MV Olau Vig – Past and Present

MV La Goleta

ex La Goulette, Olau Vig, Admiral Carrier

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1973 at Hatlø Verksted A/S, Ulsteinvik,Norway (Yard No 47), for A/S Larvik-Frederikshavns Linien, Larvik, a Ro/Ro freight vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 91.07m (298.7 ft)(overall)/84.31m (274.3 ft)(between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 15.00m (49.05 ft)
  • Depth: 9.57m (31.6 ft
  • Draught: 4.42m (10.7 ft)
  • Tonnage: 499 gross, 2,379/191 net/1000 – 1016 deadweight
  • Engines: Two 16-cylinder B & W type Alpha diesels
  • Power: 618 kW/4000 bhp
  • Speed: 16 knots
  • Capacity: 12 passengers, 25 x 40 ft freight vehicles plus 25 cars or 170 cars or any combination of lorries/trailers and trade cars.
  • Call Sign: LKDK, YYGG
  • IMO Number: 7235745
  • Registry: Larvik/Norway, Ribe/Denmark, Tunis, Pampatar/Venezuela
  • Sister Ship: Admiral Carrier I


January 27th 1973: Delivered to A/S Larvik-Frederikshavns Linien, Larvik, Norway.

March 9th 1973 – August 9th 1973: Operated between Larvik – Frederikshavn.

1973: Chartered to Thanet Line (Olau Line AKTS) for services between Ramsgate – Vlissingen.


March 1st 1974: Sold to Olau Line, Ribe, Denmark and renamed OLAU VIG.

September 20th 1974: The raising of the charter rates unfortunately saw the service collapse.

September 1974: Sold to Cotunav, Tunis, Tunisia and renamed LA GOULETTE. Operated between Genoa – Tunis.

© Carlo Martinelli

© Carlo Martinelli (Genoa 01/01/1979)

1991: Sold to Consolidada de Ferry C.A. (CONFERRYS), Pampatar, Venezuela and renamed LA GOLETA.

1991: Operated between Puerto La Cruz – Punta de Piedras.

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: Carlo Martinelli and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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