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MV Exxtor I (Ex Travetal) – Past and Present

IMO Number: 7027423

MV Nusa Agung

ex Charme, Canguro Blu, Exxtor I, Cariari, Canto, Claro, Travetal.

Andreas Wörteler Collection

Andreas Wörteler Collection

Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1970 by  Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven, (Yard No 361) for J.A. Reinecke & Company, Germany as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry.

Technical Data

  • Length: 114.86m (overall), 103.41m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of Hull: 17.63m (extreme), 17.40m (registered)
  • Depth: 10.80m
  • Draught: 5.716 (maximum)
  • Tonnage: 1,599 – 1,873 -1,752 – 5,730 gross/729 – 613 net/2,967 – 2,900 deadweight
  • Engines: Two 8-cylinder Atlas/MaK 8M551AK diesels
  • Power: 5073 kW/6,800 bhp
  • Speed: 16.0 knots
  • Capacity: 12 passengers, 65 commercial trailers, 768 lane metres
  • Call Sign: DAJR, HO3762,YFPX 
  • MMSI Number: 525017090
  • IMO Number: 7027423
  • Registry: Lubeck/Fed Rep of Germany 🇩🇪, Panama 🇵🇦, Jersey 🇯🇪, Palermo/Italy 🇮🇹, Jakarta/Indonesia 🇮🇩
  • Sister ships: Fuldatal (363)Wesertal (367)Wuppertal (375)

Current AIS Location

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In total, 4 sister ships built by Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven for J.A. Reinecke & Company. These ships were named after municipalities in Germany and built for chartering to other operators.

March 16th 1970: Keel laid.

August 15th 1970: Launched.

December 15th 1970: Delivered to J.A.Reinecke, Lübeck, Germany.

© Achim Borchert (Frank Heine Collection) Courtesy of Simonwp

© Achim Borchert (Frank Heine Collection)(Left) Courtesy of Simonwp (Right)

December 21st 1970: Arrived in Travemünde.

January 1971 – December 23rd 1971: Chartered to Trave Line for services between Helsinki – Travemünde.

January 6th 1972 – February 23rd 1972: Chartered to TT Line for services between Travemünde – Trelleborg.

March 8th 1972: Registered to MS Travetal, Singapore.

1972: Transferred to Rollonoff  Shipping Ltd, Singapore.

October 2nd 1972 – January 1973: Chartered to Compagnie Generale Tans Mediterranee, Marseilles for services between Marseilles and Corsica.

1977: Charter commissioned in the Caribbean.

1977: Transferred to M.S. Travetal (Managers; J.A Reinecke) Hamburg.

July 27th 1977 – August 7th 1977: Chartered to Viking Line. Operated between Kapellskär – Naantali.

June 15th 1978 – August 6th 1978: Chartered to Viking Line. Operated between Kapellskär – Naantali.

1978: Chartered to Cobelfret, Antwerp. Operated between Antwerp – Harwich.

1979: Sold to Rocargo Ca, La Guaira, Venezuela. Renamed CANTO CLARO.

1982: Sold to Benildamar Sa, Panama. Renamed CARIARI.

1983: Sold to Exxtor Group (Triport Ferries Ltd), Jersey. Renamed EXXTOR I.

© Cees de Bijl

© Cees de Bijl

April 19th 1984: Chartered to Dieppe RoRo for services between Dieppe – Newhaven.

© Ken Larwood  © Ken Larwood  

© Ken Larwood (all)

  © Simonwp

© Fotoflite (Left) © Simonwp (Newhaven, 01/06/1985)(Right)

Roy Thornton Collection

January 1986: Chartered to Dieppe Ferries. Operated between Dieppe – Newhaven.

1986: Short time charter to Soc. D’Arm. et Nav. C. Schiaffino, Rouen for Ramsgate – Dunkerque.

© Ken Larwood

© Ken Larwood

1987: Changed her home port to Peel, Isle Of Man.

© Frank Heine

© Frank Heine (Dieppe, 30/04/1989)

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Bolnes, 01/10/1990)

1990: Sold to Venture Shipping Ltd, Douglas, Isle Of Man. Renamed ROTRAIL I.

© Fotoflite

1991: Sold to Sardegna Navigazione S.p.A, Olbia, Italy. Renamed CANGURO BLU. Commenced service between Civitavecchia – Olbia.

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© Frank Heine

© Frank Heine (Civitavecchia 22/07/1992)

1994: Sold to Gezia Service S.r.l., Italy. Renamed CHARME. Operated between Anzio – Cagliari.

1997: Sold to P.T. Putera Master Sarana Penyeberangan, Jakarta, Indonesia. Renamed KMP NUSA AGUNG.

1997: Rebuilt in Valletta.

1997: Commenced services between Java – Sumatra.

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November 27th 2017: “Ferries Nusa Agung (IMO 7027423) and Titian Murni (IMO 6725523) collided off Bakauheni, Lampung, Sunda Strait, Indonesia at midday. Nusa Agung was breached and suffered water ingress after Nusa Agun struck her starboard side. The latter suffered bow damage. There was fog in the area at the time of the collision. 1970-built, Indonesia-flagged, 5,730 gt Nusa Agung is owned and managed by Putera Master Sarana Lines of Jakarta, Indonesia. 1967-built, Indonesia-flagged, 3,614 gt Tititan Murni is owned and managed by Jembatan Nusantara PT of Surabaya, Indonesia.”

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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: Cees de Bijl, Bernt Anderson, Frank Heine, Ken Larwood, Putera Master SP, Shippingman, Simonwp and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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