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MV Frakt Fjord – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9356581

MV Frakt Fjord

Ex Noorderkroon

Frakt Fjord – © Tim Becker (Lubeck, 14/09/2010)

Steel single screw “Bijlsma 4500” motor vessel built in 2008 by Brodogradiliste Apatin AD (Apatin)(hull) Veka Shipyard Lemmer (Lemmer), Serbia (completion) (Yard No 736) as a General- Multi-Purpose ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 99.95 m (overall) 84.98 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 14.40 m
  • Depth: 7.35 m
  • Draught: 5.79 m (Max)
  • Tonnage: 2999 gross/1662 net/4500 t deadweight
  • Engines: 1 x Wärtsilä 6L26 6-cylinder diesel
  • Power: 1860 kW/2527 bHP
  • Speed: 11.5 knots
  • Capacity: G: 6.032 cbm
  • Call Sign: PPE, 3YNL, PBMN, 5BDT4
  • MMSI Number: 212530000
  • IMO Number: 9356581
  • Official Number: 21759 Z 2008
  • Port of Registry: Hoogezand/The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Bergen/Norway 🇳🇴, Limassol/Cyprus 🇨🇾
  • Sister-Ship:

Current AIS Location

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April 7th 2007: Keel laid.

November 12th 2007: Launched.

Noorderkroon – © Simon Kruyswijk (

July 7th 2008: Left shipyard.

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

Noorderkroon – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (07/07/2008)

July 9th 2008: Trials.

July 11th 2008: Delivered as NOORDERKROON to CV Shipping Company Sander , Delfzijl, Groningen, Netherlands. Manager: Flinter Management B.V..

Noorderkroon – © Aleksi Lindström (Rendsberg, 25/10/2009)

July 19th 2010: FRAKT FJORD Registered Owner: Tri Frakt AS , Norway. Manager: Saetre & Sonner AS, Norway

© Frits Olinga © Frits Olinga

Frakt Fjord – © Frits Olinga (Delfzijl, 01/05/2016)

January 26th 2018: Ran aground in the Kolding Fjord.

January 27th 2018: A re-floating attempt failed.

January 28th 2018: Further attempt to re-float. The Danish Defence Operations Centre was monitoring the site with the patrol boat NYMPHS to investigate whether an oil spill had occurred. Actually the hull seemed to have remained intact.  The accident happened when the pilot was manoeuvring the vessel through the straight narrow fairway into Kolding Harbour. 

January 28th 2018: Re-floated by the tug OBELIX.

June 21st 2022: Arrived at Dover.

Frakt Fjord – 🆕© Mike Jackson (Dover Strait Shipping)(Dover, 21/06/2022)


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: Tim Becker, Marcel and Ruud Coster, Dover Strait Shipping, Mike Jackson, Aleksi Lindström and Frits Olinga for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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