Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Abermarle Island – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9059602

MV Abermarle Island

© Stan Muller (Antwerp, 06/09/2008)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1993 by Danyard, Frederikshavn, Denmark (Yard No 716) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 178.50m (overall) 166.70m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of hull: 25.20m (overall)
  • Depth: 13.20m
  • Draught: 9.22m (max)
  • Tonnage: 14,061 gross/14,140 deadweight
  • Engines: 1 x MAN-B&W/Mitsui 8S60 8 – cylinder diesel
  • Power: 16320kW/22189 bhp
  • Speed: 21.5 knots
  • Capacity: 17,774m³/434 x 20 ft containers
  • Cargo Gear: 3 x Cranes of a lifting capacity of SWL 40 t each/4x Cranes of SWL 10 t each
  • Call Sign: C6LU3
    MMSI Number: 308511000
  • IMO Number: 9059602
    Port of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas🇧🇸
    Sister Ships: Barrington Island (717), Charles Island (718), Duncan Island (719), Hood Island (722)


Current AIS Location

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October 12th 1992: Keel laid.

January 4th 1993: Launched.

July 1st 1993: Completed for Ecuadorian Line Inc. (Napaca, Naviera del Pacífico CA, Guayaquil), Nassau. as ALBEMARLE ISLAND.

© Capt Jan Melchers

© Capt Jan Melchers

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Tereuzen, 01/07/1997)

May 1st 2003: Registered Owner: Berry Island Shipping Ltd. Nassau. Bahamas. Operated by Ecuadorian Line Inc. (Miami)

© Robert Fournier (Dunkerque, 07/08/2011)

© Aleksi Lindström (Walsoorden, NL bound for Antwerp, 02/07/2013)

March 28th 2021: Due at Dover.

February 21st 2022: Called at Dover

© Dover Strait Shipping (Dover, 21/02/2022)

December 12th 2022: Provisionally due at Dover.

March 25th 2024: 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, Robert Fournier, Aleksi Lindström, Capt Jan Melchers, Stan Muller and Simonwp for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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