Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Liamare, Past and Present

MV Liamare

ex Ameland

© Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt (

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2001 by Zaliv Shipbuilding Yard, Kerch. Ukraine (Yard No169) Allships Outfitting & Repairs B.V. at Machinefabriek Olthof, Capelle a/d IJssel The Netherlands (Yard No 01201) as a General Cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 107.05m (overall) 100.9m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 15m
  • Depth: 8.3m
  • Draught: 6.24m
  • Tonnage: 4112 gross/2267 net/5842t deadweight
  • Engines: (1) 4T – 6-cylinder MAK diesel
  • Power: 2880kW/3913HP
  • Speed:  13 knots
  • Capacity: 2 Holds, Grain & bales: 282.000 ft³
  • Call Sign: PBBH
  • IMO Number: 9166481
  • Register Number: 08706Q
  • MMSI Number: 245455000
  • Port of Registry: Harlingen/Netherlands,Maartensduk/Netherlands:

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September 16th 2000: Launched. Registered Owner; L Switynk, Harlingen, Netherlands.

April 21st 2001: Completed as AMELAND. Registered Owner; Ameland Shipping B.V.

© Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee

April 1st 2007: Renamed LIAMARE. Registered Owner; Liamare Shipping B.V. Registered Manager; Flinter Shipping B.V.

© Aleksi Lindström  © Aleksi Lindström

©  Aleksi Lindström

© Marc Piché  © Marc Piché

© Marc Piché

January 2016: Being used for transportation of rock armour to the Port of Dover to add support/sea protection of the coastal railway.

© Nigel Scutt   © Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt (

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: Henk Guddee, Aleksi Lindström, Marc Piché and Nigel Scutt ( for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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