MV Fri Lake – Past and Present

MV Fri Lake

Ex Helena

© Robert Fournier

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Damen Shipyards, Bergum (Yard No 9366) and Faewoo Mangalia Heavy Inds. S.A., Mangalia, Romania. (Hull No 1009) as General Cargo Ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 89.40 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 12.50 m
    Depth: 6.50 m
    Draught: 5.22 m (max summer)
    Tonnage: 2218 gross/1178 net/3653 deadweight
    Engines: Deutz SB6M628 diesel
    Power: 1235 kW/HP
    Speed: 10 knots
    Capacity: 3500 mt (summer/3400 mts (winter), 154 TEU (78/75 Hold/Deck)
    Call Sign: PCHZ, C6VU2,
    IMO Number: 9195664
    Official Number:
    Port of Registry: Rotterdam/Netherlands, Antigua and Barbuda, Nassau/Bahamas
[sc:ais mmsi=309807000]


1999: Launched as HELENA to Intersee Schiffahrtsges , Norway. Manager: Transship, Netherlands.

2006: To Kopervik Ship Invest AS. Manager: Kopervik Ship Management AS. Renamed FRI LAKE.


© Aleksi Lindström

May 2nd 2019: Called at Dover

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

© 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: Robert Fournier, Aleksi Lindström and Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping (Facebook)) for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We never collect sensitive information and we do not sell any of the data we collect. Under the GDPR regulations browser cookies are now considered pseudo-anonymized personal data and since we use cookies to deliver relevant services to you we would like to get your permission to do so. For further information please refer to our Privacy & Cookie Policies

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.