Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Manisa Balu – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9391036

MV Manisa Balu

Ex Balu C

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© Malcolm Cranfield (Birkenhead, 05/09/2021)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2008 by Jiangsu Yangzijiang S.Y. (Jiangyin) (Yard No YZJ2005-702C) as a Multi-Purpose Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 108.16 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 18.20 m
    Depth: 9.0 m
    Draught: 6.70 m
    Tonnage: 5629 gross/2877 net/ 8076t deadweight
    Engines: 1 x 7 – cylinder MAN-B&W/STX 7S26MC diesel.
    Power: 3000 kW/HP
    Speed: 10.4 knots
    Capacity: 10.251 cbm
    Call Sign: V2DL6, 9HA4516
    MMSI Number: 248106000
    IMO Number: 9391036
    RI Number: 96106
    Port of Registry: St Johns/Antigua & Barbuda 🇦🇬, Valletta/ Malta 🇲🇹
    Sister-Ship: Klazina C (205704-07), Esther C (205703-06), Johanna C (206735-09), Monica C (206750-09), Marmed (2007-08-10)

Current AIS Location

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September 1st 2004: Contract date.

November 19th 2005: Keel laid.

March 27th 208: Launched.

June 9th 2008: Delivered as BALU C to Owner: MS “Balu” Shipping GmbH & Co KG. Operator: Carisbrooke Shipping plc.

November 6th 2008: Registered Owner: Balu Shipping GmbH & Co KG.

December 10th 2008: Manager: GRS Rohden Shipping GmbH & Co.

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© Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Rendsberg, 28/07/2016)

September 1st 2016: Renamed MANISA BALU.

March 1st 2017: Registered Owner: Manisa Bulk Srl. Manager: Manisa Bulk Srl.

© Pieter Inpyn

© Pieter Inpyn Terneuzen 23082018

October 5th 2022: Called at Dover.

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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: Cees Bustraan, Malcom Cranfield, Dover Strait Shipping, Fotoflite, Pieter Inpyn, Mike Jackson, Aleksi Lindström and Marcus S for their assistance in producing this feature.

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