MV Atlantic Rescuer
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1969 by F Schichau G.m.b.h, Bremerhaven (Yard No 1745) as a Tug/Salvage Ship
- Length: 50.78 m (overall) 44.99 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 11.71 m
- Depth: 5.36 m
- Draught: 4.865 m
- Tonnage: 661 gross/113 net/ deadweight
- Engines: 4SA 12 cy KH Deutz RBV12M350 diesel
- Power: 2207 kW/3000 hk
- Bollard Pull: 45t
- Speed: 15 knots
- Call Sign: DAIA, C4DV
- IMO Number: 6926048
- Official Number: 707986 (LR 1993 – 94)
- Port of Registry: Hamburg/Federal Republic of Germany, Limassol/Cyprus
- Sister-Ship: Oceanic, Arctic
June 2nd 1969: Launched.
June 16th 1969: Completed as BALTIC for Bugsier Reederei und Bergungs AG, Hamburg
1960’s – 70’s: Stationed at Dover
© Gordon Wise (@ Dover)
© John Jones (Carrick Roads on 06/07/1982).
May 9th 1983: Laid up in Bremerhaven.
April 4th 1986: Sold to Yau Wing Shipbreaking Ltd., Hong Kong and on the same day sold to North Atlantic Towage & Salvage Ltd, Valletta and renamed as ATLANTIC RESCUER.
2000: Purchased by Yau Wing Shipbreaking Ltd., Hong Kong.
September 2005: “Known to be abandoned off the Namibian coast”.
July 2008: Seen in a “wrecked state” in Walvis Bay, Namibia.
© Capt Hilmar Snorrason
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