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MV Aurora (Cargo Vessel) – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9255579

MV Aurora

Ex Veendiep, Wisaforest

Aurora © Fabian Vornholt  (16/10/2020)

Steel single screw “Trader 7800” motor vessel built in 2002 by Bodewes Hoogezand B.V. Hoogezand. The Netherlands (Yard No 607) as a Gear general cargo – Single decker

Technical Data

  • Length: 118.55 m (overall) 111.85 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 15.20 m
    Depth: 8.435 m
    Draught: 7.03 m (Summer)
    Tonnage: 5052 gross/2663 net/7796t deadweight
    Engines: 1 x Mak 8M32- 4 stroke 8 cylinder diesel. 
    Power: 3840kW/5222 bHP
    Speed: 14.5 knots
    Capacity: 373 x 20 ft containers/332. 500 ft³ – 9.409 m³
  • Call Sign: PDUZ, PBGA
    MMSI Number: 246831000
  • IMO Number: 9255579
  • DNV GL id: 37914
  • Port of Registry: Cyprus, The Netherlands, Finland, Groningen/The Netherlands
    Sister Ships: BBC Seattle, BBC Stavenger, Ezaro, Gures, Lifter, Nadja, Nauma, Norrland, Thorco Hilde, TIP Bremen, TIP Copenhagen, TIP Emden, TIP Helsinki, TIP Oslo, TIP Stockholm, Veendiep, Vasadiep, Victoriadiep, Vriginiadiep, Vlistdiep, Voornediep, ZaanBorg, Zijlborg, Ziltborg

Vesselfinder AIS Location Data

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June 29th 1998: Keel laid.

March 28th 2002: Launched.

© Leo Johannes

Wisaforest © Leo Johannes (28/03/2002)

May 5th 2002: Completed as WISAFOREST for Scheepvaartonderneming ms Veendiep C.V. Groningen, The Netherlands. Manager; Feederlines B.V. Eenrumermaar 2. 9735 AD Groningen. The Netherlands

© Simonwp

Wisaforest © Simonwp (Kiel Canal, 01/09/2002)

Wisaforest © Aleksi Lindström (Rendsberg, 23/09/2007)

March 23rd 2011: Suffered a small fire on board in the Sea of Bothnia, 33 miles off Raumalta.  The fire was extinguished without external help. 

March 1st 2015:  Renamed SEENDIEP. Charter to UPM Kymmene Seaways Oy Ltd. Finland

May 30th 2017: Registered Owner; Monte Zoncolan Veediep BV

May 1st 2018: Renamed AURORA for Aalto Shipping Co Oy. Manager; ASC Aurora BV. Manager; Vertom Bereederungs GmbH & Co. KG.

January 25th 2020: En-route from Ijmuiden to Naples suffered fuel oil system trouble in position 50 47 00 N, 000 53 39 E. After the engine issue was fixed, the vessel continued its voyage at 9 a.m. with an ETA as of February 2.

March 31st 2021: Arrived in Dover from Antwerp

🆕 Aurora – Dover Strait Shipping

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: Dover Strait Shipping, Leo Johannes, Aleksi Lindström, Simonwp and Fabian Vornholt for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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