MV Aldebaran -Past and Present

MV Aldebaran

Ex Fehn Calais, Aldebaran, Margaretha, Aldebaran

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Kiel, 07/11/1997)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1997 by Rechytskiy Sudostroitelny Zavod Rechytska, Belorussia and completed at Damen Shipyards, Bergum (Yard No 9982) as General cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 82.45 m (overall) 79.11 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 11.30 m
    Depth: 5.12 m
    Draught: 4.03 m (loaded), 2,60m (ballast)
    Tonnage: 1675 gross/830t net/2100t deadweight (summer)
    Engines: 1 x Deutz SBV6M628 – 4 stroke single acting 6 cylinder 240 x 280 mm diesel engine
    Power: 749 kW/1019HP
    Speed: 9.5 knots
    Capacity: 109.053 ft³ / 3.088 m³
    Crew: 8
    Call Sign: PCBD, V2CI3, LYAT
    IMO Number: 9155688
    BV Reg Number: 39E725
    Port of Registry: Delfzijl/Netherland, St Johns/Antigua and Barbuda,, Klaipeda/Lithuania
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July 5th 1996: Launched as ALDEBARAN

February 5th 1997: Completed for V.o.F. Jan Bakker & Tineke Bakker-van der Woude, Delfzijl – The Netherlands. Manager; Wijnne & Barends’ Cargadoors- en Agentuurkantoren B.V., Delfzijl – The Netherlands

1998: Registered Owner; V.o.f. Aldebaren, Delfzijl – The Netherlands

© Henk Guddee (Zeedorp (the Netherlands), 10/10/2005)

January 2006: Registered owner; C.V. Margaretha, Delfzijl – The Netherlands and renamed MARGARETHA

April 2006: Registered owner; Mevr. T. v.d. Woude & Wijnne & Barends B.V., Delfzijl – The Netherlands, manager Mevr. T. v.d. Woude & Wijnne & Barends B.V., Delfzijl – The Netherlands and renamed ALDEBARAN

March 2007: Registered owner; Fehn Bereederungs G.m.b.H. & Co K.G., Leer – Germany, manager; Fehn Calais – Fehn Bereederungs G.m.b.H. & Co K.G., Leer – Germany and renamed FEHN CALAIS

© Erwin Willemse  © Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (15/03/2015)

© Wil Weijsters  © Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters (New Waterway, 17/03/2015)

June 2015: Registered owner/manager; Baltnautic Shipping Ltd.J. Janonio g. 20 Klaipeda 92251Lithuania and renamed ALDEBARAN


© Aleksi Lindström

October 8th 2019: Called at Dover.

Courtesy of Nigel Scutt  Courtesy of Nigel Scutt

Courtesy of Nigel Scutt

Courtesy of Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping, Facebook)

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: Hen Guddee, Aleksi Lindström, Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping, Facebook) Simonwp, Wil Weijsters and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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