Mv Fuldatal – Past and Present

Mv Nusa Mulia

ex Full, Fuldatal, Norcove, Falcon, Fuldatal

Rickmers Yard, Andreas Wörteler Collection

Rickmers Yard, Andreas Wörteler Collection

Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1971 by  Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven, (Yard No 363) 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: 1,600 – 1,873 -1,752 gross/705 – 613 net/2,967 – 2,920 deadweight
  • Engines: Two 8-cylinder Atlas/MaK 6M281A diesels
  • Power: 5073 kW/6,800 bhp
  • Speed: 16.0 knots
  • Capacity: 12 passengers, 65 commercial trailers, 768 lane metres
  • Call Sign: DJYL (Fuldatal), IVYY (Full), YEZL (Nusa Mulia)
  • IMO Number: 7041015
  • Registry: Lubeck/Fed Rep of Germany, Palermo/Italy, Jakarta/Indonesia
  • Sister ships: Travetal, Wesertal, Wuppertal


December 12th 1970: Launched.

March 13th 1971: Delivered to J.A Reinecke Lübeck, Germany and named FALCON.

April 1971: Chartered out to Southern Ferries Ltd., Southampton, England and operated between Southampton – Lisbon.

Dirk Jankowsky Collection

Dirk Jankowsky Collection

March 30th 1974: Renamed NORCOVE.

April 3rd 1974 – April 15th 1975: Chartered to North Sea Ferries and operated between Rotterdam – Hull.

Andreas Wörteler Collection

Andreas Wörteler Collection

🆕© Urbain Ureel

April 1975: Renamed FULDATAL.

April 1975: Chartered for services in the Caribbean.

February 6th 1977 – February 15th 1977: Chartered to Saga Linien for services between Travemünde – Copenhagen – Helsingborg.

197? – November 1977: Chartered to Roto Line and operated between Felixstowe – Wallhamn – Oslo – Ghent.

February 13th 1978 – March 1st 1978: Chartered to North Sea Ferries B.V., Rozenburg operating between Zeebrugge – Hull.

1978: Chartered to DFDS/ EWL for services between Esbjerg – Grimsby.

1979: Chartered to Roto Line.

1979: Chartered to Stena Line, Göteborg for services between Göteborg – Kiel.

1980: Chartered for operations in the Caribbean.

August 5th 1981 – August 12th 1981: Chartered to Stena Line, Göteborg for services between Göteborg – Travemünde.

1982: Chartered to Roto Line and operated between Wallhamn – Zeebrugge.

1982 – June 1983: Chartered to Portlink Ferries, and operated between Yarmouth – Esbjerg.

June 20th 1983 – August 16th 1983: Chartered to SF-Line, Mariehamn, Finland and operated for Viking Line between Kapellskär – Naantali.

August 1983 – March 1984: Chartered to Elbe-Humber Line for services between Cuxhaven – Immingham.

© Simonwp

🆕© Simonwp (Immingham 06/10/1983)

March 27th 1984 – June 1984: Rebuilt at Flensburg.

June 16th 1984 – August 17th 1984: Chartered to SF-Line, Mariehamn, Finland and operated services for Viking Line between Kapellskär – Nådendal.

August 1984: Chartered to Saga Linie and operated between Gävle – Mäntylouto.

September 1984: Chartered to NATO.

October 17th 1985 – December 21st 1985: Chartered to North Sea Ferries B.V., Rozenburg for services between Zeebrugge – Hull.

January 1986 – March 1986: Chartered to GT-Linien, Gedser, Denmark and operated between Gedser – Travemünde.

© Christoph Podloucky

© Christoph Podloucky

March 1986 – December 22nd 1986: Chartered to TT Line and operated between Travemünde – Trelleborg.

February 1987: Chartered to Schiaffino and operated Ostend – Ramsgate

© Bernd Crause  © Ken Larwood

© Bernd Crause (left) © Ken Larwood (right)

1987: Chartered to Cobelfret, Antwerp, Belgium and introduced between Zeebrugge – Immingham, before returning to Ostend – Ramsgate

© Frank Heine

🆕© Frank Heine (Ostend 17/05/1989)

August 25th 1989: Sold to Sea Containers, Italy and managed by Marinzulich Capitano Armatore & Cie.S.r.l., Palermo, Italy. Renamed FULL.

© Yvon Perchoc

© Yvon Perchoc

1989: Operated between Livorno – Cagliari.

November 1993: Sold to Putera Master Sarana Penyeberangan PT. JL.Cempaka Putih Arat XXIII No. 15 Jakarta and renamed NUSA MULIA.

© ryo55id

© ryo55id (left) and © Putera Master SP (weblink) (right)

We would like to thank: Bernd Crause, Frank Heine, Dirk Jankowsky, Ken Larwood, Yvon Perchoc, Christoph Podloucky,  ryo55id, Putera Master SP, Simonwp, Urbain Ureel 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.

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

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