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MV Douwent – Past and Present

IMO Number: 8703139

MV Douwent

Ex Douwe S, Torpe

© Marcel and Ruud Coster

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

Technical Data

  • 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

Current AIS Location

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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. 

© Capt Jan Melchers

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.

© Henk Guddee © Henk Guddee

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 

© Erwin Willemse © Erwin Willemse

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.

© Frits Olinga © Frits Olinga © Frits Olinga

Douwent – © Frits Olinga (Delfzijl, 29/07/2021)

September 29th 2021: 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: Ruud and Marcel Coster, Henk Guddee, Capt Jan Melchers, Frits Olinga and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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