Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Fri Ocean – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9195690

MV Fri Ocean

Ex Vera

Fri Ocean © Aleksi Lindström (Kiel Canal, 02/10/2010)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2000 by Deawoo-Mangalia Heavy Industries S.A., Mangalia, Rumania (Yard No 1012) and completed by Damen Shipyard, Bergum. The Netherlands (Yard No 9399) as a General cargo ship – Box-shaped – Single decker

Technical Data

  • Length: 89.40 m (overall) 84.99 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 12.50 m
    Depth: 6.50 m
    Draught: 3.40 m ballast, max: 5.21 m
    Tonnage: 2218 gross/1178 net/3640t deadweight (summer)
    Engines: 1 x Deutz SBV 6M628 – 4 stroke single acting 8 cylinder diesel
    Power: 1235 kW/HP
    Speed: 10.0  knots
    Capacity: 20ft containers – In hold: 78, On deck: 75 Total: 154/4.390 m³ / 155.000 ft³
    Call Sign: PJMT, C6VU7
    MMSI Number: 309467000
  • IMO Number: 9195690
    Port of Registry:
     Willemstad/Netherlands Antilles, /Nassau/Bahamas

Current AIS Location

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December 12th  2000: Completed.

December 2000: VERA, Registered owner; m.s. Vera Schiffahrtsges. mbh & Co. Reederei KG, Haren/Ems – Germany. Registered manager; Intersee Schiffahrtsgesellschaft m.b.H. & Co K.G., Haren/Ems – Germany

Vera © Sierras (Shipspotting Album) (Rotterdam, 10/06/2005)

September 2006: FRI OCEAN. Registered owner; Fri Ocean, c/o Kopervik Ship Management AS. Hovedgt. 57. N-4250 Kopervik. Norway. Operator; Høyergruppen AS. Frednesøya 21. 3933 Porsgrunn. Norway


Fri Ocean © Aleksi Lindström (Kiel Canal, 02/10/2010)

© Simonwp

Fri Ocean © Simonwp (Barrow Haven, 10/10/2018)

© Willem Oldenburg  © Willem Oldenburg

Fri Ocean © Willem Oldenburg(Ijmuiden, 07/02/2019)

December 22nd 2020: Called at Dover from Cork.

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: Aleksi Lindström, Willem Oldenburg, Sierras, Simonwp for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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