“New” MV Merit – Past and Present

MV Merit

© Aleksi Lindström (Rendsburg eastbound in NOK / Kiel Canal, 25/06/2012)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2000 by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries S.A. (Yard o.1005) as a General Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 82.5 m (overall) 78.15 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 12.4 m
    Depth: m
    Draught: 5.3 m
    Tonnage: 2301 gross/1289 net/3153.65t deadweight
    Engines: MaK 6M25 diesel
    Power: 1800 kW/HP
    Speed: 11.0 knots
    Capacity: 4782m³ bales/grain, 132 TEU
    Call Sign: ZDEB4
    IMO Number: 9197789
    Official Number: 732158
    DNV GL Id Number: G94254
    Port of Registry: Gibraltar

Current Location

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June 29th 1998: Keel laid.

November 24th 1999: Launched.

May 1st 2000: Completed as MERIT for Fahrdorfer Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG MS “MERIT” (10321195). Manager; Fahrdorfer Schiffahrts GmbH.

© Aleksi Lindström (Rendsburg eastbound in NOK / Kiel Canal, 25/06/2012)

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© Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 12/12/2014)

January 15th 2020: Arrived in Dover from Virtsu, Estonia

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

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