Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Bellinghausen – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9197399

MV Bellinghausen

Ex Moseltal, Eider, Gretchen Muller

© Marcus S

© Marcus S (Hamburg, 04/11/2022)

Steel single “Komarno Rhein” screw motor vessel built in 2003 by Slovenske Lodenice Komarno a.s. Prevadzkaren. Komarno. Slovakia (Yard No 2949) as a Multi-purpose dry cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 87.98 m (overall) 81.0 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 12.80 m
    Depth: 7.10 m
    Draught: 5.51 m
    Tonnage: 2542 gross/1369 net/3672 t deadweight (Summer)
    Engines: (1) 4T 8 cylinder Deutz-MWM SBV 8M628 diesel
    Power: 1470 kW/1999 bHP
    Speed: 11.0 knots
    Capacity: 144 x 20ft containers/4.613 m³ / 163.000 ft³
    Call Sign: V2KA
    MMSI Number: 304469000
    IMO Number: 9197399
    BV Number: 42651M
    Port of Registry: Slovakia 🇸🇰, Germany 🇩🇪, St Johns/Antigua & Barbuda 🇦🇬, Germany 🇩🇪, St Johns/Antigua & Barbuda 🇦🇬

Current AIS Location

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June 12th 1998: Keel laid.

August 23rd 2002: Launched.

February 19th 2003: Delivered GRETCHEN MULLER.

March 2003: EIDER for Owner: Roland Ship Administration GmbH & Co. KG. Manager: Reederei Erwin Strahlmann GmbH & Co. KG. Operator: R.E.S. Chartering GmbH.

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 26/01/2011)

© Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Cuxhaven, 02/08/2017)

January 2021: MOSELTAL Owner: Schiffahrts UG (Haftungsbeschränkt) & Co. Manager: Wessels Reederei GmbH & Co. KG.

© Gerolf Drebes © Tim Becker

© Gerolf Drebes (Cuxhaven, 10/08/2021)(Left) © Tim Becker (Lubeck, 11/08/2021)(Right)

February 5th 2021: While en-route from London to Leixoes suffered a faulty fuel pipe. The vessel left the southwest lane of the Dover Strait Traffic Separation Scheme with permission from CNIS to carry out repair works which were expected to take approximately 30 minutes. The crew notified CNIS after completing the work, and the ship resumed its voyage.

April 1st 2022: BELLINGHAUSEN for Owner: Waterway Shipping Ltd. Manager: Baltnautic Shipping Ltd.

December 12th 2022: Called 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: Tim Becker, Marcel and Ruud Coster, Gerolf Drebes, Aleksi Lindström and Marcus S for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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