© John JonesMV Baltic – Salvage Tug

MV Atlantic Rescuer

ex Baltic

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1969 by F Schichau G.m.b.h, Bremerhaven (Yard No 1745) as a Tug/Salvage Ship

Technical Data

  • 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

© Gordon Wise (@ Dover)

© John Jones

© 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  © Capt Hilmar Snorrason

© Capt Hilmar Snorrason

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: John Jones, Capt Hilmar Snorrason and Gordon Wise for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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