MV Hope Bay – Past and Present


ex Hope Bay

© Carsten Dettmer

© Carsten Dettmer

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1996 by Kitanihon Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Hachinohe-City (Yard No. 288 ), as a refrigerated cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 143.00m (overall), 134.74m (registered)
  • Breadth: 22.0m (extreme)
  • Depth: 13.3m
  • Draught: 8.270m
  • Tonnage: 8,896 gross/4,365 net/9638t deadweight (owners statement)
  • Engines: 1 x Mitsubishi (Akasaka) 2 SA 7 UBC diesel .
  • Power: 9628kW
  • Speed: 21.70 knots
  • Capacity: 1470m3 ,135 x 20ft containers
  • Call Sign: PJQK, 3FIC4
  • IMO number: 9135169
  • MMSI Number: 374198000
  • Registered: Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles / Panama

Current Location

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November 16th 1995: Keel laid

February 6th 1996: Launched.

March 1996: Completed.

© Nigel Thornton  © Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton

2006: Registered Owner; “Hope bay” GmBH & Co. KG. Registered Manager; Triton Schiffahrts GmBH.

© Ed Connell  © Ed Connell

© Ed Connell  © Ed Connell

© Ed Connell (all)

November 1st 2015: Sold and renamed HAI FENG 718, reflagged to the Panamanian registry. Registered Owner; China Kingdom Shipping Ltd, c/o China National Fisheries Corporation, Ship Manager;  Zhongyu Global Seafood Corp.

March 2018: Last known location Zhoushan, China.

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions found. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Ed Connell and Carsten Dettmer for their assistance in compiling this feature.

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

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