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MV Asmaa – Past and Present

MV Transmar

Ex Transmar III, Asmaa

© Mike Griffiths

© Mike Griffiths

Steel single screw B-432 (II) motor vessel built in 1977 by Stocznia Szczecinska im. A. Warskiego, Szczecin. Poland (Yard No 310/09) as a General Cargo Ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 123.93 m (overall) 114.03 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 17.02 m
  • Depth: 9.81m
  • Draught: 6.45/7.338 m
  • Tonnage: 3,876 -1,633-4,935 gross/ net/5366-2848-6340 deadweight
  • Engines: 2SA 5-cylinder Cegielski-Sulzer 5RD68 diesels
  • Power: 4487 kW/6100 bhp
  • Speed: 14.5 knots
  • Capacity: 4 Ho 15.6 22.5 21.7 ER 15.0 TEU 50,
  • Call Sign: SURG
  • IMO Number: 7637670
  • Port of Registry: Alexandria/ Egypt, Suez/Egypt
  • Sister-Ships: Al Esraa, Al Hamraa, Al Yarmouk, Barada, Chełm, Siemiatycze, Skoczów


One of eight units built as a multi-purpose dry-cargo ship.

December 30th 1977: Completed as ASMAA for Federal Arab Maritime Co (FAMCO)

© David Ingham

© David Ingham (Dover)

© David Ingham  © Brian Fisher

© Brian Fisher

August 1999: Sold to Transmar Shipping, Egypt and renamed TRANSMAR III

January 2007: Renamed TRANSMAR and sold to Indian Shipbreakers.

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: Brian Fisher, Mike Griffiths and Ted Ingham for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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