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MV Herbeira – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9439216

MV Herbeira

ex Virginiadiep, UAL Cyprus

© Erwin Willemse

© 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 787) 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 ft¬≥ / 9.494 m¬≥
  • Cargo Gear: 2x NMF cranes – SWL 60 t each
  • Call Sign:¬†PHNS, EAKL
  • MMSI Number: 225872000
  • IMO Number: 9439216
  • Nat. Official Number: 21859 Z 2008
  • Port of Registry: Groningen/The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Santa Cruz De Tenerife/Spain 🇪🇸
  • Sister Ships: Voorndiep (606), Velserdiep (619), Veendiep (607), Vennendiep (624), Vriesendiep (620), Veelerdiep (623), Vegadiep (643), Vlistdiep (785), Virginiadiep (787), Victoriadiep (658)

Current AIS Location

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January 1st 2004: Contract date.

June 17th 2004: Keel laid. 

March 7th 2008: Launched as VIRGINIADIEP. Registered owner; Virginiadiep. Section parts and bridge construction built Partner Stocznia Sp. z oo, Poland

January 11th 2008: Foreship and superstructure on pontoon Wagenborg Barge 1 towed from Stettin to Delfzijl.

January 14th 2008: Head section and wheelhouse arrived in Delfzijl.

March 7th 2008: Launched as VIRGINIADIEP.

April 8th 2008: Sea trials on the Ems.

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

April 11th 2008: Delivered.

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


© 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

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

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



© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)

June 4th 2021: Arrived in Dover.

© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)

December 31st 2021: Due at Dover for commercial vehicle exports.

May 20th 2022: Called at Dover from Antwerp.

© Neil C McBride © Neil C McBride

© Neil C McBride (Tyne, 04/10/2022)

May 2nd 2023: Provisionally due at Dover.

November 22nd 2023: 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: Manuel Hernández Lafuente, Aleksi Lindström, Neil C McBride, 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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