© SimonwpMV Norbank – Past and Present

MV Norbank

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© Robert J Smith

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1993 by Van der Giessen-De Noord, Holland (Yard No 961) for North Sea Ferries, Hull, England

Technical Data

  • Length: 166.7m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 23.89 m
  • Depth: m
  • Draught: 6.01 m
  • Tonnage: 17464 gross/5239 net/6791t deadweight
  • Engines: Two 9-cylinder and Two 8-cylinder Sulzer – Zgoda diesels
  • Power: 24500 kW/HP
  • Speed: 23 knots (max)
  • Capacity: 114 passengers/ 156 x 12m freight units/2040 lane metres
  • Call Sign: PGIS
  • IMO Number: 9056583
  • Official Number: 18395ZR
  • MMSI Number: 246213000
  • Port of Registry: Hamilton/Bermuda, Rotterdam/Netherlands
  • Sister-Ship: Norbay


Current Location

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History

June 5th 1993: Launched.

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© Simonwp (Rotterdam 01/08/1993)

October 29th 1993: Delivered to Nordzee Verdiensten B.V., Rotterdam, Holland.

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October 31st 1993: Commenced service between Rotterdam – Hull.

© Pieter Inpyn

© Pieter Inpyn (Europoort 01/07/1995)

January 1st 1997: Registered to Norships CV, Rotterdam, Holland. Bare-boat chartered to P&O Group, London, England, under the company name of P&O North Sea Ferries.

© Simonwp  © Simonwp

© Simonwp (Europoort 01/09/1998)

May 2001: Introduced into service between Rotterdam – Felixstowe.

December 2001: Last month on the Rotterdam – Felixstowe route.

July 7th 2002: Commenced service for P&O Irish Ferries between Liverpool – Dublin.

© Leo Johannes  © Leo Johannes

© Leo Johannes (Dublin 07/07/2009)

November 2009: Registered to P&O European Ferries Irish Sea, Dover, U.K.

© Robbie Cox

© Robbie Cox ( Dublin 07/12/2011)

 © Robbie Cox    © Robbie Cox

© Robbie Cox (Dublin 26/05/2014)

May 2018: Remains on the Irish Sea, Liverpool – Dublin


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: Robbie Cox, Pieter Inpyn, Leo Johannes, Simonwp, Robert J Smith and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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