MV Sea Dolphin
Ex Sea Boundary, Edna, Sibelius
Edna – © Capt Jan Melchers (Baltic Sea)
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1972 by Ab Finnboda Varv, Stockholm (Yard No 390) as a RoRo Cargo ship
- Length: 138.26 m (overall) 129.70 m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth: 20.05 m
Depth: 13.52 m
Draught: 7.01 m
Tonnage: 3990 gross/1823 net/5477 – 5618t deadweight
Engines: Vee Oil 4SA 18-cylinderStork-Werkspoor 18TM410 diesel
Power: 7282kW/9900 bHP
Speed: 18.0 knots
Capacity: 8 passengers/Lane Length: 660/Cars: 550/B: 12842
Call Sign:FNFJ, P3PG2……
IMO Number: 7212353
- Official Number: 708466
Port of Registry: Dunkerque/France, Limassol/Cyprus, Kingstown/St Vincent and Grenadines, Monrovia/Liberia, Kingstown/St Vincent and Grenadines,
Sister Ships: Grieg
March 18th 1972: Launched.
September 1972: Delivered to Compagnie Generale Transbaltique (C.G.T.B), Dunkerque, France as SIBELIUS.
Sibelius – © Micheal Neidig (Rendsberg, 23/05/1976)
Sibelius – © Joerg Seyler (Hoek Van Holland, summer 1981)
Sibelius – © Leo Johannes (Kiel, 18/06/1983)
August 1987: Sold to Odyssey Maritime Co, Ltd, Limassol, Cyprus (Denval Marine, London) and renamed EDNA.
Edna – © Simonwp (Southampton, 01/10/1988) (Left) © Frank Foerst (Leaving Rijeka, 1989)
Edna – © Pieter Inpyjn (Hoek van Holland, August 1990)
Edna – © Frank Foerst (Leaving Hamburg, 15/09/1990)
April 1991: Used at Ramsgate to import vehicles (“Yugos from Yugoslavia, Peugeots and Citroens from France, Talbot vans from Italy and Mahindra jeeps from India via Greece”.)
Edna – © Ken Larwood (Ramsgate, 25/04/1991)
March 1993: Sold to Unicorn Lines, (Proprietary), Ltd and renamed BOUNDARY.
February 20th 1998: Renamed SEA DOLPHIN.
Sea Dolphin – © Joerg Seyler (Hamburg, 07/06/1998)
June 1998: Registered Owner: Oesterreichisher Lloyd, Limassol, Cyprus.
July 1998: Declared a constructive total loss after engine failure off the Malta coast.
September 19th 1999: Arrived Aliaga, Turkey for scrapping.
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: Frank Foerst, Pieter Inpyjn, Leo Johannes, Ken Larwood, Capt Jan Melchers, Joerg Seyler, Simonwp and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.
Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)