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MV DC Vlaanderen 3000 – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9250373

MV DC Vlaanderen 3000

Ex Orisant

© Wil Weijsters

DC Vlaanderen 3000 – © Wil Weijsters (Terneuzen, 10/07/2017)

Steel single screw motor vessel built 2002 in by Barkmeijer Stroobos NV Hellingstraat 10, 9872 PT Stroobos. The Netherlands (Yard No 297) as a Trailing suction hopper dredger.

Technical Data

  • Length: 89.20 m (overall) 84.98 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 14.0 m
    Depth: 7.35 m
    Draught: 6.29 m(6.70m at dredging point)
    Tonnage: 2744 gross/823 net/4207t deadweight
    Engines: 1x Caterpillar – 4 stroke 8 cylinder diesel
    Power: 2300 kW/3125HP
    Speed: 13.0 knots
    Capacity: 2.600 m³
  • Suction Pipe: 1x 800 mm
  • Dredging Depth: 35.0m
    Call Sign: PBGG
    MMSI Number:
  • IMO Number: 9250373
    Port of Registry: Goes/The Netherlands, Breskins/The Netherland

Location Data

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September 20th 2002: Completed as ORISANT for Bert Den Herder, The Netherland. Manager the same as owner.

Orisant – © Dieter Potts (Ostend, 16/06/2004)

© Henk Guddee

Orisant – © Henk Guddee (Terneuzen, 27/10/2005)

June 1st 2008: Registered owner; V.O.F. SEAM Versloot. Manager; DC River BV

October 2014: Renamed DC VLAADEREN 3000 for DC Vlaanderen 3000 BV. Manager; DC River BV

© Pieter Inpyn © Pieter Inpyn

DC Vlaaderen 3000 – © Pieter Inpyn (Ijmuiden, 20/04/2018)

© Erwin Willemse © Erwin Willemse

DC Vlaaderen 3000 – © Erwin Willemse (Velsen-Zuid, 10/06/2019)

March 19th 2020: A fire broke out in the engine room, after she had moored in the commercial port of Breskens, coming from Zeebrugge. The fire was extinguished by the crew, which flooded the engine room with CO2 in order to bring the situation under control. It was decided to leave the engine room closed until the morning of March 20th, at which point shoreside fire fighters from Breskens and Oostburg attended the site to open the engine room in a controlled manner. The entire ship had to be ventilated due to high CO2 values. In the early afternoon, the firefighters were stood down.

October 16th 2020: Called at Dover to offload marine aggregate.

DC Vlaanderen 3000 – © Dover Strait Shipping

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:Dieter Potts, Dover Strait Shipping, Henk Guddee, Pieter Inpyn, Wil Weijsters and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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