Description: Iroquois, Ont., St. Lawrence Seaway Date Taken: December 14th, 1969 Size: 5.02 x 3.00 Media: Print Creator: Collection: HCGL/MAIN Image ID: 003391
Registry and Rig Information
Vessel Name: MAPLEBRANCH
Official Number: 310914
Dimensions and Tonnage
Gross Tonnage: 4463.00
Net Tonnage: 3011.00
Hull Material: Steel
Hull Number: 00238
Rebuilds: Built as bulk cement carrier. Converted to tanker at Sorel, by Marine Industries, Ltd., in summer, 1968 (4491 gross - 3011 registered).
History: Canadian register closed May 18, 1982.
As MAPLEBRANCH: In collision, October 10, 1969, with Danish str. ATLANTIC SKOU, off Sorel, P.Q., St. Lawrence River.
Ran aground in heavy ice at entrance to Rimouski, P.Q., January 2, 1973; released on January 11, 1973.
Westbound, grounded below St. Romuald at 0519, July 9, but got herself off at 1541 and proceeded to Quebec.
Damaged while berthing at Imperial Oil dock, Chicoutimi, P.Q., July 22, 1973.
Suffered propeller damage at Seven Islands, P.Q., March 18, 1975; repairs made at Canadian Vickers, Montreal.
Grounded off St. Anthony, Newfoundland, on October 19, 1978, while bound from St. Romuald to Hawke Bay, Newfoundland. Freed herself, sustaining damage to several keel plates and bending propeller blades. Proceeded to Lauzon for permanent repairs.
Disposition: Sold for scrapping in Texas, summer 1988. (CHIPS, Vol. 17, No. 17, February 1989)
Builder: Marine Industries, Ltd.
Place Built: Sorel, P.Q.
Year Built: 1958
Branch Lines, Ltd.
1958 - 1979
Davie Shipbuilding, Ltd.
1979 - 1982
Bay Maritime Co. S.A. (Naviera Cerralvo S.A., Mgrs.)