Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Fonnland – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9041306

MV Fonnland

Ex Aura, Lyme Bay, Jens

©  Manuel Hernández Lafuente (Sagunto Port, 16/06/2014)

Steel screw motor vessel built in 1993 by Ganz Danubius Shipyard And Machine Factory Plc. Budapest. Hungary (Yard No 2539) as a General cargo ship – Strengthened for heavy cargo – Self-discharger

Technical Data

  • Length:84 m (overall) 80.50 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 12.80m
    Depth: 6.90 m
    Draught: 5.44 m (Max)
    Tonnage: 2416 gross/1358 net/3601t deadweight (Summer)
    Engines: 1x Alpha Diesel 6L28/32A – 6 cylinder diesel
    Power: 1470 kW/HP
    Speed:  12.0 knots
    Capacity: Grain: 4.780 m³/ Bale: 4.530 m³
  • Cargo Gear: 1 x Excavator Caterpillar 345 Discharging rate abt 350 t/hour
    Call Sign: P3AJ8
    MMSI Number: 209950000
  • IMO Number: 9041306
    Port of Registry: Limassol/Cyprus 🇨🇾

Current AIS Location

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October 21st 1991: Keel laid.

July 3rd 1993: Launched as JENS. Registered Owner; B Meyering

January 7th 1993: Completed.

March 1993: Renamed LYME BAY. Registered Owner; B Meyering

March 1998: Renamed AURA. Registered Owner; B Meyering

© Aleksi Lindström (Kiel Canal, 13/07/2003)

© Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee (Terneuzen, 11/05/2005)

© Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters (New Waterway. 08/09/2005)

May 2007: Renamed FONNLAND. Registered Owner; Mikkal Myklebusthaug Reederi AS. Manager; Myklebusthaug Management AS, Fonnes 50, N-5953 Fonnes. Norway.

© Jens Smit (Port of Emden, 01/10/2009)

©  Manuel Hernández Lafuente (Sagunto Port, 16/06/2014)

May 25th 2021: Due at Dover.

© John Pegden © John Pegden

🆕© John Pegden (Dover, 25/05/2021)

© Dover Strait Shipping

December 20th 2022: Provisionally 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: Dover Strait Shipping, Henk Guddee, Manuel Hernández Lafuente, Aleksi Lindström, John Pegden, Jens Smit and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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