Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Aastind – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9147136

MV Aastind

Ex Alida S, Vectis Harrier, Viscount

© Frits Olinga

© Frits Olinga (inbound Eemshaven, 21/06/2020)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1997 by Niestern Sander BV, Delfzijl, Groningen, Netherlands (Yard No 808) as a Cargo Vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 116.58 m (overall) 110 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 16.75 m
    Depth: 9.20  m
    Draught: 6.85 m (max)
    Tonnage: 4999 gross/2835 net/8130t deadweight
    Engines: 6 – cylinder MaK 6M32 4-stroke single acting diesel
    Power: 2640 kW/HP
    Speed:  12 knots
    Capacity: 10240 cu ft/325 TEU
    Call Sign: PDAO, MELV9, ICEQ, ZDRJ9
    MMSI Number: 236729000
  • IMO Number: 9147136
  • Official Number: 6360 ZG 1997
  • Register Number: 8493
    Port of Registry: Groningen/The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Douglas/Isle of Man 🇮🇲, Naples/Italy 🇮🇹, Gibraltar 🇬🇮

Current AIS Location

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September 4th 1997: Launched

November 14th 1997: Delivered as VISCOUNT to Shipping Company “Viscount”, Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands. Manager; Beck’s Scheepvaartkantpoor BV, Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

© Frits Olinga

© Frits Olinga (inward bound for Delfzijl, 10/10/1998)

2000: Registered Owner; Merweship BV, Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands. Manager; Northern Ship Management, Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands.

2004: Rebuilt with two deck cranes on her starboard side.

April 2004: Renamed VECTIS HARRIER for Vectis Harrier Shipping Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight, Great Britain. Manager: Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd.

© Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee (Terneuzen, 24/03/2005)

© Ken Smith © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (Thames Refinery, 27/07/2006)

May 2007: Renamed ALIDA S for Registered Owner/Manager: Euronavi SRL, Naples, Italy.

© Manuel Hernández Lafuente (03/01/2012)(Left) (Sagunto Port, 11/03/2016( (Right)

October 2019: Renamed AASTIND for AS AssenBulk , Mosterhamn, Norway. Manager: AS Assen Bulk, Mosterhamn, Norway. Cranes removed.

© Frits Olinga © Frits Olinga

© Frits Olinga (outbound Eemshaven, 31/07/2020)

July 26th 2021: Due at Dover from Eikefet/Norway.

© John Pegden © John Pegden

© John Pegden (Dover, 03/09/2021)

August 31st 2022: Arrived at Dover from Bergen.

© Mike Jackson (Dover Strait Shipping) (Dover, 31/08/2022)

March 10th 2024: Provisionally due at 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: Dover Strait Shipping, Henk Guddee, Mike Jackson, Manuel Hernández Lafuente, Frits Olinga. John Pegden and Ken Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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