Ex Aura II
Meri – © 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
- Length: 105.40 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth: 18.80 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
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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.
Meri – © Aleksi Lindström (Rendsberg, 23/07/2025)
Meri – © Aleksi Lindström (Hanko, 21/09/2025)
September 11th 2021: Due at Dover (WD5) to deliver new dockside cranes.
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