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MV Commodore Goodwill – Past and Present

MV Commodore Goodwill

© Ken Larwood

Commodore Goodwill © Ken Larwood

Steel twin motor vessel built by Koninklijke Schelde Groep B.V., Vlissingen, Holland 1996 (Yard No 378) as Ro – Ro Cargo Ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 126.4m (overall) 116.5m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of Hull: 21.4m (extreme)
  • Depth: 7.5m
  • Draught: 6.014m
  • Tonnage: 11,166 gross/3,350 net/5215t deadweight
  • Engines: Two 6 – cylinder MaK diesels.
  • Power: 8,600kW
  • Speed: 17.30 knots
  • Capacity: 12 passengers, 1250 lane metres
  • Call Sign: C6NU8
  • IMO Number: 9117985
  • DNV GL ID: 18841
  • MMSI Number: 309536000
  • Registry: Nassau/Bahamas
  • Sister Ships: Island Commodore

Location Data

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December 16th 1994: Build contract signed.

March 14th 1995: Keel laid.

November 6th 1995: Launched.

March 1st 1996: Commodore Goodwill delivered to NYDA Shipping Ltd., Nassau, Bahamas (Managers: Goliat Shipping A/S, Oslo, Norway).

March 2nd 1996: Arrived Guernsey.

March 4th 1996: Commenced services for Commodore Ferries Ltd between Guernsey – Jersey – Portsmouth.

© Robert J Smith  © Robert J Smith

© Robert J Smith

2004: Commenced services for Condor Ferries.

© Andreas Wörteler  © Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler

December 10th 2007: Bad weather caused the vessel to strike the entrance to La Collette yacht basin in St Helier harbour. One of the vessel’s propellers was damaged.

December 13th December 2007: The Brittany Ferries freight vessel COUTANCES was chartered as cover.

December 2007: Repaired in Falmouth.

© Robert Stanley

© Robert Stanley

February 2008: Returned to service.

© Andreas Wörteler  © Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler

2012: Registered Owner: Condor Ltd. Ship Manager: Condor Marine Services Ltd.

© Ray Goodfellow  © Ray Goodfellow

© Ray Goodfellow  © Ray Goodfellow

St Helier, Jersey 13th October 2014 © Ray Goodfellow

© Ray Goodfellow

© Ray Goodfellow

2015: Still in service Guernsey – Jersey – Portsmouth.

© Andreas Wörteler  © Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler  © Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler

© Ray Goodfellow  © Ray Goodfellow

Portsmouth 14th & 15th July 2015 © Ray Goodfellow

January 30th 2015: Condor announced a new livery “Three new colours are at the core of the new company identity – dark blue, pink and gold, representing more of a leisure and holiday outlook. The ribbons – which were a distinctive feature in the ship’s livery before – have evolved and will be used on the ships hulls as well as on new branding throughout the rest of the company, including the new logo.”

© Nicolas Lévy  © Nicolas Lévy

© Nicolas Lévy  © Nicolas Lévy

© Nicolas Lévy (St Malo 07/11/2015)

© Ray Goodfellow  © Ray Goodfellow

Departing Portsmouth 25/06/17 © Ray Goodfellow

June – July 2018: ” Whilst Goodwill was in Falmouth in June and July for her annual check, a previous modification was removed from her funnel, so it is now back to its smaller, original size. We also took the opportunity to paint the funnel and other maintenance work on the ship included rewiring, repairs to her port drive shaft and propeller, calibrating and testing controls along with cleaning the hull.” After her refit she appeared with a yellow funnel.

© Nicolas Lévy  © Nicolas Lévy

© Nicolas Lévy

St Helier 08/06/2019 © Nicolas Lévy

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions found. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Ken Larwood,  Nicolas Lévy, Robert J Smith, Robert Stanley and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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