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MV Blue Carrier I (Ex Maersk Anglia (II)) – Past and Prsent

IMO Number: 9186649

MV Blue Carrier I

Ex Anglia Seaways, Maersk Anglia II

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Scheveningen, 01/05/2002)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2000 by Guangzhou Shipyard International, Guangzhou, China (Yard No 7130011) as a RoRo Cargo/Ferry ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 50 m (overall) 134.00 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 54 m
  • Depth: 15 m
  • Draught: 40 m
  • Tonnage: 13073 gross/3921 net/4650t deadweight
  • Engines: 2 x Oil, 4-stroke single-acting Sulzer 8ZAL40S diesels
  • Power: 10740 kW/14.596 bhp
  • Speed: 18.5 knots
  • Capacity: 12 passengers/ 1562 – 1710 lane meters
  • Call Sign: PCFJ, OZHV2, SVCU5
  • MMSI Number: 241671000
  • IMO Number: 9186649
  • Official Number: 20378 Z R 2004
  • Port of Registry: Scheveningen/The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Copenhagen/Denmark 🇩🇰, Piraeus/Greece 🇬🇷
  • Sister Ships: Maersk Flanders (7130010)
  • Near Sister Ships: Maersk Exporter (1459), Maersk Importer (1460)

Current AIS Location

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June 2000: Delivered to Norfolk Line B.V., Scheveningen, Holland.

June 5th 2000: Left Guangzhou

June 6th 2000: To Hong Kong.

July 7th 2000: Arrived Scheveningen, Holland.

July 8th 2000: Christened in Scheveningen by Mrs. Bull (wife of a director)

July 8th 2000: Services Scheveningen – Felixstowe.

© Ted Ingham

© Ted Ingham (Felixstowe, 01/01/2003)

© Andreas Wörteler © Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler  (Hoek van Holland, 03/10/2006)

November 18th 2006: Services Vlaardingen – Felixstowe.

© Andreas Wörteler © Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler ( Niewe Waterweg, 17/06/2007)

September 2009: Services Dublin – Heysham.

© Trevor Kidd © Trevor Kidd © Trevor Kidd

© Trevor Kidd (10/10/2009)

July 12th 2010: Sale of Norfolklines to DFDS Seaways.

August 8th 2010: Renamed ANGLIA SEAWAYS.

January 31st 2011: Completed DFDS services Dublin – Heysham.

February 2011: Chartered to Seatruck Ferries for services Dublin – Heysham.

February 10th 2011: Transferred to DFDS A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark.

January 15th 2012: Completed Seatruck charter, Left Heysham for Rotterdam.

January 17th 2012: Services Vlaardingen – Killingholme.

April 26th 2012  – April 29th 2012: Left Vlaardingen for Rosyth.

April 29th 2012 – May 14th 2012: Services Rosyth – Zeebrügge.

May 15th 2012: Arrived Dunkerque for refit.

© Jerzy Rakowskii

© Jerzy Rakowskii (Dunkrk, 15/05/2012)

May 23rd 2012: Chartered to Seatruck Ferries for services Belfast – Heysham.

August 12th 2012: Services Heysham – Dublin.

September 2012: Services Heysham – Warrenpoint.

2014: Charter completed.

© Wil Weijsters © Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters (Rozenburg, 15/04/2014)

June 2014  – August 2rd 2014: Services Travemunde – Klaipeda.

September 4th 2014: Services Vlaardingen – Killingholme.

© Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Rozenburg, 15/05/2018)

July 2nd 2019: Sold to Attica Ferries Maritime Co, Aten, Greece and renamed BLUE CARRIER 1.

July 3rd 2019: Delivered to Attica Ferries Maritime Co.

July 4th 2019: Left Rotterdam for Piraeus.

July 15th 2019: Blue Star Line services between Piraeus – Greek archipelago (Vathi – Kos – Symi – Rhodes). Manager: Blue Star Line

© Dimitris Mentakis

© Dimitris Mentakis (Drapetsona Bay, 20/02/2020)

© Giwrgos Mertis © Giwrgos Mertis

© Giwrgos Mertis (Piraeus, 27/04/2022)

October 4th 2020: Chalkida shipyard for refit.

November 6th 2020: Sailed to Keratsini

November 9th 2020: Returned to Dodecanese Islands services.

© Dennis Mortimer © Dennis Mortimer

© Dennis Mortimer (Piraeus, 29/11/2022)

© Bob Scott

© Bob Scott (Rhodes, 11/03/2024)

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: Fotoflite, Ted Ingham, Trevor Kidd, Aleksi Lindström, Dimitris Mentakis, Giwrgos Mertis, Dennis Mortimer, Jerzy Rakowski, Wil Weijsters and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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