MV Discovery Bay, Past and Present

13/02/2014: Expected at Dover. All local pics gratefully received.

MV Discovery Bay

 © Robert Smith

© Robert Smith

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1997 by  Kitanihon Zosen K.K. Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, Hichinohe, Japan  (Yard No. 305), as a refrigerated cargo ship. 

Technical Data

  • Length: 142.15m (overall), 133m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of hull: 22.0m
  • Depth: 13.0m
  • Draught: 8.61m
  • Tonnage: 8,924 gross (ITC 69)/4,685 net (ITC 69)/10100t deadweight
  • Engines: (1) 2T- 8-cylinder Mitsubishi – Akasaka diesel
  • Power: 11003kW/14950 hp
  • Speed: 21.2 knots
  • Number of Holds: 15
  • Capacity: 14809, TEU 200 
  • Call Sign: C6OP3
  • IMO Number: 9143740
  • Registry: Nassau/Bahamas.


February 1st 1997: Completed.

2006: In Service.  Registered Owner: Isolaverde Shipping Address: Bahamas. Ship Manager: Seatrade Groningen BV Address: 200, Laan Corpus den Hoorn, Groningen, Netherlands.

September 5th 2006: Visited Dover.

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We would like to thank:  Robert Smith for his assistance in producing this feature. All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for errors and omissions.

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

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