© Erwin WillemseMV Kertu -Past and Present

MV Kertu

Ex Frida

© Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 15/062018)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2005 by Rousse Shipyard, Rousse, Bulgaria (Yard No 872) as General Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 100.71 m (overall) 95.39 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 15.20 m
    Depth: 7.30 m
    Draught: 5.88 m
    Tonnage: 3610 gross/1783 net/5164 deadweight
    Engines: 4T 8-cylinder MAK 8M25 diesel
    Power: 2400 kW/HP
    Speed: 11 knots
    Capacity: 2 hatches, 100.72×15.20×7.30 m TEU 267
    Call Sign: V2BH8, 9HA4046
    IMO Number: 9344368
    Port of Registry: Germany, Antigua & Barbuda, Estonia, Germany, Valletta/Malta
    Sister ship: Anna, Celia, Greta, Ida, Luca, Martha, Sonja


March 22nd 2004: Contract signed.

December 17th 2004: Keel laid.

July 25th 2005: Delivered to Frida Schiffahrtsgesellschaft as FRIDA.

© Marc Piché  © Marc Piché

© Marc Piché (Terneuzen, 11/05/2006)

©  Henk Guddee

©  Henk Guddee

July 2015: Sold to HS Hertu OU and renamed KERTU. Registered manager; Hansa Shipping OU.

© Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 14/08/2014)

© Ken Smith   © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (Gravesend, UK. 01/11/2017)

November 15th 2018: Called at Dover.

December 27th 2018: Called at Dover.

© Nigel Scutt   © Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt   © Nigel Scutt

🆕© Nigel Scutt (Dover Marina.com)

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: Henk Guddee, Marc Piché, Nigel Scutt (Dover Marina.com), Ken Smith and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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