Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Gerd – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9052707

🇻🇺 MV Gerd

ex Heidi O, Baltic Tara, Morgenstond I

© Simonwp

Morgenstond I © Simonwp (Kiel, 01/01/1996)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1993 by Ferus Smit Scheepswerf B.V. Westerbroek. The Netherlands (Yard No 292) as a Multi-purpose dry cargo carrier

Technical Data

  • Length: 88.94 m (overall) 84.86 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 13.22 m
  • Depth: 7.10 m
  • Draught: 5.71 m
  • Tonnage: 2650 gross/1587 net/4292t deadweight (summer)
  • Engines: 1 x Stork-Werkspoor-Wärtsilä 6SW280 – 4 stroke single acting diesel
  • Power: 1840 kW/HP
  • Speed:  11.8 knots
  • Capacity: 190 x 20ft containers/15 Reefers/ Grain: 5.726 m³ / 202.194 ft³
  • Call Sign: PGAS, V2OP1, YJWL3
  • MMSI Number: 577414000
  • IMO Number: 9052707
  • Port of Registry: Siddeburen/Netherlands 🇳🇱, St John’s/Antigua & Barbuda 🇦🇬, Port Vila/Vanuatu 🇻🇺

Current AIS Location

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March 26th 1993: Launched

April 28th 1993: Completed as MORGENSTOND I – Registered owner/manager; C.V. Scheepvaartonderneming Drent, Siddeburen – The Netherlands

© PWR  © PWR

Morgenstond I  © PWR (River Trent)

June 1999 – March 2004: BALTIC TARA – Registered owner; C.V. Scheepvaartonderneming Drent, Siddeburen – The Netherlands.

© Capt Jan Melchers

Baltic Tara © Capt Jan Melchers

January 2003: Registered manager; Wijnne & Barends’ Cargadoors- en Agentuurkantoren B.V., Delfzijl – The Netherlands

March 2004: Registered manager; Wagenborg Shipping B.V., Delfzijl – The Netherlands

January 1st 2006: Registered owner; Heidi O Schiffahrts

© Wil Weijsters

Baltic Tara © Wil Weijsters (Rotterdam, 10/05/2007)

August 1st 2007: Renamed HEIDI O.

© Jens Smit  © Pilot Frans

Heidi O © Jens Smit (Kiel Canal, 24/03/2008) (left) and © Pilot Frans (Flushing, 11/05/2008) (right)

June 1st 2008: Renamed GERD. Registered owner; Blrt-UMM Shipping OU – Estonia. Registered manager; Opielok Bereederungs G.m.b.H, Hamburg – Germany.

October 1st 2010: Registered manager; MPV Management, Kopli, Tallinn. Estonia

April 11th 2011: Registered owner; Blrt-UMM Shipping OU – Estonia

January 10th 2012: Registered owner; Registered owner; Gerd Maritime OU. Registered manager;  Hansa Shipping.


Gerd © Aleksi Lindström (Rendsburg, 29/07/2015)

© Frits Olinga  © Frits Olinga

Gerd © Frits Olinga (Delfzijl, 04/07/2016)

October 26th 2019: Registered owner; Gerda Shipping Limited, 60, Nevis Street, St.John’s, Antigua and Barbuda.Registered manager; Sirus Shipping Ltd, Istanbul.

December 23rd 2020: Due at Dover.

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: Pilot Frans, Aleksi Lindström, Capt Jan Melchers, Frits Olinga, PWR, Simonwp, Jens Smit and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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