MV Caroline Russ
ex Corsica Linea Dui, Caroline Russ
Caroline Russ – © Simonwp
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1999 by J.J. Sietas KG, Hamburg, Germany (Yard No 1188) as Roll on/Roll off (RoRo) Cargo Ship
- Length: 153.38 m (overall) 146.80 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 26.60 m
- Depth: 8.32 m
- Draught: 6.988 m (summer)
- Tonnage: 10488 gross/3146 net/7097t deadweight
- Engines: 1 x Wärtsilä 16V46B – 4 stroke single acting 16 cylinder
- Power: 15600 kW/HP
- Speed: 21 knots
- Capacity: 12 Passengers/Bales: 14.599 m³/1.624 lane meter/120 Freight Trailers
- Crew: 14
- Call Sign: V2OC, CQBF
- MMSI Number: 255805834
- IMO Number: 9197533
- Official Number: 18690
- Port of Registry: Hamburg/Germany, St John’s/Antigua and Barbuda, Madeira/Portugal
- Sister-Ship: Elizabeth Russ, Friedrich Russ, Mistral, Miranda, Pauline Russ, Seagard
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December 19th 1997: Keel laid.
June 3rd 1999: Launched.
June 26th 1999: Christened.
June 30th 1999: Delivered to Caroline Russ Schiffahrts (Management Ernst Russ GmbH & Co KG), Hamburg, Germany.
July 12th 1999: Chartered to Transfennica Ltd., Helsinki, Finland for services Frederikshavn – Tilbury – Antwerp.
August 2002 – March 2003: Services between Lübeck – Hangö – Paldiski.
March 2003: Services between Raumo – Antwerp.
© Aleksi Lindström
January 2006: Services between Hangö – Gdynia.
March 2006: Services between Lübeck – Hangö – Paldiski.
September 25th 2006: Services between Frederikshavn – Rauma – Lübeck.
September 29th 2006: Services between Lübeck – St Petersburg – Frederikshavn.
November 9th 2006: Services between Lübeck – Hangö – Paldiski.
December 8th 2006: Services between Hangö – Raumo – Tilbury.
© Aleksi Lindström
© Andreas Wörteler (Sehestedt, 11/08/2007)
© Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 26/10/2013)
January 2016: Chartered to Corsica Linea for services between Corsica – Marseille.
February 2016: Renamed CORSICA LINEA DUI.
© Aleksi Lindström
March 6th 2016: Taken out of service and laid up in Marseille.
September 18th 2016: Arrived in Bremerhaven.
September 1st 2016: Renamed CAROLINE RUSS.
October 2016: Chartered to Stena Line for services between Hoek Van Holland – Killingholme.
© Frank Behrends (Rotterdam, 26/03/2017)
January 6th 2018 – February 21st 2018: Services between Gothenburg – Kiel.
March 2018: Chartered to GNV.
March 10th 2018: Services between Genoa – Trapani – Valletta.
September 2nd 2019: Left Genoa and sailed to Viana Do Castelo, Portugal for refit at Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo (ENVC) .
September 2019: Chartered to P&O Ferries for services Calais – Tilbury.
September 14th 2019: Left Viana Do Castelo, destination showing as Calais (eta 17/09/2019 07:00 LT (UTC +2))
September 17th 2019: Arrived in Calais.
© Julien Carpentier (Calais, 17/09/2019)
September 23rd 2019 (23 22:44 LT (UTC +2): Inaugural departure of her twice daily service Calais – Tilbury.
September 24th 2019 (03:22 LT (UTC +1): Arrived Tilbury and continued service.
December 22nd 2019: Arrived in Tilbury and remained in the port. Media sources suggested that, owing to lack of demand, the service has been terminated.
February 4th 2020: Left Tilbury and sailed to Antwerp Anchorage.
February 21st 2020: Arrived in Zeebrugge.
March 3rd 2020: Left Zeebrugge.
March 6th 2020: Arrived Kiel to commence i month charter to DFDS for services between Kiel – Klaipeda
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