© Willem OldenburgMV Serenissima – Past and Present

MV Serenissima

ex Andrea, Harald Jarl

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1960 by A/S Trondhjems Mekaniske Verksted, Trondheim Norway (Yard No. 244 ) for Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskipsselskap A/S, Trondheim

Technical Data

  • Length: 87.41 m (overall) 79.55 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 13.29 m
  • Depth: 5.67 m
  • Draught: 4.60 m
  • Tonnage: 2,568 – 2,632 gross/1,319 – 1,092 net/ 650 deadweight
  • Engines: One 5-cylinder B & W Akers 50V BF-110/40 diesel
  • Power: 2538 kW/3450 HP
  • Speed: 16 knots (service), 18.3 knots (Max)
  • Capacity: 600 – 225 – 96 passengers
  • Crew: 48
  • Call Sign: LAMQ, ELZV7, J8B4685
  • IMO Number: 5142657
  • Official Number: 15329
  • Port of Registry: Trondheim/Norway, Tromsø/Norway, Monrovia/Liberia, Kingstown/St Vincent & Grenadines


Current Location

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History

January 29th 1960: Launched.

June 20th 1960: Delivered Nordenfjeldske Dampskipsselskap A/S Trondheim, Norway.

  

June 26th 1960: Commenced service in the Hurtigruten from Bergen – Kirkenes.

1983: Rebuilt with extra cabins.

April 1985: Nordenfjeldske Dampskipsselskap to A / S Kosmos, Bergen a subsidiary of A / S Kosmos.

December 1988: Sells A / S Kosmos subsidiary Nordenfjeldske Dampskipsselskap to Troms Fylkes Dampskipsselskap.

August 6th 1997: Ran aground at Rorvik. Towed into Rorvik for inspection and was repaired at Myklebust Mek Verksted, Gurskebotn.

October 10th 2001: Last voyage Bergen to Kirkenes.

October 2001: Taken out of service and used as a barracks ship in Fosen.

2002: Sold to Elegant Cruise Line, Monrovia, Liberia and renamed ANDREA.

August 2002: Rebuilt in Uddevalla.

May 18th 2003: Towed to Cityvarvet, Gothenburg for further improvements.

September 16th 2003: Left Cityvarvet, Gothenburg bound for Dover.

September 18th 2003: Arrived in Dover.

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© Nigel Thornton (18/09/2003 @ Dover) (Left) and © John Mavin (Right)

November 4th 2003: Maiden cruise Cadiz to Antigua.

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© Nigel Thornton (06/09/2004 @ Dover)

© Aleksi Lindström

April 2006: Registered to AML Shipping Ltd, Monrovia, Liberia.

April 2009: Laid up in Split.

April 2012: Sold to Premier Cruises Ltd .

2013: Renamed SERENISSIMA and commenced cruising.

May 20th 2013: Ran aground off the coast of Scotland. No injuries.

May 21st 2013: Towed to Oban Bay for inspection. Found to be undamaged and continued her schedule.

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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: Cees Bustraan, Aleksi Lindström, John Mavin, Willem Oldenburg and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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