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MV Mel Vision – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9218052

MV Mel Vision

Ex Ace Century

Ace Century

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2000 by Kanda Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.  (Yard No 405) as a Bulk Carrier

Technical Data

  • 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

Current AIS Location

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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..

© Vladimir Knyaz © Vladimir Knyaz

Mel Vision – © Vladimir Knyaz (Odessa, 28/06/2018)

© Dennis Mortimer

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) 

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