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MV Lygra – Past and Present

IMO Number: 7704629


ex Hom, Shaker 3, TCI Arjun, Lygra, Trans Fjord, Nornews Service, Centro America

Lygra © Robert Fournier (Dunkerque, 03/03/2007)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1979 by Ankerløkken Verft Glommen A/S, Fredrikstad, Norway (Yard No 194 ) as a RoRo Cargo vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 113.42 m (overall) 97.62 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 19.51 m
  • Depth: 13.06 m
  • Draught: 5.900 m
  • Tonnage: 1597 – 7012 gross/618 – 2104 net/3930t deadweight
  • Engines: Two Normo KVM-12 cylinder diesels.
  • Power: 3310 kW/4500b HP
  • Speed: 14.5 knots
  • Capacity: 850 lane meters
  • Call Sign: LHOG, LHOG3, LMXD3, 3ESO7, AWIG, 5VEL8, 5IM277, D6A2074
  • IMO Number: 7704629
  • Port of Registry: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, Bergen/Norway, Oslo/Norway, Basseterre/St Kitts and Nevis, Panama, Comoros, Tonga, Tanzania
  • Sister Ships: Costa Rica


March 1978: Keel struck.

August 1978: Launched.

February 1979: Delivered to Liniera Naviera Pan Atlantica S.A., Puerto Limon, Puerto Rico.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Dodge Island, Miami, 28/05/1979)

1984: Sold to K/S Bergenske og Euro Trans I/S (K/S Seatrans), Bergen, Norway.

1984: Rebuilt and renamed NORNEWS SERVICE.

1988: Registered to K/S Eurotrans A/S, Hop.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Medway, 01/08/1988)

© Joerg Seyler  © Simonwp

Antwerp, 01/05/1993 © Joerg Seyler (left) and Ijmuiden, 01/06/1993 © Simonwp (right)

December 1992: Registered to K/S Eurotrans A/S, Nassau, Bahamas.

1994: Renamed TRANS FJORD for services between Hamburg – Skien (Norway).

1995: Registered to K/S Eurotrans A/S, Hop.

1997: Registered to Fjord Line Cargo A/S, Bergen, Norway.

June 1997 – August 1997: Services Hanstholm – Egersund – Bergen.

September 1997: Renamed LYGRA.

© A. Wörteler  © A. Wörteler

© A. Wörteler (Hanstholm 23/08/2003)

August 2004: Sold to Flores Holdings A/S, Oslo, Norway (Management Goliat Shipping A/S) and chartered for three years to Fjord Line.

April 4th 2006: Broke down on a journey between Egersund – Newcastle.

April 5th 2006: Towed by tug to Egersund.

October 3rd 2006: Final day in service between Egersund – Hanstholm.

October 2006: Chartered to the Irish Ministry of Defence to transport military equipment between Europe and The Lebanon.

October 12th 2006: Arrived in Dublin.

November 2006: Chartered to LD Lines.

November 2006: Arrived in Vigo Spain for painting prior to her charter to LD Lines.

November 13th 2006 – December 5th 2006: Services between Le Havre – Portsmouth.

December 2006: Chartered to Farmers First Plc for the transport of livestock between Dover – Dunkerque.

© Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton (Dover, 10/01/2007)


© Robert Fournier (Dunkerque, 03/03/2007) (All)

© Ferryman

© Ferryman (Dunkerque, 26/07/2007)

October 2007: Chartered to Sea Cargo for services between Bergen – Tanager – Esbjerg.

April 13th 2008: Passed through the Kiel Canal en-route from Karlshamn to Zeebrugge.

© Dirk Jankowsky  © Dirk Jankowsky

© Dirk Jankowsky (Kiel, 13/04/2008)

April 29th 2008 – June 2008: Chartered to Seatruck Ferries for services between Warrenpoint – Heysham.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Kiel Canal, 01/07/2008)

June 2008: Laid up at Birkenhead.

July 2008: Sold to Global Shipping Marine SA, Panama.

February 2011: Sold to Clean Ocean International Ltd and renamed TCI ARJUN.

2012: Registered owner; Clear Ocean LLC.

August 1st 2016: Sold to Blue Nile Shipping SA and renamed SHAKER 3.

June 1st 2017: Renamed HOM.

2018: Sold to Indian breakers and renamed OM.

February 25th 2018: Broken up for scrap at Alang.

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: Ferryman, Robert Fournier, Dirk Jankowsky, Joerg Seyler, Simonwp and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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