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MV Director – Past and Present

MV Director

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Director – © Nigel Thornton

Glass reinforced plastic hulled, twin screw built in 1996 by Aquastar Workboats Carrigaline Co. Cork  (Yard No. 60) for Dover Harbour Board as a harbour patrol/pilot vessel.

Technical Data

  • Length: 11.43 m (11.5m overall)
  • Breadth of hull: 3.81 m (moulded)
  • Height: 4.6 m
  • Draught: 1m
  • Tonnage: 12 tons displacement (13.5 tons loaded)
  • Engines: Twin Caterpillar 3126 TA diesels
  • Power: 231kw/ 310 bhp @ 2400 rpm
  • Speed: 23 knots
  • Capacity:  (max)
  • Call Sign: MWID7
  • MMSI Number: 235080091
  • Registry: Dover

Current AIS Location

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1996: Delivered to Dover Harbour Board

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© Nigel Thornton


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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: John Hendy and Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping, Facebook) for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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