in service as MV Baffin Strait (AK-W9519) for a charter period from 10 January 2005 to 30 September 2008, to provide service between Singapore and Diego Garcia
  • MV Baffin Strait was of Military Sealift Command's seven Container Ships and is part of the 28 ships in the Sealift Program Office.
    Displacement 8,299 t.
    Length 330'
    Beam 53'
    Draft 21'
    Speed 13 kts.
    Armament none
    Complement 13 Civilian Mariners
    one Wärtsilä Vasa 9R32E Diesel engine
    Ship's Service Generators
    two 400Kw Wärtsilä UD 25 L6 55D auxiliary generators
    one Cummins emergency Diesel generator
    single propeller
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    MV Baffin Strait (AK-W9519) - MSC Charter
    Baffin Strait 307k MV Baffin Strait (AK-W9519) underway, date and location unknown. Global Security web site
    Mercantile Service
    Baffin Strait 319k Ex-MV Baffin Strait (AK-W9519) in service as the Trans Atlantic Lines MV TransAtlantic underway, 14 February 2011, location unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Haus U.S. Merchant Marine.
    Robert Hurst
    Baffin Strait 1021k MV TransAtlantic moored pierside, at San Juan, Puerto Rico, 5 August 2011.
    Photo courtesy of Haus U.S. Merchant Marine.
    Robert Hurst

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