© Jens BoldtMV Klaipeda – Past and Present

MV Klaipeda

Ex Krems, Lady Serena, Espero

© Jens Boldt

© Jens Boldt (Hamburg, 05/05/2016)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1995 by Severnav S/A. Rumania (Yard No 145) as General Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 87.9 m (overall) 84.3 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 12.3 m
    Depth: 7.65 m
    Draught: 5.77 m
    Tonnage: 2385 gross/1423 net/4068t deadweight
    Engines: (1) 4T – 8 cyl Stork-Werkspoor diesel
    Power: 1445 kW/1963HP
    Speed: 11.0 knots
    Capacity: 172.000 cubic feet grain / bale, 144 TEU
    Call Sign: LYSZ
    IMO Number: 9106584
    Register Number: 29639T
    Port of Registry: Klaipeda/Lithuania, Limassol/Cyprus, Klaipeda/Lithuania
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August 2nd 1995: Completed as ESPERO

July 1996: Sold to Vento Shipping Ltd, Limassol and renamed LADY SERENA.

November 19th 1999: Sold to Motor Vessel Krams Co Ltd (Osterreichischer Lliyds Cyprus Ltd Lemessos as manager ) Lemessos Cyprus and renamed KREMS

© Wil Weijsters  © Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters (New Waterway, 12/04/2008)

August 2008: Sold to Aurora Shipping JSC and renamed KLAIPEDA. Registered manager; Afalita Shipping JSC, Lithuania.


© Aleksi Lindström

September 25th 2014: Suffered engine problems and towed Ponta Delgada for main engine repairs.

August 10th 2015: Registered owner; Luptaria Shipping Co Ltd.


© Aleksi Lindström

September 24th 2018: Suffered engine problems and towed Riga port for main engine repairs.

October 9th 2019: Called at Dover to load grain.

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: Jens Boldt, Aleksi Lindström and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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