MV Le Dumont D’Urville
Le Dumont D’Urville – © Pieter Inpyn (Belfast, 09/09/2019)
Steel twin screw “( Ponant Explorers – class (VARD 6-Series)” motor vessel built in 2019 by Vard Søviknes, Rumania (Hull) Vard Søviknes, Alesund, Norway (Yard No 851)(Fitting Out) as a Passenger ship
- Length: 131.46 m (overall) 118.4 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 18 m
- Depth: 18.2 m
- Draught: 4.7 m
- Tonnage: 9988 gross/2996 net/1377t deadweight
- Engines: 4 x 8 – cylinder Wartsila 8L20 diesel/electric to shafts driven by Indar electric motors
- Power: 4000 kW/5434 bHP
- Speed: 5 knots
- Passenger Decks: 6
- Capacity: 184 (max)
- Call Sign: FLDS
- Crew: 112
- MMSI Number: 578001200
- IMO Number: 9814052
- Register Number: 31625C
- Port of Registry: Wallis & Fortuna/France 🇼🇫
- Sister Ships: Le Lapérouse (848), Le Champlain (849), Le Bougainville (850), Le Bellot (889), Le Surville (890)
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“LE DUMONT D’URVILLE is the fourth ship of the Pont Explorers-class of cruise ships operated by Ponant. Initially was to be called LE KERGUELEN. Each member of the class has been allocated the name of a famous French explorer, and LE DUMONT D’URVILLE is named after Jules Dumont d’Urville (Explorer & Naval officer)”
June 14th 2019: Completed for Registered Owner: SNC Rhode Bail. Manager; Ponant.
August 2019: Maiden cruise.
MV Le Dumont D’Urville – © Pieter Inpyn (Belfast, 09/09/2019)
MV Le Dumont D’Urville – © Robbie Cox – (Dublin, 17/09/2019)
May 7th 2020: Due at Dover.
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