Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Discovery Bay – Past and Present

MV Discovery Bay

 © Robert Smith

© Robert Smith

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1997 by  Kitanihon Zosen K.K. Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, Hachinohe, Japan  (Yard No. 305), as a refrigerated cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 142.15m (overall), 133m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of hull: 22.0m
  • Depth: 13.0m
  • Draught: 8.61m
  • Tonnage: 8,924 gross (ITC 69)/4,685 net (ITC 69)/10100t deadweight
  • Engines: (1) 2T- 8-cylinder Mitsubishi – Akasaka diesel
  • Power: 11003kW/14950 hp
  • Speed: 21.2 knots
  • Number of Holds: 15
  • Capacity: 14809, TEU 200 
  • Call Sign: C6OP3
  • IMO Number: 9143740
  • MMSI Number: 309785000
  • Registry: Nassau/Bahamas

Current AIS Location

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February 1st 1997: Completed.

2006: In Service.  Registered Owner: Isolaverde Shipping Address: Bahamas. Ship Manager: Seatrade Groningen BV Address: 200, Laan Corpus den Hoorn, Groningen, Netherlands.

September 5th 2006: Visited Dover.

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🆕 Ijmuiden, Netherlands December 16, 2017 © Willem Oldenburg

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: Robert Smith and Willem Oldenburg for their assistance in compiling this feature.

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

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