MV Exxtor I, Past and Present

MV Nusa Agung

ex Charme, Canguro, Exxtor I, Cariari, Canto, Claro, Travetal.

Andreas Wörteler Collection

Andreas Wörteler Collection

Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1970 by  Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven, (Yard No 361) for J.A. Reinecke & Company, Germany as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry.

Technical Data

  • Length: 114.86m (overall), 103.41m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of Hull: 17.63m (extreme), 17.40m (registered)
  • Depth: 10.80m
  • Draught: 5.716 (maximum)
  • Tonnage: 1,599 – 1,873 -1,752 – 5,730 gross/729 – 613 net/2,967 – 2,900 deadweight
  • Engines: Two 8-cylinder Atlas/MaK 8M551AK diesels
  • Power: 5073 kW/6,800 bhp
  • Speed: 16.0 knots
  • Capacity: 12 passengers, 65 commercial trailers, 768 lane metres
  • Call Sign: DAJR (1970 – 1979), HO3762 (Cariari),YFPX (2005 – )
  • IMO Number: 7027423
  • Registry: Lubeck/Fed Rep of Germany, Panama, Jersey, Palermo/Italy, Jakarta/Indonesia
  • Sister ships: FuldatalWesertalWuppertal

History

March 16th 1970: Keel laid.

August 15th 1970: Launched.

December 15th 1970: Delivered to J.A.Reinecke, Lübeck, Germany.

Bernt Anderson Collection

Bernt Anderson Collection

December 21st 1970: Arrived in Travemünde.

January 1971 – December 23rd 1971: Chartered to Trave Line for services between Helsingborg – Travemünde.

January 6th 1972 – February 23rd 1972: Chartered to TT Line for services between Travemünde – Trelleborg.

March 8th 1972: Registered to MS Travetal, Singapore.

1972: Transferred to Rollonoff  Shipping Ltd, Singapore.

October 2nd 1972 – January 1973: Chartered to Compagnie Generale Tans Mediterranee, Marseilles for services between Marseilles and Corsica.

1977: Charter commissioned in the Caribbean.

1977: Transferred to M.S. Travetal (Managers; J.A Reinecke) Hamburg.

July 27th 1977 – August 7th 1977: Chartered to Viking Line. Operated between Kapellskär – Naantali.

June 15th 1978 – August 6th 1978: Chartered to Viking Line. Operated between Kapellskär – Naantali.

1978: Chartered to Cobelfret, Antwerp. Operated between Antwerp – Harwich.

1979: Sold to Rocargo Ca, La Guaira, Venezuela. Renamed CANTO CLARO.

1982: Sold to Benildamar Sa, Panama. Renamed CARIARI.

1983: Sold to Exxtor Group (Triport Ferries Ltd), Jersey. Renamed EXXTOR I.

April 19th 1984: Chartered to Dieppe RoRo. Commenced service between Dieppe – Newhaven.

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 Cees de Bijl

January 1986: Chartered to Dieppe Ferries. Operated between Dieppe – Newhaven.

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Roy Thornton Collection

Roy Thornton Collection

1986: Short time charter to Soc. D’Arm. et Nav. C. Schiaffino, Rouen for Ramsgate – Dunkerque.

© Ken Larwood

© Ken Larwood

1987: Changed her home port to Peel, Isle Of Man.

1990: Sold to Venture Shipping Ltd, Douglas, Isle Of Man. Renamed ROTRAIL I.

 

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© Fotoflite

1991: Sold to Sardegna Navigazione S.p.A, Olbia, Italy. Renamed CANGURO BLU. Commenced service between Civitavecchia – Olbia.

 

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1994: Sold to Gezia Service S.r.l., Italy. Renamed CHARME. Operated between Anzio – Cagliari.

1997: Sold to P.T. Putera Master Sarana Penyeberangan, Jakarta, Indonesia. Renamed KMP NUSA AGUNG.

1997: Rebuilt in Valletta.

1997: Commenced services between Java – Sumatra.

 

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We would like to thank: Cees de Bijl, Bernt Anderson, Ken Larwood, Putera Master SP and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature. All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for errors and omissions.

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