Mv Wave Sentinel
ex Island Commodore
© Barrie Clark
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1995 by Koninklijke Scheldegroep B.V., Vlissingen, Holland (Yard No 376 ) as a Ro/Ro vehicle ferry.
- Length: 126.40 – 138.10 m (overall) 116.5 m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth: 21.4 m
Depth: 7.5 m
Draught: 6.01 m
Tonnage: 11166 – 12330 gross/3350 net/ 5215 – 4552 deadweight
Engines: Two 6-cylinder MaK diesels
Power: 8600 kW/HP
Speed: 17.5 knots – 16 knots (max)
Capacity: 12 passengers, 1250 lane metres
- Cable tanks: 3
- Max load per tank: 875t
Call Sign: MZBC8
IMO Number: 9100748 Official Number: 902895
Port of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas, Lodon/United Kingdom
Sister-Ship: Commodore Goodwill
June 26th 1994: Keel struck.
February 4th 1995: Launched.
© Robert J Smith
© Tony Garner (left) © Urbain Ureel (right)
June 14th 1995: Delivered to NYDA Shipping Ltd., Nassau, Bahamas (Manager; Goliat Shipping A/S, Oslo, Norway).
June 19th 1995: Chartered to Commodore Ferries Ltd., St Sampson’s and commenced services between Guernsey – Jersey – Portsmouth.
July 1999: Sold for US $24 million to Global Marine Systems, England for delivery in September.
September 26th 1999: Final day in service for Commodore Ferries.
September 1999: Arrived at Cammell Laird, Teesside for conversion to a cable-laying vessel.
February 2000: Renamed WAVE SENTINEL. Registered Owner; Global Cable II AS. Registered Manager; Global Marine Systems Ltd.
© Barrie Clark
© Willem Oldenburg
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: Barrie Clark, Tony Garner, Willem Oldenburg, Robert J Smith and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.
Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)