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MV Burando Explorer – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9148958

MV Burando Explorer

Ex Stolt Shearwater

© Jan vanden Bos

© Jan vanden Bos (Hook of Holland, 08/12/2022)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1998 by Cantieri Navale Ind. Nav. Mecc Affini S.p.A. INMA. La Spezia. Italy (Yard No 4260) as a Oil product / Chemical tanker.

Technical Data

  • Length: 96.18 m (overall) 91.20 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 16.31 m
    Depth: 8.03 m
    Draught: 5.9 m
    • Tonnage: 3811 gross/ net/5498t deadweight (Summer)
    • Engines: 4 x 4 stroke single acting 6 cylinder Wärtsilä 6L20 diesels
    Power: 3720 kW/5056 bHP
    Speed: 12.5 knots (Service) 16.0 knots (Max)
    Capacity: 5.259 m³
    Call Sign: ZCRD9, 3E4144
    MMSI Number: 352002207
    IMO Number: 9148958
    Port of Registry: Georgetown/Cayman Islands 🇰🇾, Panama 🇵🇦

Current AIS Location

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October 15th 1996: Keel laid.

December 20th 1997: Launched.

October 14th 1998: Delivered as STOLT SHEARWATER for Stolt-Nielsen Northern Ltd.

1999 – 2003: STOLT SHEARWATER for Finanziaria Marittima Srl

2003 – 2008: STOLT SHEARWATER. Sold to DS-Renedit No.99 CHFS GmbH & Co Product Tanker KG ( Stolt Nilsen ITS GmbH Hamburg as manager), Frankfurt am Main Germany.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Teesport, 01/07/2004)

2008 – 2015: STOLT SHEARWATER for new manager : Stolt Nilsen International Service BV, Rotterdam – The Netherlands

2015 – 2017: STOLT SHEARWATER. Sold/Transferred to Stolt Shearwood BV, Rotterdam – The Netherland

2017: STOLT SHEARWATER for Sea 147 Leasing Co. Limited. Manager: Stolt-Nielsen Transportations, 5, Westerlaan. Rotterdam. Operator: Stolt Tankers B.V..

© Marcus S

© Marcus S {Cuxhaven, 19/02/2021)

© Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Rotterdam, 16/09/2021)

November 1st 2022: BURANDO EXPLORER for Owner/Manager: Burando Explorer B.V..

December 21st 2022: Called at Dover.

May 7th 2023: Called at Dover.

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: Jan vanden Bos, Aleksi Lindström, Simonwp and Marcus S for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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