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MV Durable – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9242376

MV Durable

Ex Tyco Durable

© Pieter Inpyn

© Pieter Inpyn (Kirkwall, 07/09/2019)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2003 by Keppel Shipyard Ltd – Benoi Yard, Singapore (Yard No 033) as a Cable Laying Vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 140 m (overall) 120.8 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 21.0 m
  • Depth: 12.6 m
  • Draught: 8.413 m (Design)
  • Tonnage: 12893.85  gross/10244 net/10096 t deadweight
  • Engines: 5 x Normo 9-cylinder KRGB-9 diesel electric
  • Power: 9950 kW/HP
  • Speed: 13.9 knots (Design)
  • Cable Capacity: 5466 MT
  • Call Sign: V7DI8,
  • MMSI Number: 538001648
  • IMO Number: 9242376
  • Official Number:1648
  • Port of Registry: Majuro/Marshall Islands 🇲🇭
  • Sister-Ship: Decisive (032), Dependable (031), Reliance (028), Resolute (030), Responder (029)

Current AIS Location

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One of the six ships belonging to the Reliance Class fleet of Tyco Telecommunications.

October 25th 2001: Steel cut.

June 15th 2002: Keel laid.

January 5th 2003: Launched.

June 26th 2003: Delivered as TYCO DURABLE to Owner/Manager: Transoceanic Cable Ship Co Inc.

© Ivan Meshkov © Ivan Meshkov

© Ivan Meshkov (Singapore, 26/08/2008)

2010: Renamed DURABLE for Owner; Tyco Durable Inc. Manager: Transoceanic Cable Ship Co Inc.

© Pieter Inpyn © Pieter Inpyn © Pieter Inpyn © Pieter Inpyn

© Pieter Inpyn (Kirkwall, 06/09/2019)

October 26th 2022: Arrived in Dover from Portland (UK)

© Mike Jackson © Mike Jackson © Mike Jackson © Mike Jackson © Mike Jackson

© Mike Jackson (Dover, 26/10/2022)

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: Pieter Inpyn, Mike Jackon and Ivan Meshkov for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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