Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Herbeira – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9439216

MV Herbeira

ex Virginiadiep, UAL Cyprus

© Erwin Willemse

Virginiadiep © Erwin Willemse (IJmuiden, 01/09/2017)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2008 by Bodewes Shipyards B.V. Hoogezand, The Netherlands. Forepart built by Partner SP Z.o.o Szczecin – Poland (Yard No) as a Multi-purpose dry cargo ship – Equipped for carriage of containers – Strengthened for heavy cargo

Technical Data

  • Length: 118.55 m (overall) 110.73 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 11.20 m
  • Depth: 8.45m
  • Draught: 7.05 m
  • Tonnage: 4990 gross/2648 net/7796.8t deadweight (summer)
  • Engines: 1x MaK 8M32 – 4 stroke single acting 8 cylinder diesel
  • Power: 3840 kW/5222 bHP
  • Speed: 14.7 knots (max)
  • Capacity: 373 x 20ft containers/172 + 29 TEU x 40fts containers/20 x Reefers/Grain Bale 338.802 ft³ / 9.494 m³
  • Cargo Gear: 2x NMF cranes – SWL 60 t each
  • Call Sign: PHNS, EAKL
  • MMSI Number: 225339000
  • IMO Number: 9439216
  • Port of Registry: Groningen/The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Santa Cruz De Tenerife/Spain 🇪🇸

Location Data

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January 1st 2004: Contract date.

June 17th 2004: Keel laid.

March 7th 2008: Launched as VIRGINIADIEP. Registered owner; Virginiadiep

April 10th 2008: Renamed UAL CYPRUS. Registered owner; Beheermaatschappij Virginiadiep B.V., Groningen – The Netherlands. Manager; Feederlines BV

June 2012 – July 2016: Renamed VIRGINIADIEP. Registered owner; Virginiadiep – Beheermaatschappij Virginiadiep B.V., Groningen – The Netherlands


Virginiadiep © Aleksi Lindström (Rendsburg, 30/06/2016)

© Erwin Willemse  © Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (IJmuiden, 04/09/2017)

January 16th 2019: Renamed HERBEIRA. Registered owner/Manager; Naviera de Galicia, S.A. Coruna, Spain

Herbeira © Manuel Hernández Lafuente (Sagunto, Spain 02/10/2019)

November 25th 2020: Called at Dover to load Heavy Goods Vehicles bound for the Caribbean.



Herbeira © Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)

June 4th 2021: Arrived in Dover.

🆕  Herbeira © Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)

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: Manuel Hernández Lafuente, Aleksi Lindström, Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping) and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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