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MV Amadeus – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9232498

MV Amadeus

Ex Zeeland, Hansa Lyon

© Erwin Willemse

Amadeus © Erwin Willemse (Velsen-Zuid 07/04/2016)

Steel single screw motor “ Limbo Combi Porter 90vessel built in 2001 by JSC Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad. Russia (Hull) Peters Scheepsbouw B.V. Kampen. The Netherlands (Completion)(Yard No 479) as a General cargo – Single decker Box.

Technical Data

  • Length: 79.99 m (overall) 78.80 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 10.40 m
    Depth: 4.80 m
    Draught: 3.40 m
    Tonnage: 1435gross/718 net/1680t deadweight
    Engines: 1x Caterpillar 3512TA – 4 stroke 12 cylinder diesel
    Power: 955 kW/1298 bHP
    Speed:  9.5 knots
    Capacity: 2.690 m³ / 95.040 ft³
    Call Sign: PFCL, J8B4062
    MMSI Number: 376205000
  • IMO Number: 9232498
  • Nat. Official Number: 6782 ZG 2001
  • Port of Registry: Delfzil/ The Netherlands, Goes/The Netherlands, Kingstown/Saint Vincent & Granadines
    Sister Ships: Eurica (478), Figaro (480)

Current AIS Location

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October 2000: HANSA LYON for C.V. Scheepvaartondern. Hansa Lyon, Delfzijl – The Netherlands. Manager; Amasus Shipping B.V.

© Capt Jan Melchers

Hansa Lyon © Capt Jan Melchers

March 31st 2001: Completed. Manager: RAH Management B.V.

© Simonwp

Hansa Lyon © Simonwp (Kiel, 01/06/2001)

September 2003: Manager: Q Shipping B.V..

September 8th 2003: Manager: Vertom Scheepvaart – en Handelmaatschappij.

April 2004: Manager: Wagenborg Shippiing B.V..

2005: Renamed ZEELAND for C.V. Scheepvaartonderneming Zeeland, Delfzijl (M. Verkooyen) – The Netherlands.

Zeeland © Aleksi Lindström (Kiel Canal, 01/08/2008)

© Wil Weijsters

Zeeland © Wil Weijsters (New Waterway, 03/09/2008)

February 17th 2009: Renamed AMADEUS for Erica Shipping Ltd. Manager; Baltnautic Shipping Ltd., Klaipeda – Lithuania.

Amadeus © Aleksi Lindström (Hamburg, 29/06/2010)

March 14th 2019: En-route from Tyne to Bilbao with a cargo of 1600 metric tonnes of pig iron, suffered a main engine failure in position 054 15 40.2 N, 000 17 04.2 E. The vessel dropped anchor, a tug was tasked and was proceeding from Falmouth to tow the vessel to Rotterdam, ETA March 15th.

Amadeus © Aleksi Lindström (Rendsberg, 01/07/2017)

August 29th 2021: Due at Dover from Rouen.

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: Aleksi Lindström, Capt Jan Melchers, Simonwp, Wil Weijsters and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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