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Edouard Simard (1979/07/07)
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Edouard Simard (1979/07/07)
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Le Chene No. 1 (1983/08)
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Le Chene No. 1 (1988/09/26)
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Enerchem Trader (1997/06/22)
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Enerchem Trader (1997/06/22)
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Enerchem Trader (1998/09/18)
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Silverhead (2000/05/03)
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Silverhead (2000/05/03)
  IMO: 5166524  
Details/Construction
Builder:Marine Industries Ltd.Location:Sorel, Quebec, CanadaHull #:269
Keel Layed:Launched:1961/04/22Commissioned:1961/08
Propulsion
As builtType:1 diesel engineOutput:13.5 knots
Manufacturer:
Dimensions
As builtLength:121.5 m (398.6 ft)Gross Tonnage:5104
Breadth:15.9 m (52.1 ft)Net Tonnage:3446
Depth:8.5 m (27.8 ft)Dead Weight:7172
Year: 1979Length:126.8 m (416.0 ft)Gross Tonnage:5065
Breadth:15.9 m (52.1 ft)Net Tonnage:3451
Depth:8.5 m (27.8 ft)Dead Weight:
Change Description:New midbody was fitted at Sorel, Quebec in 1979 since her original cargo tanks were badly corroded
Owner HistoryFleet History
OwnerManagerFromUntil
Marine Industries Ltd. - Sorel, Quebec, Canada19611963
Branch Lines Ltd. - Canada19631968
Societe Sofati-Soconav Ltee. - Canada19681997
Enerchem Transport Inc. - Montreal, Quebec19971999
Silverhead Inc. - Panama19992003
FleetFromUntil
Name HistoryRegistration History
NameCall SignUntil
J. Edouard Simard1967
Edouard Simard1982/04/13
Le Chene No. 11997/04
Enerchem Trader2000/04/18
Silverhead2003/07
NumberPortCall SignMMSIFromUntil
Can 312958 Sorel, Quebec, Canada 1961 1997
Can 312958 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1997 1999
Panama 1999 2003
Description
By Skip Gillham - from his book - Branch Lines and Socanav Tankers of the Great Lakes

The launching of the J. EDOUARD SIMARD in 1961 marked a change in company policy. It was intended to name this tanker OAKBRANCH but this was changed to honour one of the company founders. The vessel sailed from the Marine Industries shipyard on August 15, 1961 and loaded at Montreal for Hall Beach and Foxe Basin in the Canadian Arctic. The ship returned north in following summers to places such as Broughton Island, Clyde River and as far north as Eureka.

In 1967 the name was shortened to EDOUARD SIMARD. A decision was made to replace the badly corroded tanks in 1978-79 and the work was done at Sorel by M.I.L. and cost a reported $4 million. The hull was lengthened at this time from 125.75 meters (412’7”) to 131.06 meters (430’) and the tonnage was changed to 5,065 gross. The gessel continued to be powered by a 4,000 horsepower Burnmeister & Wain diesel engine.

EDOAURD SIMARD entered Port Weller Drydocks in May 1971 to have ice damage repaired. On December 7, 1979 she grounded off Amherstburg, Ontario in the Detroit River while carrying calcium chloride and on February 2, 1981 she was involved in a collisiion with JAMES TRANSPORT on the St. Lawrence above Port Neuf, Quebec.

When the fleet changed hands, the name became LE CHENE No. 1 at Sorel, Quebec on April 13, 1982. She served Socanav until their demise in 1997 and then joined Enerchem Transports Ltd. The hull was repainted in their colours at Sarnia and the ship returned to work in June 1997 as ENERCHEM TRADER. Service on their behalf ended when this tanker tied up at Montreal on December 25, 1998. During the winter the remaining Enerchem ships were sold to Algoma Tankers Ltd. but ENERCHEM TRADER remained inactive.

Early in the Spring of 2000 she was resold and reflagged Panamanian. The name was changed to SILVERHEAD on April 18, 2000 and she left for Dubai, United Arab Emirates on May 3. The departure marked the last of the former Branch Lines fleet to leave Canadian registry.
Disposition
Description/LocationScrapped at Gadani Beach, Pakistan
Arrival at Yard2003/07Beached:Work Began:
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