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Postby aukepalmhof » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:37 pm

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As given by Watercraft Philately January/February 2015 the vessel depict on this stamp is the BAFFIN when she was moored alongside the Nalunaq gold mine. The photo’s where made in the summer of 2006 after which the stamp is designed and were taken by Steve Jarvis.

She was built as a bulk carrier under yard No 1081 by Daewon Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Geoje, South Korea for Federal Arctic Liberia Ltd. (Anglo-Eastern Ship Management), Monrovia.
29 November 1994 keel laid down.
09 January 1995 launched as the FEDERAL BAFFIN.
Tonnage 27,078 grt, 13,844 net, 43,706 dwt., dim. 190 x 30.5 x 16.6m., draught 11.52m, length bpp. 183.4m.
Powered by one 6-cyl B&W 2SA oil engine manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., 15,600 bhp, one shaft, speed 15.5 knots.
Fuel capacity 1,898 m³.
Cargo capacity 52,347 bale, 54,666 grain.
Ice strengthened. 5 holds.
15 March 1995 completed.
1996 Transferred to Barbados flag with homeport Bridgetown.
2005 Sold to Arlemia Shipping Co. Ltd. (Marlow Navigation Co. Ltd., managers), Limassol, Cyprus and renamed in BAFFIN.
As so she is depicted on the stamp when loading 41,463 tons of gold ore. The ore was bound for a smelter in Spain.
Nalunaq gold miner used a smaller vessel later to ship out the ore, and they grew smaller as time went by. In the end they were about 10,000 tons (i.e. from February 2007 to March 2009, when Crew Gold closed the mine). From 2004 to end 2006 the ore was shipped to Spain, and to Newfoundland from 2007 to 2009 where Crew Gold had bought the Nugget Pond facility. ... 4060,d.dGY
Early 2008 she was sold to Power Bulk Shipping Inc., Panama and renamed ICE POWER II.
End of 2008 renamed by the company in IZARA PRINCESS.
Early 2009 sold to Cedar 4 Shipping Inc., Panama and renamed CEDAR 4.
End of 2009 sold to Danskib 80 (Nordic Bulk Carriers, Hellerup, Denmark), Hong Kong and renamed NORDIC BARENTS. Managed by Wallem Shipmanagement.
07 March 2014 sold or transferred to Nordic Bulk Barents Ltd. Hellerup, Denmark, under Panama flag and registry, managed by Nordic Bulk Carriers A/S. Not renamed.
2015 Same name and owners, IMO No 9079169.

Greenland 2015 3.00 kr. Sg?, scott?
Sources: Lloyd’s 2001-02; 2006-07; various Marine News; Volker Nitsch- mann, Telepost Greenland Post; Símun D. Olsen, Geologist; https:// 15_engelsk.pdf. ClassNK Register of Ships. Watercraft Philately Jan/Feb 2015 page 59.
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