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MV Meri – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9622502

MV Meri

Ex Aura II

  © Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 06/04/2020)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2012 by STX Finland OY. Turku. Finland (Yard No L1379) as a Heavy load carrier – multi-purpose deck cargo vessel – Strengthened for heavy cargoes – Container cargoes

Technical Data

  • Length: 105.40 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 18.80 m
    Depth: m
    Draught: 4.90 m (Summer) 2.85m (Lightship)
    Tonnage: 3360 gross/1008 net/4835t deadweight (Summer)
    Engines: 3 x Wärtsilä 6L20 – 6 cylinder IFO or MDO or LBF (Bio fuel)
    Power: 3600 kW/HP
    Speed: 13.0 knots (Trial) 12.0 knots (Service)
  • Pumps: 2 x Ballast pumps each 350 m³/h
    Capacity: Ballast: 5.700 m³
  • Work Deck Area: 1610 m2, 85,7 X 18,8 m
  • Deck Load: 8 t/m2 – 25t/m – 50t/m – 120t – 200t
    Call Sign: OJPH
    MMSI Number: 230941700
  • IMO Number: 9622502
  • Registry Number: 19833K
    Port of Registry: Turku/Finland 🇫🇮

Current AIS Location

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2012: Built as AURA II for Gaiamare OY A/B, Turku – Finland

A multipurpose deck cargo vessel to be used for transporting project cargoes, including offshore wind components. The vessel is also equipped for oil spill response activities.

June 6th 2012: Named MERI at STX Turku Shipyard

June 13th 2012:  Completed for VG Shipping, Turku, Finland. Manager Meriaura, Turku, Finland.

© Aleksi Lindström (Rendsberg, 23/07/2025)

© Aleksi Lindström (Hanko, 21/09/2025)

September 11th 2021: Due at Dover (WD5) to deliver new dockside cranes.

June 4th 2024: Due at Dover (WD5) to deliver a new dockside crane.

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: Aleksi Lindström and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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