Cargo VesselsHeavy LiftMulti Purpose Dry CargoPast and Present

MV BBC Dart – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9360207


Ex Industrial Dart, Johann J

© Christian Eckardt

© Christian Eckardt (Fischereihafen, 13/07/2020)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2008 by Estaleiros Navais De Viana Do Castelo S.A.. Portugal (Yard No 229) as a Multi Purpose Dry Cargo / Heavy Lift Ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 119.840 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 20.0 m
    Depth: 11.30 m
    Draught: 7.714 m (Summer)
    Tonnage: 7223 gross/2918 net/7968t deadweight
    Engines: 1 x 4SA 6 – cylinder MaK 6M43 diesel
    Power: 5400 kW/7344 bHP
    Speed: 16.0 knots
    Capacity: G 11,326.11 Dry; TEU 516 – Reefer Plugs 80
    Call Sign: V2DE6
    MMSI Number: 305187000
    IMO Number: 9360207
    Official Number: 4416
    Port of Registry: St Johns/Antigua and Barbuda 🇦🇬
    Sister-Ship: Aquila J (230), Drago J (231), Orion J (232), Vela J (233)

Current AIS Location

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July 25th 2007: Keel laid.

November 10th 2007: Launched as JOHANN J for Owner: Jüngerhans Maritime Services GmbH. Operator: Jüngerhans Maritime Services GmbH.

January 9th 2008: Completed.

2008: Renamed INDUSTRIAL DART for Owner: Herm. Jüngerhans. Operator: Intermarine LLC.

© Neil C McBride © Neil C McBride

© Neil C McBride (Tyne, 11/10/2017)

July 11th 2018: En-route from Chaguaramas, Trinidad & Tobago to Newcastle, suffered engine problems. Managed to continue its voyage and berthed in Newcastle upon Tyne on July 11th .

2019: Renamed BBC DART for Owner: Johann J Shipping GmbH & Co. KG. Operator: Jüngerhans Maritime Services GmbH.

© Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Rotterdam, 16/09/2021)

January 16th 2023: Called at Dover and “delivered two brand new crew transfer vessels from the Penguin  Shipyard, Singapore”.

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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: Christian Eckardt, Aleksi Lindström and Neil C McBride for their assistance in producing this feature.

Special thanks to Nigel Scutt @ Dover Strait Shipping

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

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