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MV Lizrix, Past and Present

MV Lizrix

© Barrie Clark

© Barrie Clark

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2008 at Selahattin Telci Gemi Yapim San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti.Istanbul. Turkey (Yard No. 102) as a oil/chemical tanker

Technical Data

  • Length: 78.47m (overall), 71.9m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of hull: 10.6m (extreme)
  • Depth: 13.20m
  • Draught: 5.3m
  • Tonnage: 1,343 gross/600 net/1942t deadweight
  • Engines: 1x Yanmar – 4 stroke 6 cylinder 210 x 290 mm diesel engine
  • Power: 956 kW / 1.299 hp at 850 rpm
  • Speed: 20.8 knots
  • Capacity: 2.248,54 m¬≥
  • No of tanks: 10
  • Call Sign: 2ATQ8
  • IMO Number: 9428188
  • Registry: United Kingdom, Douglas/Isle of Man

Current AIS Location

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May 27th 2008: Completed for Lizrix Shipping Ltd.

2014: Rix & Sons, Kingston Upon Hull. United Kingdom. Registered Owner; The Lizrix Tankship Limited, Witham House, Spyvee Street, Hull – North Humberside. United Kingdom.

© Barrie Clark

© Barrie Clark

January 28th 2014: Arrived in Dover to act as relief “Bunker” vessel.

© Mike Jackson  © Mike Jackson

© Mike Jackson

© Ken Smith  © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith

March 2nd 2016: Reported engine failure 9 miles off Calais, near¬†Cross Gris-Nez. She was en-route to Immingham, had nine crew aboard and was not carrying cargo. Repairs could not be carried out and she was forced to anchor. With weather conditions deteriorating, ”¬†. Le pr√©fet maritime de la Manche et de la mer du Nord” ordered L‚ÄôABEILLE LANGUEDOC to go to the vessels assistance.

© Robert Fournier

March 3rd 2016: Arrived, under tow, in Dover.

© Mike Jackson  © Nigel Scutt

© Mike Jackson  © Nigel Scutt

© Mike Jackson  © Nigel Scutt

 © Nigel Scutt ( © Mike Jackson

Moored at Cruise Terminal 1 for repairs

We would like to thank: Barrie Clark, Mike Jackson, Nigel Scutt ( and Ken Smith for their assistance in producing this feature. All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for errors and omissions.

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

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