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MV Mekhanik Pustoshnyy – Past and Present

IMO Number: 8904422

MV Mekhanik Pustoshnyy

© Erwin Willemse

Mekhanik Pustoshnyy – © Erwin Willemse (Velsen-Zuid 01052021 Erwin Willemse aIjmuiden, 06/08/2012)

Steel single screw “Mekhanik Yartsev class motor vessel built in 1992 by Österreichische Schiffswerften AG (ÖSWAG) Linz-Korneuburg (Korneuburg)Austria (Yard No 781) as a General cargo ship (Wood logs – Grain)

Technical Data

  • Length: 85.20 m (overall) 79.35 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 14.50 m
    Depth: 6.0 m
    Draught: 5.06 m (Summer)
    Tonnage: 2489 gross/907 net/2650t deadweight (Summer)
    Engines: 1x 6DKRN 26/98-12 – 6 cylinder diesel
    Power: 2074 kW/HP
    Speed: 12.60 knots
    Capacity: 96 x 20 ft containers/ Grain: Hold 1: 1.684 m³. Hold 2: 1.684 m³ – Bales: Hold 1: 1.678 m³. Hold 2: 1.678 m³. Total: Bales: 3.356 m³ Grain: 3.411 m³
  • Cargo Gear: 2 x Deck cranes – SWL 5.0 t each
    Call Sign:
    MMSI Number: 273114000
  • IMO Number: 8904422
  • Register Number: 905360
    Port of Registry: Arkhangelsk/Russia, Arkhangelsk/Russian Federation
    Sister Ships: Mekhanik Yartsev, Mekhanik Mankarin, Mekhanik Fomin, Mekhanik Semakov, Mekhanik Brilin, Mekhanik Kottsov, Mekhanik Pyatlin, Mekhanik Kraskovskiy

Current AIS Location

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May 3rd 1990: Keel laid.

May 17th 1991: Launched.

March 6th 1992: Completed for Owner; Northern Shipping Company, Joint-Stock Company Naberezhnaya Severnoy Dviny, 36. 163000 Arkhangelsk. Russia.  Manager; Northern Shipping, Arkhangelsk. Russia

© Tony Garner

Mekhanik Pustoshnyy – © Tony Garner (Casablanca, 24/12/2011)

Mekhanik Pustoshnyy – © Aleksi Lindström (Inbound Rotterdam, 08/07/2011)

© Erwin Willemse

Mekhanik Pustoshnyy – © Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 06/08/2012)

© Ken Smith © Ken Smith © Ken Smith

Mekhanik Pustoshnyy – © Ken Smith (Gravesend, 23/08/2014)

January 28th 2021: “Made contact with the outer breakwater and lighthouse while leaving Burnitsland, Scotland, Firth of Forth. Both breakwater and lighthouse lantern sustained damages. The ship was stopped, but allowed to continue voyage after inspection. No serious damage was found. The ship was en-route to Arkhangelsk Russia”.

June 15th 2021: Due at Dover to load grain for Belfast.

Mekhanik Pustoshnyy – © Dover Strait Shipping (Dover, 15/06/2021)

© Trevor Kidd

Mekhanik Pustoshnyy – 🆕 © Trevor Kidd (Belfast, 21/06/2021)

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: Dover Strait Shipping, Tony Garner, Trevor Kidd, Aleksi Lindström, Ken Smith and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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