© Jens BoldtMV Fram, Past and Present

MV Fram

 © Jens Boldt

© Jens Boldt

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2007 by Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Trieste, Italy (Yard No 6144) for Hurtigruten Group ASA, HRG, Narvik, Norway.

Technical Data

  • Length: 113.65m (overall) 99,22 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 20.00m
  • Depth: 16.0m
  • Draught: 5.10 m
  • Tonnage: 11,647 gross/3,818 net/984 deadweight
  • Engines: 4 x MaK 6M25 N4 diesels
  • Power: 7024 kW.
  • Speed: 16.0 knots (max). In addition, the vessel has four refrigerated holds, a loading capacity of 200 pallets and a garage for approximately 25 vehicles.
  • Capacity: 500 passengers.
  • Crew: 70
  • Decks: 8
  • Call Sign: LADA7
  • IMO Number: 9370018
  • MMSI Number: 258932000
  • Registry: Bahamas. Narvik/Norway


Current Location

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History

September 2005: Ordered.

August 21st 2006: Keel laid.

November 2006: Floated.

February 2007: Sea trials.

April 25th 2007: Delivered to Hurtigruten Group ASA, HRG, Narvik, Norway. En-route to Norway from the builders, she was showcased at Barcelona, Rotterdam, Hamburg, and Copenhagen

May 18th 2007: Arrived in Oslo.

May 19th 2007: Christened.

2007: Summer cruising around Greenland and winter cruising around Antarctica.

© Robert J Smith  © Robert J Smith

© Robert J Smith

December 28th 2007 (Saturday, 9:30 a.m.): Antarctica , due to engine problems where she lost power for 30 minutes, she drifted into an iceberg that caused some damage to the ship –- but neither injuries nor leakages were reported.

© Nigel Thornton  © Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton

April 25th 2008: Inaugural arrival at Dover.

©  Aleksi Lindström  ©  Aleksi Lindström

©  Aleksi Lindström

© Ken Lubi  © Ken Lubi

© Ken Lubi

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

Arriving at Dover 01/05/15 © Nigel Scutt (Dover-Marina)


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: Jens Boldt, Aleksi Lindström, Ken Lubi, Nigel Scutt (Dover-Marina) and Robert J Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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