Ex Nord, Nordfjord, Willy II, Willy
Bonay – © Simonwp (New Waterway, 14/05/2012)
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1991 by N.V. Scheepswerf- en Reparatiebedrijf “Harlingen”, Harlingen (Yard No 96) as a General cargo ship
- Length: 64.75 m (overall) 60.0 m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth: 11.50 m
Depth: 5.0 m
Draught: 4.39 m (Summer) 4.30 m (Winter)
Tonnage: 1189 gross/712 net/1891t deadweight (Summer)
Engines: 1 x Caterpillar 3512TA – 4 stroke single acting 12 cylinder diesel
Power: 954 kW/1297 bHP
Speed: 10.0 knots (Service)
Capacity: Bale: 2.632 m³ / 92.964 ft³
- Max permitted loads: Hatches: 1,35 t/m² – Tanktop: 7,5 t/
Call Sign: PIOY, PJJR, PJJH, YLBV
MMSI Number: 275359000
- IMO Number: 9033878
Port of Registry: Texel/The Netherlands, Willemstad/Netherlands Antilles, Liepaja/Latvia
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October 9th 1991: Launched as WILLY
November 27th 1991: Completed
1991 – May 2001: WILLY II for Evert Bays C.V., Texel – The Netherlands. Manager: Evert Bays C.V., Texel – The Netherlands.
Willy II – © Capt Jan Melchers (@ Cork)
Willy II – © PWR (Ocean Lock, Goole)
May 1998: Re-engined (type: same as build)
March 21st 2001: Sold at auction in Rotterdam.
May 2001 – October 2004: NORDFJORD for Fjorden B.V., Willemstad (NA) – Netherlands Antilles. Manager: Wagenborg Shipping, Delfzijl – The Netherlands.
Nordfjord – © Simonwp (Kiel Canal, 01/09/2001)
Nordfjord – © Pilot Frans (Rotterdam, 08/06/2003)
October 18th 2004: Arrived at the Calandsteiger in Europoort and “FJORD” painted over on 19th .
October 2004: NORD for Nordav B.V., Willemstad (NA) – Netherlands Antilles. Manager until 2008: Amasus Shipping B.V., Delfzijl – The Netherlands.
Nord – © Gerolf Drebes (Terneuzen 30/04/2005)
2008 – 2011: Registered Owner: A. & A. Shipping Ltd., Liepaja – Latvia
Bovay – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden 02/07/2008)
2008 – 2014: Manager: A. & A. Shipping Ltd., Liepaja – Latvia
2011 – 2013: BONAY for A. & A. Shipping Ltd., Liepaja – Latvia
2013 – 2018: BONAY for Waterfall Projects Ltd.
2014 – 2017: Manager: Management Sia, Liepaja – Latvia
January 29th 2015: Arrested in Rostock owing to a number of significant safety deficiencies.
2018 – 2019: BONAY for MV Bonay SIA, Liepaja – Latvia
2019: Registered Owner: Courland Shipping SIA. Liepaja, Latvia. Manager: SIA AA Bon-Port, Liepaja (Libau). Latvia
Bovay – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden 06/08/2019)
September 15th 2021: Due at Dover from Ridderkerk (The Netherlands)
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: Gerolf Drebes, Marcel and Ruud Coster, Pilot Frans, Capt Jan Melchers, PWR and Simonwp for their assistance in producing this feature.
Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)