Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Breb Trader – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9369526

MV Breb Trader

Ex Richelieu

© Robbie Cox

© Robbie Cox (Rotterdam, 17/08/2022)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2007 by Tallinn Shipyard (BLRT Laevaehitus OU). Tallinn. Estonia (Hull) (Yard No Y9369526) Damen Shipyards Bergum B.V.. Bergum, The Netherlands (Completion) (Yard No 9362) as a Multi purpose cargo vessel.

Technical Data

  • Length: 88.60m (overall) 84.99m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 12.50 m
  • Depth: 7.0 m
  • Draught: 5.42 m (Summer)
  • Tonnage: 2545 gross/1460 net/3817t deadweight (Summer)
  • Engines: 1 x MaK 8M20 – 4 stroke 8-cylinder diesel
  • Power: 1520 kW/2067 bHP
  • Speed: 10.5 knots (Service) 11.0 knots (Max)
  • Capacity: 176 x 20ft containers/77 x 40ft containers + 19 TEU/Bale / grain: 5.248 m³ – 185.331ft³
  • Lifting Gear: 1 x Gantry crane – SWL 12.5 t
  • Call Sign: ZDHS7, CQPE
  • MMSI Number: 255802570
  • IMO Number: 9369526
  • Port of Registry: Gibraltar 🇬🇮, Madeira/Portugal 🇵🇹
  • Sister-Ship: Breb Timber (9360)

Current AIS Location

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December 16th 2004: Keel laid.

March 2nd 2007: Completed as RICHELIEU for Owner Westeel Briese Schiffahrts (c/o Briesse Shipping). Manager: Briesse Shipping BV

Aug 20th 2011: 

“The ice breaker STETTIN, ran into her stern when about to moor in the northern lock of the Kiel Canal in Brunsbuettel. While the icebreaker suffered only little damage, the stern of the RICHELIEU was dented. The ship which had departed from Hamburg in the morning and was bound for Kaliningrad berthed at the railway pilings in Brunsbuettel for investigations which lasted until 7.30 p.m. The STETTIN which was coming from Hamburg and was bound for Rendsberg was allowed to continue its voyage one hour after the accident. At 6.40 p.m. it safely berthed in Rendsberg.”

© Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Rendsberg, 07/08/2017)

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 10/07/2020)

April 2022: BREB TRADER for Neuwerk Breb Schiffahrts. Manager: Breb GmbH & Co KG.

© Patrick Hill © Patrick Hill © Patrick Hill

© Patrick Hill (Hull, 02/06/2022)

November 8th 2022: Provisionally due at Dover from Hull.

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: Marcel and Ruud Coster, Robbie Cox, Patrick Hill and Aleksi Lindström for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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