Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Baltica Hav – Past and Present

IMO Number: 8415665

MV Baltica Hav

Ex Pluto, Union Pluto, Phoenix I, Phoenix, Osterberg

© Marcus S

© Marcus S (Cuxhaven, 16/07/2018)

Steel single screw “Peters Fluss-Seeschiff type” motor vessel built in 1984 by Schiffswerft Hugo Peters Wewelsfleth Peters & Co. GmbH. 25599 Wewelsfleth. Federal Republic of Germany (Yard No 602) as a General cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 82.21 m (overall) 76.8 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 11.30 m
  • Depth: 5.40 m
  • Draught: 4.22 m (Summer)
  • Tonnage: 1530 gross/851 net/2324 t deadweight
  • Engines: 1 x MWM TBD 440-6 K – 4 stroke 6 cylinder diesel
  • Power: 441 kW/HP
  • Speed: 10.0 knots
  • Capacity: 80 x 20ft containers/Grain: 2.914 m³ – Bales: 2.909 m³
  • Call Sign: DDHC, MJAB, V2QS6
  • MMSI Number: 304264000
  • IMO Number: 8415665
  • Official Number: 3183
  • DNV iD Number: 38478
  • Port of Registry: Nordenham/Germany 🇩🇪, Hamburg/Germany 🇩🇪, Limassol/Cyprus 🇨🇾, Bridgetown/Barbados 🇧🇧, Douglas/Isle of Man 🇮🇲, St Johns/Antigua and Barbuda 🇦🇬
  • Sister-Ship: Christa Schutt (572), Hammaburg (576), Elbe (578), Hansa (581), Poseldorf (582), Pax (583), Patria (585), Bungsberg (591), Baltica (592), Pioneer (593), Ali Baba (597), Birch (599), Poseidon (600), Landskirchen (603), Haithabu (604), Gudrun (606), Elysia (608), But (609), You Are (614), Kurt Jensen (617), Truso (623)

Current AIS Location

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June 25th 1984: Keel laid.

Augugust 26th 1984: Launched.

October 1984: Completed (Wheelhouse hydraulically lowerable) as OSTERBERG for Owner: Karheinz Ivo .


© PWR (River Trent)

December 7th 1987: PHOENIX for Owner: MS Phoenix Interscan (Conti SgmbH)


© PWR (@Goole)

May 10th 1994: PHOENIX I for Owner: Hope Island Shipping Co. Ltd..

© Frits Olinga

© Frits Olinga (Delfzijl, 03/11/1994)

November 1995: UNION PLUTO for Owner/Manager: Union Transport Group p.l.c..

© Michael Neidig

© Michael Neidig (Duisberg, 08/05/1987)

© Ken Smith © Ken Smith © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (Gravesend, 03/06/2007)

© Robert Fournier

© Robert Fournier (Calais, 05/04/2009)

© Wil Weijsters © Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters (New Waterway, 22/07/2013)

July 2013: PLUTO for Owner: Geden Lines. Manager Donnelly Tanker Management.

© Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters (Rozenburg, 31/03/2014)

© Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström

 © Aleksi Lindström (Hansweert, 01/07/2014)

August 1st 2017: BALTICA HAV for Owner: Skagerrak Shipping AS. Manager: Hav Ship Management Norrus AS.

January 12th 2021: Manager: HAV Chartering AS

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Immingham, 22/09/2022)

January 27th 2023: Provisionally due at Dover


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: Robert Fournier, Aleksi Lindström, Michael Neidig, Frits Olinga, PWR, Marcus S, Simonwp, Ken Smith and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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