MV Blacky

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Blacky unloading raw sugar at Redpath sugar refinery.

Blacky is a bulk carrier operated by Canfornav.[1] She was built in China, and commissioned in Montreal on November 3, 2008. She was the first of her class. CanFornav intends to build sixteen vessels. Her sister ships include Andean, Barnacle, Brant, Chestnut, Labrador, Maccoa, Mottler, Ruddy, Shoveler, Torrent, Tufty, and Tundra.[2]

The vessel has three cranes, and six holds.[3]

The vessel's first voyage was a load of coke to Lorain, Ohio.[4]


Deadweight tonnage 30,801 tonnes
Gross tonnage 19,814 tonnes
Net tonnage 10,208 tonnes
Length 185 m (606.96 ft)
Beam 23.7 m (77.76 ft)
Draft 10.4 m (34.12 ft)
Airdraft 37.8 m (124.02 ft)
Engine STX Man B&W 6S46MC-C
Power 7,200 kilowatts
Speed 13.5 knots
Bowthruster 900 kilowatts


  1. Naming Ceremony of a new Canfornav vessel at the Port of Montreal, Market wire, 2008-11-03. Retrieved on 2015-09-18.
  2. Highlights: Canadian Forest Navigation (Canfornav), Hwy H2O. Retrieved on 2015-09-18. “The M/V Torrent is one of 12 new bulk carriers of the same class and size built in the last three years for the Canfornav fleet suitable to trade the Great Lakes. Except for the Labrador, her sister ships, the Andean, Barnacle, Blacky, Brant, Chestnut, Maccoa, Mottler, Ruddy, Shoveler, Tufty, and Tundra have all visited the Great Lakes-Seaway System since the 2008 shipping season.”
  3. 3.0 3.1 M/V Blacky, Canfornav. Retrieved on 2015-09-18.
  4. M/V Blacky, Spec3photo, November 2008. Retrieved on 2015-09-18. “Built in 2008, she is the newest member of the 'CanForNav' fleet and her maiden voyage was a load of 'Coke' to Lorain, OH.”