MV Wave Sentinel
ex Island Commodore
© Barrie Clark
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1995 by Koninklijke Schelde Groep B.V., Vlissingen, Holland (Yard No 376 ) as a Ro/Ro vehicle ferry
- Length: 126.40 – 138.10 m (overall) 116.5 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 21.4 m
- Depth: 7.5 m
- Draught: 6.01 m
- Tonnage: 11166 – 12330 gross/3350 net/ 5215 – 4552 deadweight
- Engines: Two 6-cylinder MaK diesels
- Power: 8600 kW/HP
- Speed: 17.5 knots – 16 knots (max)
- Capacity: 12 passengers, 1250 lane metres
- Cable tanks: 3
- Max load per tank: 875t
- Call Sign: MZBC8
- IMO Number: 9100748
- Official Number: 902895
- MMSI Number: 232616000
- Port of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas, London/United Kingdom
- Sister-Ship: Commodore Goodwill
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June 26th 1994: Keel struck.
February 4th 1995: Launched.
© Robert J Smith
© Tony Garner (left) and © Urbain Ureel (right)
June 14th 1995: Delivered to NYDA Shipping Ltd., Nassau, Bahamas (Manager; Goliat Shipping A/S, Oslo, Norway).
June 19th 1995: Chartered to Commodore Ferries Ltd., St Sampson’s and commenced services between Guernsey – Jersey – Portsmouth.
July 1999: Sold for US $24 million to Global Marine Systems, England for delivery in September.
September 26th 1999: Final day in service for Commodore Ferries.
September 1999: Arrived at Cammell Laird, Teesside for conversion to a cable-laying vessel.
February 2000: Renamed WAVE SENTINEL. Registered Owner; Global Cable II AS. Registered Manager; Global Marine Systems Ltd.
© Barrie Clark
© Willem Oldenburg
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