© Nigel ThorntonMV Amadea – Past and Present

MV Amadea

ex Asuka

© Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1991 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki, Japan. (Yard No 2050) for Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Tokyo, Japan. Launched April 6th 1991.

Technical Data

  • Length: 192.81m
  • Breadth of Hull: 24.70m
  • Draught: 6.6m
  • Tonnage: 28,717 gross, 2,248 deadweight
  • Engines: Two MAN-Mitsubishi 7L58/64 diesels
  • Power: 17,300kW
  • Speed: 21 knots
  • Capacity: 584 passengers
  • Call Sign: C6VE9
  • MMSI Number: 308445000
  • IMO Number: 8913162
  • Registry: Bahamas

Current Location

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April 6th 1991: Launched.

December 1991: Delivered to Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Tokyo, Japan.

December 24th 1991: Maiden cruise between Yokohama- Taiwan.

1991: Thereafter cruising south-east Asia/Australia.

May 21st 2005: Called at Dover for the first time.

Asuka © Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton

April 2006: She was replaced by the CRYSTAL HARMONY. Renamed AMADEA . She would be in future operating for Phoenix Reisen, Germany.

January 7th 2006: Chartered to Phoenix Reisen and will begin her repositioning voyage on March 16th as AMADEA from Japan to Europe.

© Nigel Thornton  © Nigel Thornton

Amadea © Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton

May 10th 2006: Inaugural call at Dover.

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt (Dover-Marina)

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Nigel Scutt (Dover-Marina) for his assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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