Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Fri Dolphin – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9073880

MV Fri Dolphin

ex Hav Dolphin, Canum, Saar Rouen, Canum

© Simonwp

Fri Dolphin © Simonwp (New Holland Dock, 30/08/2019)

Steel single screw motor vessel hull built in 1991 by Shipyard Begej, Zrenjanin, Serbia  (Yard No 230) completed by B.V. Scheepswerf Damen Gorinchem (Yard No 8211) as a General Cargo Ship – Equipped for carriage of containers – Strengthened for heavy cargo

Technical Data

  • Length: 88.18m (overall) 84.13 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 12.50 m
  • Depth: 6.50 m
  • Draught: 4.64 m
  • Tonnage: 2075 gross/ 1064 net/3027t deadweight (summer)
  • Engines: 1 x Deutz SBV 8M 628 – 4 stroke 8 cylinder 240 x 280 mm diesel
  • Power: 1500 kW/2038 bHP
  • Speed: 10.0 knots
  • Capacity: 154 x 20 ft containers/ Grain: 4.005 m³
  • Call Sign: V2CR, C6WS4
  • MMSI Number: 309938000
  • IMO Number: 9073880
  • Port of Registry: Emden/Germany, St Johns/Antigua & Barbuda, Nassau/Bahamas

Current AIS Location

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March 1st 1991: Keel laid.

October 18th 1991: Launched

December 1st 1994: Completed as CANUM for Skagerak Shipping AS.

© Capt Jan Melchers

Canum  🆕 © Capt Jan Melchers

March 1995: Renamed SAAR ROUEN

Courtesy of Frits Olinga

Saar Rouen  🆕 Courtesy of Frits Olinga

January 1996: Renamed CANUM

Canum © Aleksi Lindström (Kiel Canal, 16/07/2003)

November 2007: Renamed HAV DOLPHIN. Registered owner; Skagerak Shipping AS. Owner; Hav Ship Management, Oslo. Registered manager; HAV Ship Management NorRus AS.

© Derek Sands  © Derek Sands

Hav Dolphin © Derek Sands (Hoek Van Holland, 19/06/2013)


Hav Dolphin © Aleksi Lindström (Rendsburg, 15/06/2017)

June 2017: Renamed FRI DOLPHIN. Registered owner; Kopervik Shipping As. Registered manager; Kopervik Ship Management.

© Malcolm Cranfield

Fri Dolphin © Malcolm Cranfield (Runcorn, 23/10/2020)

November 10th 2020: Arrived at Dover to load grain for Belfast.

August 27th 2021: Due at Dover to load grain for Belfast.

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: Malcolm Cranfield, Aleksi Lindström, Capt Jan Melchers, Frits Olinga, Derek Sands and Simonwp for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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