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MV Maersk Connector – Past and Present

MV Maersk Connector

Maersk Connector – © Aleksi Lindström (Rendsburg, 07/07/2017)

Steel 2 x azipod main propeller Offshoe Carrier 8500 CLV motor vessel built in 2016 by Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania (Yard No 553015) as a Cable Laying Ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 138.05 m (overall) 119.75 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 27.45 m
    Depth: 9.60m
    Draught: 6.25m (Summer)
    Tonnage: 10,678 gross/ net/9468t deadweight
    Propulsion System2x MAK 8M25, 2x MAK 6M25
    Power: kW/HP
  • Bollard Pull: 70t
  • Auxiliary Crane: 1 x knuckle boom, 10t
  • 25m Cable Carousel: 1 x twin basket
  • Helideck: 1 x According CAP 437, suitable for S-92 or equivalent
    Speed: 11.7 knots (Trial)
    Call Sign: OWEB2
    MMSI Number: 219275000
  • IMO Number: 9743813
    Port of Registry: Hirtshals/Denmark

Current AIS Location

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July 23rd 2015: Launched.

The Maersk Connector is a new generation of cable-laying vessels developed as a flexible platform for both transport and
installation work offshore. The vessel delivers more efficient, cost-effective cable installation, with the capability of grounding out
on the seabed with its seven points mooring system. This eliminates the cost of a separate shallow water cable lay vessel and
minimizes the number of cable joints required. Maersk Connector has highly skilled crews, optimal safety conditions and state-ofthe-art equipment to help clients achieve their goals in a professional and cost-effective manner.

Maersk Supply Services

February 4th 2016: Delivered to Maersk Supply Service. Chartered for seven years to DeepOcean

© Erwin Willemse  © Erwin Willemse

Maersk Connector – © Erwin Willemse (Velsen-Zuid 10/09/2018)

© Cedric Hacke

Maersk Connector – © Cedric Hacke (@ Dover, 20/12/2018)

June 9th 2020: Due at Dover




🆕 © Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)

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: Cedric Hacke, Aleksi Lindström, Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping) and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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