© Yvon PerchocMV Benguela Stream – Past and Present

MV Benguela Stream

© Yvon Perchoc

© Yvon Perchoc

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1998 by Kitanihon Shipbuilding Hachinohe, Japan (Yard No 312) as Refrigerated Cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 150 m (overall) 140.18 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 22.0 m
  • Depth: 13.30 m
  • Draught: 9.27 m (Summer)
  • Tonnage: 9298 gross/4983 net/11016t deadweight
  • Engines: 1 (2T) 8 – cylinder MAN – B & W Type 8S50MC-C
  • Power: 12620 kW/17146 HP
  • Speed: 22.8 knots (max)
  • Capacity: 4 Holds, 126 Reefer Plugs, 535,109 cbft / 6,004 sqm / 7,068 pallets
  • Call Sign: PENR
  • IMO Number: 9158549
  • MMSI Number: 244455000
  • Port of Registry: Groningen/The Netherlands
  • Sister-Ship: Timor Stream, Agulhas Steam, Klipper Stream


Current Location

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History

February 7th 1998: Launched

April 16th 1998: Completed for Seatrade Gronigen BV. Manager Seatrade Groningin.

1998: Registered Owner; Sold to CV Shipping Company “Benguela Stream”, Rotterdam Netherland.

© Carlo Martinelli

© Carlo Martinelli

© Peter Wearing  © Brent

© Peter Wearing (Dover)(left) © Brent  (Right)

2006: Manager; Geest Line, Fareham. UK

  

© Robert Fournier

September 15th 2015: “Celebrated the start of her 100th voyage. She set sail for the Caribbean this week after a ceremony to mark the occasion at Albert Johnson Quay in Portsmouth. A celebration lunch was held aboard the Dutch-registered vessel”

2018: Port Operations moved to Dover.

February 11th 2018: Due at Dover


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: Brent, Robert Fournier, Carlo Martinelli, Yvon Perchoc and Peter Wearing for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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