Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Bon Vivant – Past and Present

MV Bon Vivant

Ex Vestfjord, Lotus, Nescio

© Erwin Willemse

Bon Vivant – (Ijmuiden 02/07/2018)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1993 by Bijlsma Shipyard, Lemmer. Netherlands (Yard No 664) as a General Cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 81.7 m (overall) 76.95 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 11.0 m
    Depth: 5.2 m
    Draught: 4.13 m
    Tonnage: 1596 gross/ net/2280t deadweight
    Engines: Caterpillar diesel
    Power: 957 kW/HP
    Speed: 10.5 knots
    Capacity: 3240 m3
    Call Sign: YLOO
    MMSI Number: 275482000
  • IMO Number: 9052692
  • Port of Registry: Netherlands, Liepaja/Latvia

Current AIS Location

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June 18th 1993: Launched

July 15th 1993: Completed as NESCIO; Rederij ms Nescio, Den Helder, Netherlands.

1997: NESCIO; C.V. Scheepvaartonderneming Spanjersberg, Den Helder, Netherlands.

© Frits Olinga

Nescio – © Frits Olinga (Dwelfzijl 18/12/1999)

March 2001LOTUS; Busser Shipping B.V., H.W. Busser (Wagenborg Shipping B.V.), Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Lotus – © Stan Muller (New Waterway 01/07/2007)

January 2011: VESTFJORD; Fonnes Rederi A/S. (Wagenborg Shipping B.V.), Delfzijl, Netherlands.

October 1st 2017: BON VIVANT; MV Bon Vivant SIA

© Erwin Willemse © Erwin Willemse

Bon Vivant – © Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden 14/03/2020)

August 19th 2020: Arrived at Dover.


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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: Dover Strait Shipping, Stan Muller, Frits Olinga and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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



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