© Robert J Smith“New” MV Svitzer Intrepid – Past and Present

MV Svitzer Intrepid

Ex Adsteam Intrepid, Champion, Tadami Maru

© Robert J Smith

© Robert J Smith (Tilbury, 02/06/2018)

Steel twin (fully azimuthing ZP 31 Z-Peller propulsion units) screw motor vessel built in 2005 by Kanagawa Zosen – Kobe (Yard No 533) as a Tug.

Technical Data

  • Length: 32.50 m (overall) 27.80 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 11.40 m
    Depth: 4.40 m
    Draught: 3.72 m
    Tonnage: 257 gross/ net/250 deadweight
    Engines: 2 x 4SA 6 cylinder Niigata type 6L.28HX, diesels
    Power: kW/4340 bHP
    Speed:  knots
    Bollard Pull: 65.1 tons (ahead) 54.9 tons (astern)
    Call Sign: MPQD
    IMO Number: 9342334
    Official Number:
    Port of Registry: Japan, St Vincent and Grenadines, Felixstowe/UK
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August 20th 2004: Keel laid.

November 19th 2004: Launched.

February 2nd 2005: Delivered to Far East Towing Co Ltd as TADAMI MARU. Soma Harbour Towage Co.Ltd. – Iwaki.

January 2007: Renamed CHAMPION and imported by J.P. Knight (Caledonian) Ltd.

March 15th 2007: Purchased by Adsteam UK and renamed ADSTEAM INTREPID

© Derek Sands  © Robert J Smith

© Derek Sands (Felixstowe, 16/06/2007) (Left) © Robert J Smith (Felixstowe, 30/07/2007)(Right)

October 1st 2007: Taken over by Svitzer Marine Ltd and renamed SVITZER INTREPID.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Felixstowe, 17/03/2009)

2016: Registered Owner; Svitzer Eastlands Ltd

© Robert J Smith  © Robert J Smith

© Robert J Smith (Tilbury, 02/06/2018)

October 12th 2019: Arrived in Dover (manned by her regular crew with a DHB Tug Master/Mate also on board for guidance, support and communications) from Sheerness to act as relief for DHB DOUGHTY (away at refit in Hull/UK).

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping, Facebook   (Dover, 14/10/2019)

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: Derek Sands, Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping, Facebook), Simonwp and Robert J Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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