MV Mel Vision
Ex Ace Century
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2000 by Kanda Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Yard No 405) as a Bulk Carrier
- Length: 177.0 m (overall) 169.450 m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth: 28.40 m
Depth: 14.25 m
Draught: 10.018 m (Summer)
Tonnage: 19920 gross/11044 net/32787t deadweight
Engines: 1DE : 2 SA 6 CY Mitsubishi 6UEC50LSII diesel.
Power: 6619 kW/HP
Speed: 16.6 knots
Capacity: Bale 40,713.00/Grain 42,673.00
- Deck Cranes : 30.5 MT x 4 sets (electro hydraulic)
Call Sign: YJRP2, D5GJ3
MMSI Number: 636016475
- IMO Number: 9218052
- Official Number: 16475
Port of Registry: Port Vila/Vanuatu, Monrovia/Liberia
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The vessel is a flush decker with forecastle, single screw, diesel driven log / bulk carrier.
February 21st 2000: Keel laid.
April 10th 2000: Launched.
July 4th 2000: Completed as ACE CENTURY for Stevens Line Co, Sato SS Co, Vut;
Ace Century – © Frank Behrends (Terneuzen. 03/06/2009)
June 2014: MEL VISION for Registered Owner: Sealion Maritime Corp. Registered Manager: D & S Shipmanagement S.A..
Mel Vision – © Vladimir Knyaz (Odessa, 28/06/2018)
Mel Vision – © Dennis Mortimer (Kynosoura, Salamina island, Greece, 04/06/2020)
October 3rd 2021: Arrived off Dover and anchored in “The Downs”.
October 13th 2021: Arrived in Dover.
Mel Vision – © Mike Jackson (Courtesy of 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: Frank Behrends, Dover Strait Shipping, Mike Jackson, Vladimir Knyaz and Dennis Mortimer for their assistance in producing this feature.
Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)