MV Smaragd – Past and Present

MV Smaragd

Smaragd – © Aleksi Lindström

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2003 by Barkmeijer Stroobos B.V. Stroobos The Netherlands (Yard No 298) as Multi-Purpose dry cargo – heavy cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 87.99 m (overall) 84.98 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 12.50 m
    Depth: 6.0 m
    Draught: 4.64 m
    Tonnage: 2339 gross/1294 net/3173t deadweight
    Engines: 1 x Caterpillar 3516-B – 4 stroke 16 cylinder diesel engine
    Power: 999 kW/1357 bHP
    Speed: 10.5 knots (service, loaded)
    Capacity: 154 x 20 ft containers/4.723 m³/ 163.000 ft³
    Call Sign: PBKD
    IMO Number: 9267704
    Register Number: 03343L
    Port of Registry: Alkmaar/The Netherlands
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May 23rd 2003: Launched.

June 20th 2003: Completed for Registered Owner; Smaragd C.V. Rotterdam. Operator; Royal Wagenborg. The Netherlands.

© Ken Smith  © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (Tilbury, 18/08/2005)

June 24th 2009: Owner; De Bock Maritiem B.V. Alkmaar, The Netherlands.


© Aleksi Lindström (Rendsburg, Kiel Canal, 23/06/2010)

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Humber, 01/06/2017)

© Mike Jackson

New” © Mike Jackson (Anchored off Walmer, Kent. 15/12/2019)

December 15th 2019: Arrived in Dover.


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: Mike Jackson, Aleksi Lindström, Simonwp and Ken Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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