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MV Fuldatal – Past and Present

IMO Number: 7041015

MV Nusa Mulia

ex Full, Fuldatal, Norcove, Falcon, Fuldatal

Rickmers Yard, Andreas Wörteler Collection

Rickmers Yard

Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1971 by Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven, (Yard No 363) for J.A. Reinecke & Company, Germany as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry

Technical Data

  • Length:¬†114.86m (overall), 103.41m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of Hull:¬†17.63m (extreme), 17.40m (registered)
  • Depth:¬†10.80m
  • Draught:¬†5.716 (maximum)
  • Tonnage:¬†1,600 – 1,873 -1,752 gross/705 – 613 net/2,967 – 2,920 deadweight
  • Engines:¬†Two 8-cylinder Atlas/MaK 6M281A diesels
  • Power:¬†5073 kW/6,800 bhp
  • Speed:¬†16.0 knots
  • Capacity:¬†12 passengers, 65 commercial trailers, 768 lane metres
  • Call Sign: DJYL, IVYY, YEZL
  • IMO Number:¬†7041015
  • MMSI Number:¬†525017089
  • Registry: Lubeck/Fed Rep of Germany 🇩🇪, Palermo/Italy 🇮🇹, Jakarta/Indonesia 🇮🇩
  • Sister ships:¬†Travetal (361), Wesertal (367), Wuppertal (375)

Current AIS Location

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In total, 4 sister ships built by Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven for J.A. Reinecke & Company. These ships were named after municipalities in Germany and built for chartering to other operators.

December 12th 1970: Launched.

March 13th 1971: Delivered to J.A Reinecke L√ľbeck, Germany and named FALCON.

April 1971: Chartered out to Southern Ferries Ltd., Southampton, England and operated between Southampton – Lisbon.

Dirk Jankowsky Collection

Dirk Jankowsky Collection

March 30th 1974: Renamed NORCOVE.

April 3rd 1974 – April 15th 1975: Chartered to North Sea Ferries and operated between Rotterdam – Hull.

Andreas Wörteler Collection

© Urbain Ureel

April 1975: Renamed FULDATAL.

April 1975: Chartered for services in the Caribbean.

February 6th 1977 – February 15th 1977: Chartered to Saga Linien for services between Travem√ľnde – Copenhagen – Helsingborg.

197? – November 1977: Chartered to Roto Line and operated between Felixstowe – Wallhamn – Oslo – Ghent.

February 13th 1978 – March 1st 1978: Chartered to North Sea Ferries B.V., Rozenburg operating between Zeebrugge – Hull.

1978: Chartered to DFDS/ EWL for services between Esbjerg – Grimsby.

1979: Chartered to Roto Line.

1979: Chartered to Stena Line, Gothenburg for services between Gothenburg – Kiel.

© Michael Neidig

🆕 ¬© Michael Neidig (Kiel, 1979)

1980: Chartered for operations in the Caribbean.

August 5th 1981 – August 12th 1981: Chartered to Stena Line, Gothenburg for services between Gothenburg – Travem√ľnde.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Immingham Dock, September 1982)

1982: Chartered to Roto Line and operated between Wallhamn – Zeebrugge.

1982 – June 1983: Chartered to Portlink Ferries, and operated between Yarmouth – Esbjerg.

June 20th 1983 РAugust 16th 1983: Chartered to SF-Line, Mariehamn, Finland and operated for Viking Line between Kapellskär РNaantali.

August 1983 – March 1984: Chartered to Elbe-Humber Line for services between Cuxhaven – Immingham.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Immingham 06/10/1983)

March 27th 1984 – June 1984: Rebuilt at Flensburg.

June 16th 1984 РAugust 17th 1984: Chartered to SF-Line, Mariehamn, Finland and operated services for Viking Line between Kapellskär РNådendal.

August 1984: Chartered to Saga Linie and operated between Gävle РMäntylouto.

September 1984: Chartered to NATO.

October 17th 1985 – December 21st 1985: Chartered to North Sea Ferries B.V., Rozenburg for services between Zeebrugge – Hull.

January 1986 – March 1986: Chartered to GT-Linien, Gedser, Denmark and operated between Gedser – Travem√ľnde.

© Christoph Podloucky

March 1986 – December 22nd 1986: Chartered to TT Line and operated between Travem√ľnde – Trelleborg.

February 1987: Chartered to Schiaffino and operated Ostend – Ramsgate


© Bernd Crause

© Ken Larwood

1987: Chartered to Cobelfret, Antwerp, Belgium and introduced between Zeebrugge – Immingham, before returning to Ostend – Ramsgate

© Roger Corveleyn

🆕 ¬© Roger Corveleyn(Zeebrugge, 01/01/1988)

© Frank Heine

© Frank Heine (Ostend, 17/05/1989)

August 25th 1989: Sold to Sea Containers, Italy and managed by Marinzulich Capitano Armatore & Cie.S.r.l., Palermo, Italy. Renamed FULL.

© Yvon Perchoc (Cagliari, 30/05/1992)

1989: Operated between Livorno – Cagliari.

© Simonwp

🆕 ¬© Simonwp (Being rebuilt in Valletta)

November 1993: Sold to Putera Master Sarana Penyeberangan PT. JL.Cempaka Putih Arat XXIII No. 15 Jakarta and renamed NUSA MULIA.

© ryo55id   

© ryo55id (Left) and © Putera Master SP (weblink) (Right)


All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions found. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Roger Corveleyn, Bernd Crause, Fotoflite, Frank Heine, Dirk Jankowsky, Ken Larwood, Michael Neidig, Yvon Perchoc, Christoph Podloucky, ryo55id, Putera Master SP,  Simonwp, Urbain Ureel and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in compiling this feature.

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

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