MV City of Sidon
ex Mirvat I, Olivia, Lux Rover, Carbosco
© Brian Fisher (July 1984)
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1982 by Sociedad Metalúrgica Duro Felguera Gijón, Spain (Yard No 0159) as a Vehicles Carrier Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo
- Length: 109.51 m (overall) 101.53 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 16.50 m
- Depth: 11.50 m
- Draught: 3.97 m
- Tonnage: 1484 – 6461 gross/540 – 1938 net/2053 deadweight
- Engines: 1 x Bazan/MAN Cartagena – 4 stroke 6 cylinder 400 x 540 diesel engine
- Power: 2760 kW/3750 HP
- Speed: 14.6 knots
- Cargo Holds: 1 x 15.829 m³
- Capacity: 750 cars
- Call Sign: EAHN (Carbosco) C6HH2 (Olivia), H8BG (City of Sidon)
- IMO Number: 7925273 Official Number:
- Port of Registry: Gijon/Spain, Vanuatu, Nassau/Bahamas, Lebanon, Panama
- Sister Ship: Simbad
June 4th 1981: Launched.
January 1982: Completed as CARBOSCO. Registered Owner; Internacional Roll On- Roll Off S.A. (Interoll S.A.)
© Brian Fisher (April 1987)
1987: Renamed LUX ROVER.
© Pieter Inpyn (May 1st 1988)
1989: Renamed OLIVIA. Registered Owner; Ledel Finance, Republic of Panama. Registered Manager; V. Ships Switzerland. Monaco. Used to import cars from Calais via Sheerness/Ramsgate.
© Simonwp (left) and © Leo Johannes (right)
© Ted Ingham
© Henk Guddee (left) and © Ted Ingham (right)
November 1st 2009: Renamed MIRVAT I. Registered Owner/Manager; MNL RoRo Services.
© Ron van de Velde
2010: Detained in Mersin (Turkey).
November 1st 2011: Renamed CITY OF SIDON.
November 7th 2011: Registered Owner; Saida Maritime Ltd, Care of Abou Merhi Lines SAL , 3rd Floor, Atrium Building, BP 175016, Weygand Street, Beirut, Lebanon.. Registered Manager; Abou Merhi Lines SAL, 3rd Floor, Atrium Building, BP 175016, Weygand Street, Beirut, Lebanon.
© Aleksi Lindström
© Jens Boldt
November 27th 2014: Scrapped at Aliaga, Turkey.
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: Jens Boldt, Brian Fisher, Henk Guddee, Ted Ingham, Pieter Inpyn, Leo Johannes, Aleksi Lindström, Ron van de Velde and Simonwp for their assistance in producing this feature.