Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Amke – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9374387


Ex Strandplate

© Wil Weijsters

Amke – © Wil Weijsters (Bosphorus, 22/06/2009)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2006 by Taizhou Sanfu Ship Engineering Co. Ltd., Taizhou (Yard No SF6500-2) as a Multi-purpose dry cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 115.48 m (overall) 111.63 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 16.85 m
    Depth: 7.95 m
    Draught: 5.7 m
    Tonnage: 5232 gross/2382 net/642.6t deadweight
    Engines: 1 x Caterpillar MaK 8M32C diesel
    Power: 3840 kW/HP
    Speed: 12.1 knots (Service)
    Capacity: 8,702 cbm / 307,180 cbft/336 TEU
    Call Sign: ZDHP9, CQIZ5
    MMSI Number: 255806111
  • IMO Number: 9374387
  • DNV GL id: G111542
  • Official number: TEMP538M
  • Port of Registry: Germany, Gibraltar, Madeira/Portugal

Current AIS Location

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April 2nd 2004: Contract date.

December 24th 2004: Keel laid.

February 16th 2006: Launched as STRANDPLATE. Registered owner; Strandplate. Manager; Briese Schiffsahrts GmbH & Co

October 1st 2006: Renamed AMKE

October 27th 2006: Completed.

April 1st 2007: Registered owner; Osterhorn.

© Wil Weijsters © Wil Weijsters

Amke – © Wil Weijsters (Bosphorus, 10/06/2011)

May 3rd 2018: Manager; Briese Dry Cargo GmbH & Co KG.

April 4th 2021: Arrived at Dover from Casablanca.


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: Wil Weijsters for his assistance in producing this feature.

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



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