Ex Douwe S, Torpe
Douwent – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 08/04/2021)
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1987 by Ferus Smit Scheepswerf Hoogezand. The Netherlands (Yard No 248) as a General cargo ship
- Length: 79.69 m (overall) 75.01 m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth: 11.21 m
Depth: 4.63 m
Draught: 3.72 m (Max)
Tonnage: 1311 gross/723 net/1750t deadweight
Engines: 1 x 4 stroke S.A. 12-Cyl Caterpillar 3512TA diesel engine
Power: 791 kW/1075 bHP
Speed: 10.5 knots
Capacity: G: 2668 cu m/B: 2651 cu m, TEU: 78
Call Sign: PIAL, PDO, MGWG4, D5EA6
MMSI Number: 636016022
- IMO Number: 8703139
Port of Registry: Westerbroek/The Netherlands, London/United Kingdom, Monrovia/Liberia
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December 19th 1986: Keel laid.
October 10th 1987: Launched.
November 1987: Completed as TORPE for C.V. Scheepvaartonderneming Torpe, Delfzijl – The Netherlands.
Torpe – © Capt Jan Melchers © (Rochester, UK, 11/08/1993)
November 1993 – 2005: DOUWE S for H. Steenstra, Ijsselmuiden – The Netherlands. Manager: Wagenborg Shipping B.V., Delfzijl.
1998: Manager: Union Transport Group PLC London
February 2005: Sold to Campbell Maritime Ltd., South Shields.U.K. Manager: Union Transport Group.
February 23rd 2005: Arrived in Dordrecht.
February 25th 2005: Renamed DOUWENT.
February 27th 2005: Left for Bremen.
Douwent – © Henk Guddee (Terneuzen, 24/09/2007)
August 13th 2011: Towed to Dordrecht where she was re-engined.
March 2012: Sold to Douwent Marine Limited, London. United Kingdom. Manager: Ionian Ship
Douwent – © Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 10/08/2012)
2013: Managed by Ionian Marine Shipping, Piraeus and Marco Polo Maritime, Majuro, Marshall Islands.
February 26th 2013: Grounded on Haisborough Sand in the North Sea. The vessel re-floated approximately 1 hour later and anchored in safe water nearby. DOUWENT lost its rudder during the grounding and had to be towed by tug to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for survey and repair. There were no injuries and no pollution. The MAIB investigation established that the vessel had followed a navigation track
April 15th 2013: Managed by Ionian Marine Shipping, Piraeus and Marco Polo Maritime, Majuro, Marshall Islands.
December 2020: Manager: Bulkers Marine Ltd.
Douwent – © Frits Olinga (Delfzijl, 29/07/2021)
September 29th 2021: Due at Dover.
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