© PrietoMV Kerry – Past and Present

MV Kerry

ex AF Michela, Stena Egeria, Hoa Sen, Vinashin Prince, Cartour

© Prieto

Kerry © Prieto (Santander, 16/10/2019)

Steel twin screw “NAOS 172” motor vessel built in 2001 by Cantiere Navale Visentini di Visentini Francesco & C, Porto Viro yard, Italy (Yard No 196) as a Passenger Roll on – Roll off cargo ferry

Technical Data

  • Length: 186.46m (overall) 169,5m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 25.6m
  • Depth: 15.0m
  • Draught: 6.8m
  • Tonnage: 24418 gross/7868 net/7254t deadweight
  • Engines: (2) 4T – 9 cylinder MAN/B&W 9L48/60B diesels
  • Power: 18900kW/29348HP
  • Speed: 24.0 knots
  • Capacity: 1000 passengers, 75 cars
  • Call Sign: 3WRN, 5BZF3
  • MMSI Number: 210772000
  • IMO Number: 9243447
  • Register Number: 78627
  • Port of Registry: Reggio Calabria/Italy, Vietnam, Limassol/Cyprus
  • Design (NAOS 172) Sister Ships: Partenope, Trinacria, Stena Forwarder

Current Location

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July 21st 2000: Keel struck.

April 8th 2001: Launched.

September 28th 2001: Delivered to Levantina Trasporti, Bari, Italy.

October 2001: Chartered to Caronte & Tourist, Italy for services between Messina – Salerno.

© Ivan Meshkov  © Ivan Meshkov

© Ivan Meshkov  © Ivan Meshkov

© Ivan Meshkov (Salerno, 06/04/2006)

© Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters (Taormina, 26/06/2007)

October 9th 2007: Sold to Vinashin Ocean Shipping Co, Vietnam and renamed VINASHIN PRINCE.

© Tomasello Letterio

© Tomasello Letterio (Messina, October 2007)

December 2007: Renamed HOA SEN for services between Ho Chi Minh City – Hanang Bay.

May 2014: Sold to Stena RoRo Navigation Ltd, Clydebank, U.K and renamed STENA EGERIA.

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© WTW @ Shipspotting.com (Yantai (China) and Pyeongtaek (South Korea) 18/06/2014)

July 2014: Chartered to Yantai Bohai International Ferry, China for services between Yantai – Pyeongtaek.

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© WTW @ Shipspotting.com (Pyeongtaek 03/07/2014)

June 2017: Charter completed.

July 14th 2017: Left Yantai for Piraeus.

August 15th 2017: Arrived Perama.

© Petros Psarras

© Petros Psarras (Perama, 15/08/2017)

October 2017: Chartered to Adria Ferries.

October 10th 2017: Renamed AF MICHELA.

October 2017: Services between Durres – Ancona.

© Haddock

© Haddock

September 30th 2019: Charter completed.

October 2019: To be chartered for one year to Brittany Ferries. Services between Cork – Santander. Renamed KERRY

October 1st 2019: Arrived Rijeka for refit/re-branding.

October 8th 2019: Left Rijeka (Croatia)

October 14th 2019: In Gibraltar.

October 16th 2019: Arrived Santander.

© Prieto  © Prieto

© Prieto

© Prieto (Santander, 16/10/2019)

October 31st 2019: Innaugural sailing Santander – Cork.

February 28th 2020: Services between Rosslare – Bilbao

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: Tomasello Letterio, Ivan Meshkov, Prieto, Petros Psarras, Wil Weijsters, WTW (Shipspotting.com) and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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