Thunder Bay

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway

MV Thunder Bay is Canada Steamship Lines’ first of four new Trillium Class self-unloading Lakers to be introduced in the Great Lakes/ St. Lawrence River fleet. Like all Trillium Class vessels, MV Thunder Bay is equipped with leading-edge technology and is designed to provide overall operational efficiency.

The vessel features the latest engine technology and hull design to increase fuel efficiency and decrease air emissions, double hulls to prevent spills in the event of an accident as well as state-of-the-art cargo handling systems to minimize dust and cargo residue.

MV Thunder Bay is wholly owned and operated by CSL.

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Technical specifications
Classification Registered Lloyds Class + 100 A1
Year Built 2013
Horsepower BHP: 11,734 | kW: 8,750
Deadweight 34,490 tonnes
Gross tonnage 24,430 tonnes
Net tonnage 8,112 tonnes
Length Overall 225.50 m
Breadth moulded 23.76 m
Length B.P. (Lpp) 222.60 m
Depth (MLD) 14.75 m
Draft (in fresh water) - Midsummer 9.23 m
Draft (in fresh water) - Seaway 8.08 m
Deadweight - Midsummer 35,002 LT | 35,564 tonnes
Deadweight - Seaway 29,182 LT | 29,650 tonnes
Length of Boom 79.00 m
Number of Cargo Holds 5
Total Hold Capacity (including hatches) 41,918 cubic metres
Discharge Rate - Coal 4,400 mt/hr
Discharge Rate - Ore 5,000 mt/hr

Thunder Bay