MV Martin, Past and Present

MV Martin

Ex Hoo Marlin

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (06/04/1986)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1986 by Yorkshire Dry Dock Co Ltd(Yard No 0293) for as a General Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 58.27 m (overall)54.7 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 9.4 m
  • Depth: 4.75 m
  • Draught: 3.89 m
  • Tonnage: 794 gross/552 net/1412t deadweight
  • Engines: (2) 4T – 6 cylinder Cummins diesels
  • Propelling System: 2 Azimuth Truster Solid
  • Power: 544 kW/740 HP
  • Speed:  8 knots
  • Capacity: 62,400 ft3 / 1766 m3
  • Call Sign: GGCA
  • IMO Number: 8510295
  • Official Number: 709792
  • Port of Registry: London/United Kingdom,

Current Location

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April 21st 1986: Completed as HOO MARLIN for Jacobs and Partners Ltd. Managed by R Langthorne & Co., Ltd

© Ken Smith

© Ken Smith

December 2006: Renamed MARTIN for River Bulk Shipping.

© Ken Smith  © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (16/10/2008)

2010: Registered Owner; Braken Aircraft Ltd. Registered Manager; Armac Shipping Services Ltd.

© Patrick Hill

© Patrick Hill (19/11/2011)

© Aleksi Lindström  © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström  (20/06/2013)

© Willem Oldenburg  © Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg (27/08/203)


 Arriving at the Port of Calais 08/04/14 © Julien Carpentier

2015: Registered Owner; Angel Shipping Ltd. Registered Manager; Absolute Shipping

© Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse

July 2nd – July 3rd 2015: Called at Dover to load grain

© Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt

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: Patrick Hill, Aleksi Lindström,Willem Oldenburg, Nigel Scutt (Dover-Marina), Ken Smith, Erwin Willemse, Julien Carpentier and Simonwp for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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