Past and Present

MV Boulonnais – Past and Present

MV Boulonnais

ex Saint Louisien, Marseillais 8, Cabo Espichel

Boulonnais © Robert Fournier

Steel twin screw tug built in 1973 by Argibay, Alverca, Portugal (Yard no 130) as a port/coastal tractor and fire-fighting tug

Technical Data

  • Length: 28.22m (overall), 27.03m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 8.5m
  • Depth: 3.41m
  • Draught: 3.89m
  • Tonnage: 194 gross/25 net/299 deadwight
  • Engines: (2) 4T x 8-cylinder MaK3M282 diesels
  • Speed: 12.5 knots
  • Power: 2400 kW (3260 bhp)
  • Bollard Pull: 28 tonnes
  • Call Sign: LX-3080-TL, FG7555
  • MMSI Number: 227004460
  • IMO Number: 7305930
  • Registry Number: 933R25
  • Registry: Lisbon/Portugal, Martigues/France, Boulogne sur Mer/France

Current Location

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History

1973: Constructed for General Administration of Oporto, Lisbon for port duties and rescue service.

April 1987: Port Management, Lisbon.

© Capt Jan Melchers

© Capt Jan Melchers

1989: Laid up and advertised for sale.

1990: Sold to Cie Soc Generale et de Travaux Maritimes and renamed MARSEILLAIS 8.

1990: Sold to Arpec-Ste d’Armement et de Pêche, Saint Louis du Rhone and renamed SAINT LOUISIEN.

© Yvon Perchoc

© Yvon Perchoc

1992 – 1993: Registered owner shown as Compagnie Marseillaise de Remorque et de Salvage Chambon.

2001: Sold to Boulonnaise de Remorque and renamed BOULONNAIS.

  © Robert Fournier

 

© Robert Fournier (all)

23rd February 2015: Arrived in Dover to cover for the DHB Dauntless whilst she underwent a refit in Hull.


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: Robert Fournier, Capt Jan Melchers and Yvon Perchoc for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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