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MV Eurocargo Bari – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9471082

MV Eurocargo Bari

© Aleksi Lindström (Antwerp, 21/06/2013)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2012 by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd. Ulsan. South Korea (Yard No 8055) as a Roll-On/Roll-Off carrier

Technical Data

  • Length: 200.63 m (overall) 190.02 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 26.50 m
    Depth: 9.40 m
    Draught: 7.50 m (Summer)
    Tonnage: 32825 gross/ 9789 net/10780t deadweight
    Engines: 1 x MAN-B&W/Hyundai 9L60MC-C – 2 stroke 9 cylinder diesel
    Power: 20070 kW/HP
    Speed: 14.8 knots (Service) 22.3 knots (Max)
    Capacity: 12 passengers/1255 cars/ 3.810 m (Lane metres)
  • Crew: 25
    Call Sign: ICMQ
    MMSI Number: 247320400
  • IMO Number: 9471082
  • RI Number: 86379
  • Port of Registry: Palermo/Italy 🇮🇹
    Sister Ships: Eurocargo Genova (8046), Eurocargo Malta (8047), Strait of Dover (8048), Strait of Gibraltar (8049), Eurocargo Alexandria (8050), Eurocargo Venezia (8051), Eurocargo Ravenna (8052), Eurocargo Cagliari (8053), Eurocargo Livorno (8054)

Current AIS Location

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One of a series of 10 “Eurocargo Genova Class” built for Atlantica Di Navigazione S.p.A (Grimaldi Group).

June 26th 2007: Contract date.

February 27th 2012: Keel laid.

September 3rd 2012: Completed for Grimaldi Euromed Spa. Via Marchese Campodisola 13. 80133 Naples NA. Italy. ISM/Commercial Manager: Grimaldi Group Spa. Via Marchese Campodisola 13. 80133 Naples. NA. Italy.

October 18th 2012: Maiden voyage Salerno – Cagliari – Valencia (Twice weekly).

© Aleksi Lindström (Antwerp, 21/06/2013)

© Aleksi Lindström (Terneuzen, 03/07/2014)

2017: Salerno – Cagliari a few times – Sagunto, – Civitavecchia – Barcelona – Cagliari – Salerno.

January 2020: “Scrubbers” fitted at Beskitas shipyard, Turkey then resumed service Genova – Palermo – Salerno.

May 8th 2021: Services Antwerp – Cork.

July 24th 2021: Services Antwerp – Zeebrugge – Cork.

October 11th 2021:

Big boost for Port of Cork as Euro ferry group looks to double ‘Brexit Buster’ sailings

From January, a four-times a week service will link Cork direct to Belgium and Holland.

“One of the world’s biggest cargo and passenger ferry operators has identified Cork as a ‘best option’ for connecting southern Ireland to Europe as Brexit continues to change international trade.

Grimaldi Lines started a new twice-weekly Ro-Ro (container lorry) service on the EUROCARGO BARI from Cork to Antwerp/Zeebrugge in the summer.

Now the giant ferry group plans to launch another new service in January – adding a second ship and doubling the sailings between Cork, Antwerp in Belgium and Zeebrugge to four a week…………”.

“The EUROCARGO BARI, one of the biggest ro-ro ships connecting the continent with Ireland, left Ringaskiddy this morning.

It now looks likely that she will have a second, Grimaldi Lines sister ship sailing out of Cork from the new year…………….”.

© Corkbeo (11/10/2021)

July 31st 2022: Came off service and sailed to Ashdod and operated services Israel – Turkey.

November 11th 2022: After two days at a yard in Turkey, loaded vehicles at Ford Otosan,  Sancaktepe. Istanbul and set sail for Baltimore, USA. 

January 2023: Known to be operating as a vehicle carrier Altamira, Mexico – Port of Davisville, U.S.A.. 

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 Aleksi Lindström for his assistance in producing this feature.

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

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