Cargo from the PastPast and Present

MV Marjan – Cargo from the Past

MV Amaliahaven

ex Eurofeeder, Valencia Bridge, Marjan

© Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1980 by Sudostroitelny Zavod im. ‘A. Zhdanov’, Leningrad (Yard No 830) as RoRo Cargo vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 140.1 m (overall) 127.39 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 19.21 m
  • Depth: 13.11 m
  • Draught: 6.641 m
  • Tonnage: 3986 – 8424 gross/1542 net/4600t deadweight
  • Engines: Oil 2SA 5-cylinder B & W diesel
  • Power: 4487 kW/6199 bhp
  • Speed: 15 knots
  • Capacity: B: 11600. TEU: 200. C.Dk 77/20’ (40’) C.RoRo Dk: 123/20’(40’)
  • Call Sign: YUFD (Marjan), C6JJ5 (Valencia Bridge), 9HXE – V4AL (Amaliahaven)
  • IMO Number: 7946394
  • Official Number: 716287 (LR 1993-94)
  • Port of Registry: Split/Yugoslavia ((Marjan), Nassau/ Bahamas (Valencia Bridge),Valletta/Malta (Amaliahaven), Panama, St Kitts and Nevis
  • Sister-Ship: Katya Zelenko


1980: Completed as MARJAN for Jadranska Slobodna Plovidba (JADRO SLOBODNA), Split-Yugoslavia.

© Ted Ingham  © Brian Fisher

© Ted Ingham (Ramsgate, unloading import cars) (left) and © Brian Fisher (right)

1990: Sold to Diamond Bridge Shipping Co. Ltd., Nassau Bahamas, managed by S.A.M. (V.SHIPS), renamed VALENCIA BRIDGE.

November 1995: Sold to Adriatic Levant Shipping Ltd., Valletta Malta, managed by Valiant Shipping SA, Athens.

January 2005: Renamed EUROFEEDER

June 21st 2005: Sold to Nisyros Shipping Co. Ltd., Valletta Malta, managed by Valiant Shipping SA, Athens.

2005: Sold to West Middle East Sea Ltd., Valletta Malta, managed by Van Uden Maritime BV, Rotterdam.

January 24th 2005: Koper (Slovenia) Detained for 6 days. 35 recorded deficiencies.

2006: Detained in Hamburg.

December 2005: Renamed AMALIAHAVEN.

© Henk Guddee  © Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee

2008: Sold to NKD Maritime BVI Ltd., St. Kitts / Nevis, managed by Silver Star Ship management, Sharjah.

© Stan Muller  © Stan Muller

© Stan Muller

October 27th 2008: Renamed HAVEN.

November 2008: Sold for demolition in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

November 26th 2008: Arrived Chittagong

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, Ted Ingham and Stan Muller for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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