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MV Acacia Seaways – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9809112

MV Acacia Seaways

Ex Meleq

© Bob Scott

Meleq – © Bob Scott (Gravesend, 17/10/2019)

Steel twin screw “RoRo 4100” motor vessel built in 2017 by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft GmbH& Co KG, Flensburg, Germany  (Yard No) as a Roll-on / Roll-off carrier.

Technical Data

  • Length: 209.79 m (overall) 197.74 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth:  26.0 m
    Depth: 8.6 m
    Draught: 6.8 m
    Tonnage: 32770 gross/9832 net/11978t deadweight
    Engines: 2 x MAN 8L48/60 CR diesel.
    Power: 19200kW/HP
    Speed: 20.6 knots
    Capacity: 4076 lane meters
    Call Sign: TCA440, ONKS, LYBX
    MMSI Number: 277574000
  • IMO Number: 9809112
  • DNV GL id Number: 36768
    Port of Registry: Turkey, Malta, Antwerp/Belgium, Klaipeda/Lithuania
    Sister Ships: Gardenia Seaways, Tulipa Seaways, Alf Pollak, Maria Grazia Onorato, Fadiq, Leevsten, Liekut

Current AIS Location

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March 9th 2016: Contract date.

June 16th 2016: Keel struck.

November 18th 2016: Launched as MELEQ.

April 10th 2017: Delivered to FSG RoRo Carriers Ltd, Istanbul, Turkey.

April 17th 2017: Left Flensburg for the Mediterranean.

July 26th 2017: Sold to Alternative Tasimacilik AS, Istanbul, Turkey.

© Simonwp

Meleq – © Simonwp (Europort, 15/05/2019)

© Robert J Smith © Robert J Smith © Robert J Smith

Meleq – © Robert J Smith (Tilbury, 03/11/2019)

February 20th 2020: Sold to CLDN Ro-Ro, SA, Luxemburg for services between Zeebrugge – Purfleet.

April 16th 2021: Acquired by DFDS Seaways and renamed ACACIA SEAWAYS. Chartered back for continued operation on CLdN’s Zeebrugge-Purfleet-Esbjerg route.

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: Bob Scott, Simonwp, Robert J Smith and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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