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MV Bonay – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9033878

MV Bonay

Ex Nord, Nordfjord, Willy II, Willy

© Simonwp

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

Technical Data

  • 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
    Sister Ships:

Current AIS Location

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October 9th 1991: Launched as WILLY

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.

© Capt Jan Melchers

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.

© Simonwp

Nordfjord – © Simonwp (Kiel Canal, 01/09/2001)

© Pilot Frans

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.

© Gerolf Drebes

Nord – © Gerolf Drebes (Terneuzen 30/04/2005)

2008 – 2011: Registered Owner: A. & A. Shipping Ltd., Liepaja – Latvia

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

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

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

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)


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