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MV Fridtjof Nansen – Past and Present

MS Fridtjof Nansen

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Fridtjof Nansen © Kleven Shipyard

Steel twin Azimuth propulsion motor/hybrid-powered vessel built in 2020 by Montex Shipyard, Gdansk, Poland and completed by Kleven Shipyard, Ulsteinvik, Norway (Yard No 401) as a Passenger Ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 140.0 m (overall) 125.9 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 23.60 m
  • Depth: 16.0 m
  • Draught: 5.5 m
  • Tonnage: 21765 gross/7545 net/2421t deadweight
  • Engines: 4 x Bergen B33:45 diesel backed by 2 batteries of 627 kWh charging and discharging at 1750 kW each.
  • Power: kW/HP
  • Speed: 15 knots
  • Capacity: 530 passengers
  • Call Sign: LACN8
  • IMO Number: 9813084
  • DNV Gl id Number: 37037
  • Port of Registry: Troms√∂/Norway
  • Sister Ships: Roald Amundsen

Current AIS Location

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June 30th 2016: Contract date.

August 16th 2017: Keel laid.

December 9th 2018: Launched.

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December 20th 2019: Completed for Hurtigruten Group, Troms√∂, Norge. Registered Owner; Explorer II AS. “With large battery packs and green technology, MS Fridtjof Nansen, together with the sister ship ROALD AMUNDSEN, is the world’s first hybrid-powered cruise ship.”.

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March 6th 2020: Scheduled to call at Dover.

New” ¬© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping, Facebook)

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: Gena Anfimov, Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping, Facebook) and Kleven Shipyard for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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