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MV Angelis (Ex Maersk Flanders (I)/Admiral Atlantic) – Past and Present

IMO Number: 7627962

MV Angelis

Ex Evangelistas, Magallanes, Friesland, Maersk Friesland, Maersk Flanders (I), Duke of Flanders, Romira, Admiral Atlantic

©  Ruben  Vega

©  Ruben  Vega (Puerto Montt, Chile 11/11/2014)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1978 by Ishikawajima Ship & Chemical Plant Co, Tokyo, Japan  (Yard No 491) as a RoRo Cargo.

Technical Data

  • Length: 122.94 m (overall) 111.03 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 20.96 m
  • Depth:  9.50 m
  • Draught: 4.769 m
  • Tonnage: 2574 – 2625 – 9951 gross/1004 – 1018 net/3500 -3522 – 3523t deadweight
  • Engines: 2 x 12-cylinder 12SW280 Pielstick (290 x 290)/ 12SW280 Stork-Werkspoor (280 x 300) diesels
  • Power: 5371kW/7200 bHP
  • Speed: 16.5 knots
  • Capacity: 12 – 350 passengers/110 lane meters
  • Call Sign: LGGK, SLDU, PDTI, PFSM, H3HC, CBEN, V4EY4
  • IMO Number: 7627962
  • Official Number (LR: 1980): 19117
  • Port of Registry: Oslo/Norway 🇳🇴, Lysekil/Sweden 🇸🇪, Scheveningen/The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Panama City/Panama 🇵🇦, Valparaiso/Chile 🇨🇱, Basseterre/St Kitts and Nevis 🇰🇳
  • Sister-Ship: Admiral Caribe (490), Admiral Pacific (492)

History

November 30th 1977: Launched.

March 1977: Delivered to K/S A/S Admiral Shipping Services, Oslo, Norway.

April 1977: Services Great Yarmouth – Bremerhaven – Hamburg – Antwerpen – Le Havre – Lagos – Monrovia – Tema – Abidjan.

©  Cees De Bijl ©  Cees De Bijl

©  Cees De Bijl

1980: Chartered for services in The Caribbean.

1983: Chartered to Portlink Ferries, for services Felixstowe – Esbjerg.

© Fotoflite Ref 20773 © Fotoflite Ref 18990

© Fotoflite

© Simonwp © Simonwp

© Simonwp (Gt Yarmouth, 01/07/1983) (Left) © Simonwp (Felixstowe, 01/07/1983) (Right)

March 16th 1984: Laid up in Tønsberg, Norway.

1984: Re-engined.

1984: Sold to Dag Engström Rederi AB, Lysekil, Sweden and renamed ROMIRA.

©  Patrick Hill

©  Patrick Hill (Hull, 30/09/1984)

September 27th 1984 – September 30th 1984: Chartered to North Sea Ferries B.V., Rozenburg for services Rotterdam – Hull.

©  Simonwp

© Simonwp (Gt Yarmouth, 01/12/1984)

©  Simonwp

©  Simonwp (Immingham, 25/02/1985)

© Fotoflite Ref 373269 © Fotoflite Ref 373270 

© Fotoflite (01/06/1985)

© Derek Sands

© Derek Sands (Felixstowe, 22/01/1985)

1986: Sold to Maersk London Brit Line, Scheveningen, Holland and renamed DUKE OF FLANDERS. Services Great Yarmouth – Esbjerg.

©  Cees De Bijl © Pieter Inpyn

©  Cees De Bijl (Left) © Pieter Inpyn (Right)

©  Simonwp ©  Simonwp

©  Simonwp (Gt Yarmouth, 01/08/1986) (Left)  © Simonwp (Gt Yarmouth, 01/08/1989) (Right)

1990: Renamed MAERSK FLANDERS for services Scheveningen – Felixstowe.

©  Aubrey Dale

©  Aubrey Dale (Rosslare, 13/07/1991)

©  Pieter Inpyn ©  Pieter Inpyn

©  Pieter Inpyn (Scheveningen, 01/08/1992)

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Scheveningen, 01/12/1998)

February 13th 1995: Collided with a jetty in Felixstowe and repaired in Harwich.

August 1999: Renamed MAERSK FRIESLAND.

May 9th 2000: Sold to Naviera Interoceangas S.S., (NISA), Valparaiso, Chile and renamed FRIESLAND.

May 10th 2000: Left Scheveningen for Chile.

June 2000: Rebuilt with extra passenger accommodation.

December 25th 2000: Re-delivered to her owners.

December 27th 2000: Renamed MAGALLANES.

January 4th 2001: Deployed along the Chilean coast.

August 2007: Renamed EVANGELISTAS.

©  Ruben Vega ©  Ruben Vega ©  Ruben Vega

©  Ruben  Vega (Puerto Montt, Chile, 16/10/2014)

September 2020: Owner Advanced Distribution Co., Monrovia, Liberia. Renamed ANGELIS.

October 8th 2020: Acquired by Indian-based Prayati Shipping prior to her departure Puerto Natales, Chile to Port Elizabeth, South Africa and from there to Alang, India.

December 5th 2020: Arrived Bhavnagar Anchorage.

December 12th 2020: Arrived Alang Anchorage.  

December 16th 2020: Beached Alang, India and scrapping commenced.


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: Cees De Bijl, Aubrey Dale,  Fotoflite, Patrick Hill, Pieter Inpyn, Simonwp, Ruben  Vega and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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