Great Lakes Fleet Page Vessel Feature - Algocatalyst
This double hulled ocean coastal tanker was built by Robb Caledon Shipbuilding Ltd., Dundee, Scotland and was launched Oct.19, 1971 as the Jon Ramsoy for K/S A/S Geir II & Co., Oslo, Norway. She is powered by a 6000 horsepower V-12 cylinder Pielstick diesel engine driving a controllable pitch propeller giving her a rated service speed of 14 knots. Her 14 heated cargo/bunker tanks can carry 82009 barrels at maximum Seaway draft of 26 feet and 84097 barrels (equivalent to 10560 tons dwt) at her maximum mid-summer draft of 28 feet 8 inches.
Halco Inc., Montreal, PQ bought the vessel in 1974 and renamed her Doan Transport. Upon the liquidation of the Halco tanker fleet in 1986, the Doan Transport and 5 other tankers were acquired by Enerchem Transport Inc., Montreal, PQ when she was renamed Enerchem Catalyst. As part of the Enerchem fleet, she was involved in the transportation of chemicals and petroleum products on the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, and along the East Coast.
Algoma Tankers Ltd., Dartmouth, NS (division of Algoma Central Corp.) acquired the Enerchem fleet prior to the commencement of the 1999 navigation season. After being overhauled at Verrault Shipyards, she re-entered service as the Algocatalyst. The Algocatalyst currently carries petroleum products mostly between various ports along the St. Lawrence River but has spent some time this season at her lay-up berth at Sorel, PQ.
Note: - Aug/04 sold for scrap $295 US/ldt (based on 3,230 ldt) & laid up at Sorel
- Feb. 8/05 departed for Turkey under own power after being renamed Catalyst (ownership listed as West Coast Shipping Lines Ltd.)
Overall dimensions Length 431'00" Beam 62'04" Depth 34'05" Capacity (barrels) 84,097