Norsteam – © Simonwp
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Aker Finnyards, Rauma, Finland (Yard No 425) as a RoRo Carrier for Bore Oy Ab, Helsinki, Finland
- Length: 180 m (overall) 166.20 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 25.20 m
- Depth: 16.70 m
- Draught: 6.50 m
- Tonnage: 19992 – 20296 gross/5998 – 6088 net/11564 – 11585t deadweight
- Engines: 2 x Wärtsilä 9L46C diesels.
- Power: 18900 kW/HP
- Speed: 20.5 knots (trial)
- Capacity: 12 passengers/ 2630 lane metres/29.150 m³
- Call Sign: PCCD, OJRC
- MMSI Number: 230653000
- IMO Number: 9186194
- Official Number: 12042
- Port of Registry: Rotterdam/ The Netherlands, Helsinki/Finland
- Sister Ships: Norsky
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January 1st 1998: Ordered.
January 29th 1999: Keel struck.
July 2nd 1999: Launched.
October 20th 1999: Christened.
October 27th 1999: Delivered to Bore Stream BV, Rotterdam, Holland and chartered to P&O North Sea Ferries.
October 29th 1999: Left Rauma for Middlesbrough.
November 1st 1999: Commenced service between Middlesbrough – Zeebrügge.
© Andreas Wörteler (Zeebrugge, 16/03/2002)
October 15th 2002: Services for P&O Ferries between Middlesbrough – Zeebrügge.
Norstream © Ken Smith (Tilbury, 13/09/2007)
April 2015: Registered to Bore Oy Ab, Helsinki, Finland.
Norstream © Cedric Hacke (Zeebrugge, 12/05/2018)
May 17th 2020: Conducted berthing trials at the new “Tilbury 2 Container Port”.
May 26th 2020: Commenced services Tilbury 2 – Zeebrugge.
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