Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Firdevs – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9100140

MV Firdevs

Ex Susanne, Guelborg

Firdevs – © Aleksi Lindström (Kiel Canal, 31/05/2017)

Steel single screw “Combi Trader” motor vessel built in 1994 by De Hoop Foxhol ( Volharding Shipyard BV), Hoogezand, The Netherlands (Yard No 319) as a General cargo ship / Container ship – Strengthened for heavy cargoes.

Technical Data

  • Length: 90.20 m (overall) 84.99 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 13.60 m
    Depth: 7.20 m
    Draught: 5.69 m (Summer)
    Tonnage: 2769 gross/ 1548 net/4228t deadweight
    Engines: 1 x Stork Wärtsilä 6SW280 – 4 stroke single acting 6 cylinder diesel
    Power: 1750 kW/2377 bHP
    Speed:  12.6 knots/11.0 knots (Loaded)
    Capacity: 211 x 20ft containers/20 reefers (on deck)/ 5.628 m³ -198.762 ft³/5.300 m³ (Timber)
    Call Sign: PEIJ, PJNH, J8B5569
    MMSI Number: 376386000
  • IMO Number: 9100140
  • Nat. Official Number: 5978 Z G 1994
    Port of Registry: Delfzijl/The Netherlands, Willemstad/Curacao, Kingstown/St Vincent and Granadines
    Sister Ships: + 21 (including Gooteborg* as below)


Current AIS Location

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1993: Keel laid.

January 22nd 1994: Launched.

February 23rd 1994: Completed.

February 1994: GEULBORG. Registered Owner: C.V. Scheepvaartonderneming Geulborg, Delfzijl – The Netherlands. Manager: Wagenborg Shipping B.V.

© Simonwp

Geulborg – © Simonwp (River Elbe, 01/09/1996)

November 21st 1999: Collided with a shipping buoy near the Ryggen and suffered minor damage.

June 2000 – May 2003: GEULBORG for W. Waller KG, m.s. Suzanne, Hemmoor – German. Manager: Wagenborg Shipping B.V.,

July 5th 2002: Ran aground on the island of Askar near Husum in Sweden. The crew had to leave the ship with lifeboats due to heavy list. Pulled loose and towed to Husum for inspection. Repaired at Stettin. 

February 13th 2003: En route from Hamina to Delfzijl, , with a cargo of rolls of paper, collided with the OOCL NEVSKIY near Helsinki. GEULBORG sustained significant bow damage and was towed to Helsinki. The cargo was transferred to the GOOTEBORG*. After several months of repair, she returned to service.

© Willem Oldenburg

OCCL Nevskiy – © Willem Oldenburg

Courtesy of Aleksi Lindström

May 2003 – October 2010: GEULBORG for Esmeralda Shipping Company N.V., Willemstad (NA) – Netherlands Antilles. Manager: Wagenborg Shipping B.V.

Geulborg – 🆕© Aleksi Lindström (Kiel Canal 17/06/2010)

October 2010 – May 2014: GEULBORG for W. Waller KG, m.s. Suzanne, Hemmoor. Manager: Wagenborg Shipping B.V.

© Godra

Geulborg – © Godra (ASY Bijela-Boka Bay,Montenegro. 25/03/2014)

May 20th 2014: Renamed SUSANNE for Miss Susanne W. Waller KG, Willemstad
Curaçao. Manager: Esmeralda Schiffahrt GmbH & Co., KG.

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

Susanne – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden 04/09/2016)

May 2017: FIRDEVS for owner: Sava Shipping Trading Ltd Manager: Server Denizcilik Ve Tasimacilik Ticaret Ltd. Sti., Istanbul – Turkey.

Firdevs – © Aleksi Lindström (Kiel Canal, 31/05/2017)

September 14th 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: Marcel and Ruud Coster, Drago Krivokapic, Aleksi Lindström, Willem Oldenburg and Simonwp for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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