MV Atlantic Acanthus – Past and Present

MV Atlantic Acanthus

ex Atlantic Iris

© Seatrade

© Seatrade

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Shin Kurushima Dockyard (Yard No 7112) as a refrigerated cargo/vehicles vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 144.52 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 21.80 m
  • Depth: 13.10 m
  • Draught: 9.18 m
  • Tonnage: 9,649.00 gross/ 5,349.00 net/ 11,788 deadweight
  • Engines: 1 x 7-cylinder Kobe diesel
  • Power: 9,267 kW/HP
  • Speed:  18.5 knots (max. sea speed), 21.8 knots (max trial)
  • Capacity: 4 hatchways, REF 14286 DRY; TEU-120 FEU-88 REF; TEU-80 FEU-80
  • Call Sign: 3FGO9, C6ZG7
  • IMO Number: 9189897
  • Official Number: 9189897
  • Port of Registry: Panama, Nassau/Bahamas
  • Sister-Ship: Atlantic Hollyhock

Current Location

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December 1998: Launched.

March 1999: Completed as ATLANTIC IRIS.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (River Schelde, 01/08/2001)

2005: Registered owner; LA Chemics Inc. Managers; Orient Marine Co., Ltd

2006: Registered owner; Tri-Tankship SA


© Robert Fournier (Dover, 25/08/2007)

© Henk Guddee  © Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee (Terneuzen, 20/06/2007)

© David Pratt  © Daniel Ferro

© David Pratt (Tauranga, 28/05/2011) (left) and © Daniel Ferro (Gibraltar, 11/07/2009) (right)  

May 9th 2011: Sold to Chartworld (Lobato Investments Ltd) and renamed ATLANTIC ACANTHUS. Manager; Seatrade Groningen.

© Juan Carlos C  © Juan Carlos C

© Juan Carlos C (Port of Valparaiso, Chile 20/01/2012).

© Ed Connell   © Nigel Scutt

© Ed Connell (left) and © Nigel Scutt (Dover Marina) (right)

© Frits Olinga  © Frits Olinga

© Frits Olinga (River Ems, 05/08/2018).

August 18th 2019: Due at Dover.

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: Juan Carlos C, Ed Connell, Daniel Ferro, Robert Fournier, Henk Guddee, Frits Olinga, David Pratt and Simonwp for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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