Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Charles Island – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9059626

MV Charles Island

© Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (IJmuiden, 19/04/2019)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1993 by Danyard, Frederikshavn, Denmark (Yard No 718) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 178.50m (overall) 166.70m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of hull: 25.24m (overall)
  • Depth: 13.20m
  • Draught: 9.20m (max)
  • Tonnage: 14,061 gross/14,140 deadweight
  • Engines: 1 x MAN-B&W/Mitsui 8S60 8 – cylinder diesel
  • Power: 16320kW/22189 bhp
  • Speed: 21.5 knots
  • Capacity: 17,637m³/434 x 20 ft containers
  • Cargo Gear: 3 x Cranes of a lifting capacity of SWL 40 t each/4x Cranes of SWL 10 t each
  • Call Sign: C6JT
    MMSI Number: 308705000
  • IMO Number: 9059626
    Port of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸
    Sister Ships: Abermarle Island (716), Barrington Island (717), Duncan Island (719),  Hood Island (722)


Current AIS Location

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1993: Launched for KS Difco LXXXIII, Copenhagen (Ecuadorian Line Inc., Miami). Christened CHARLES ISLAND. (Denmark)

© Capt Jan Melchers

© Capt Jan Melchers

November 5th 1993: Completed for Ecuadorian Line Inc. (Napaca, Naviera del Pacífico CA, Guayaquil), Nassau.

May 1st 2003: Registered owner: Harbour Island Shipping Ltd. Nassau. Bahamas. Operated by Ecuadorian Line Inc. (Miami)

© Stan Muller (Antwerp, 17/02/2008)

© Robert Fournier (Dunkerque, 27/06/2011)

April 15th 2021: Arrived at Dover.

Dover Strait Shipping

August 14th 2022: Due at Dover.

October 2nd 2022: Due at Dover.

January 23rd 2023: Arrived at Dover.

© John Pegden © John Pegden

🆕 © John Pegden (Dover, 23/01/2023)

March 13th 2023: Provisionally due 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: Robert Fournier, Capt Jan Melchers, Stan Muller, John Pegdan, Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping) and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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