Algoma Innovator
IMO 9773375

Upbound at the Soo Locks for the first time, April 20, 2018.
(Michelle Briggs)

Algoma Innovator, the first of the fleet’s two new Equinox-class 650-foot-long self-unloading dry-bulk freighters, departed the 3 Maj Shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia on Feb. 23, 2018 en route to Canada. She was expected to arrive in mid-March carrying a cargo of bauxite.

Algoma Innovator is the sixth Equinox-class vessel added to the company’s domestic fleet, bringing the total vessels in the class to seven, comprising four gearless bulkers and three self-unloaders.

"With the addition of the new class-leading vessels to our domestic fleet, the 2018 navigation season is already turning out to be an exciting one" said Ken Bloch Soerensen, president and CEO of Algoma. “The Algoma Innovator will be a leader in the river-class segment and we look forward to being able to offer more flexibility to our customers."

Written by Roger LeLievre.

Ship Particulars
Length 650' 09" (198.35m)
Beam 78' 00" (23.77m)
Depth 44' 06" (13.57m)
Midsummer Draft 28' 03" (8.6m)
Unloading Boom Conveyor Length 260' (79.25m)
Capacity 25,054 tons
Engine Power 11,144 bhp diesel


Algoma Innovator 2018 - Today
(Algoma Central Corp.)

Tied up in Montreal after arriving from Croatia, March 29, 2018.
(Rene Beauchamp)

Upbound near Mariatown on the Seaway for her first trip, April 4, 2018.
(Ron Beaupre)

Stern view.
(Ron Beaupre)

Upbound at the Soo Locks for the first time, April 20, 2018.
(Michelle Briggs)

Entering the Poe Lock.
(Michelle Briggs)

Arriving in Thunder Bay, April 22, 2018.
(Gene Onchulenko)

Downbound at Mission Pt., May 15, 2018.
(Roger LeLievre)



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