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MV DC Orisant – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9822475

MV DC Orisant

© Royal IHC Krimpen

DC Orisant – © Royal IHC Krimpen

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2018 by Royal IHC Krimpen aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands (Yard No CO1290) as Self unloading trailing suction hopper dredger.

Technical Data

  • • Length: 142.30 m (overall) 139.50 m (between perpendiculars)
    • Breadth: 23.0 m
    Depth: 10.20 m
    Draught: 7.30 m
    Tonnage: 9683 gross/8865 net/12490t deadweight
    • Engines: 4 x e-motor ALCONZA (Diesel Electric)
    Power: 11.000 kW/HP
    Speed: 16.0 knots
    Hopper Capacity: 5.450 m³
    Suction pipe: 1 x 1.100 mm
    Dredging depth: 35,00 m
    Call Sign: PCFD
    MMSI Number: 244180240
    IMO Number: 9822475
    Register Number: 32125V
    Port of Registry: Goes/The Netherlands 🇳🇱

Current AIS Location

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August 8th 2016: Contact date.

January 11th 2018: Named and launched for a joint venture between Den Herder (Reimerswaal Dredging) and Group de Cloedt.

December 2018: Completed for Registered Owner; Group De Cloedt / Reimerswaal Dredging. Manager; Group De Cloedt / Reimerswaal Dredging

© Gerolf Drebes

DC Orisant – © Gerolf Drebes (Gdansk, 02/08/2019)

July 2020: Kooiman Marine Group received the order to repower the vessel. The conversion was prepared and carried out within a very short period of time.

For the purpose of removing the old generator sets, a temporary passageway had been cut in the starboard side of the ship, near the engine room. By temporarily removing the ventilation channels, a second temporary transit could be made in the main deck.

July 14th 2021: “The CZARNA PERLA was sailing on the Motława River in the afternoon with 120 passengers and crew on board, when she was struck and seriously damaged by the dredger DC Orisant which was working in the area. Seven people on board the tour boat, including a one year old child, were injured. Five, including the one year old, were subsequently admitted to hospital. Investigations into the collision were immediately undertaken by the GdanskSródmiescie District Prosecutor’s Office. Following their preliminary investigation they reported that the helmsman on board the CZARNA PERLA had failed to maintain a proper course and prevented the dredger from passing safely by. Local police found that the helmsman and a mechanic on board the tour boat were both impaired by alcohol and had been drinking at the time of the collision.”

© Erwin Willemse

DC Orisant – © Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 16/04/2022)

May 3rd 2022: Called at Dover.

DC Orisant – © Dover Strait Shipping

July 29th 2022: Called at Dover.

August 5th 2022: 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: Dover Strait Shipping, Gerolf Drebes and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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