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MV Isartal – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9313670

MV Isartal

Ex Norderau

© Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 19/03/2022)

Steel single screw “92-063, type Ruhrtal/Rhine design” motor vessel built in 2005 by Slovenske Lodenice Komarno A.S./Prevadzkaren. Slovakia (Yard No 2956) as a Multi-purpose dry cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 87.82 m (overall) 81.0 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 12.90 m (extreme)
  • Depth: 7.10 m
  • Draught: 5.59 m (Summer)
  • Tonnage: 2461 gross/1369 net/3711.6 t deadweight
  • Engines: 1 x MaK 8M20 – 4 stroke 8 cylinder diesel
  • Power: 1500kW/HP
  • Speed: 12.3 knots (Max)
  • Capacity: 176 x 20fr containers/ Bale & grain: 4.613 m³ / 162.875 ft³
  • Call Sign: V2BB3, CQEP3
  • MMSI Number: 255806446
  • IMO Number: 9313670
  • DNV iD: G94182
  • Port of Registry: St Johns/Antigua & Barbuda 🇦🇬, Madeira/Portugal 🇵🇹
  • Sister-Ship: ++ Various (88) ++

Current AIS Location

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June 25th 1998: Keel laid.

February 24th 2005: Launched.

June 23rd 2005: Completed as NORDERAU for Owner: Schifffahrtskontor Erwin Strahlmann e.K./ Manager: Strahlmann E Reederei e.K..

©  Aleksi Lindström ©  Aleksi Lindström

©  Aleksi Lindström (Kiel Canal, 02/08/2006)

© Ken Smith © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (Gravesend, 14/08/2008) 

© Willem Oldenburg © Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg (Ijmuiden, 16/05/2014)

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 12/07/2016) 

January 16th 2018:

“En route from Derince to Flixborough with 2957,5 tonnes of steel products, along with seven crew members and two pilots on board, ran aground at 7.30 p.m. on the River Trent, approximately one mile west-northwest of Alkborough, in position lat 53 41 37N, long 000 41 43W. No defects or pollution was reported. Two tugs supplied by Deans of Hull arrived on Jan 17 at 7 a.m. to assist in re-floating the vessel which was also carrying 35.6 tonnes of marine gas oil and 4,080 Litres of lube oil. Attempts to refloat the vessel remained so far unsuccessful. Discussions were taking place to evaluate the possibility of lightening it to facilitate re-floating. A meeting between the relevant authorities was due to take place on Jan 19 to discuss future intentions. Tugs re-floated the vessel only on Jan 22.”.

2020: ISARTAL for Owner: Schiffahrts UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co. KG MS ISARTAL. Manager: HS Bereederungs GmbH & Co. KG, Haren – Germany

September 2023: Loaded steel at Pasajes port.

© Julián de Lucas © Julián de Lucas

© Julián de Lucas
October 3rd 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: Marcel and Ruud Coster, Fotoflite, Aleksi Lindström, Julián de Lucas, Willem Oldenburg and Ken Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.

Special thanks go to Trevor Kidd.

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


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