Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Merit – Past and Present

MV Merit

Merit © Aleksi Lindström (Rendsburg eastbound in NOK / Kiel Canal, 25/06/2012)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2000 by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries S.A. (Yard o.1005) as a General Cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 82.5 m (overall) 78.15 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 12.4 m
  • Depth:
  • Draught: 5.3 m
  • Tonnage: 2301 gross/1289 net/3153.65t deadweight
  • Engines: MaK 6M25 diesel
  • Power: 1800 kW/HP
  • Speed: 11.0 knots
  • Capacity: 4782m³ bales/grain, 132 TEU
  • Call Sign: ZDEB4
  • IMO Number: 9197789
  • Official Number: 732158
  • DNV GL Id Number: G94254
  • Port of Registry: Gibraltar

Current AIS Location

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June 29th 1998: Keel laid.

November 24th 1999: Launched.

May 1st 2000: Completed as MERIT for Fahrdorfer Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG MS “MERIT” (10321195). Manager; Fahrdorfer Schiffahrts GmbH.


Merit © Aleksi Lindström (Rendsburg eastbound in NOK / Kiel Canal, 25/06/2012)

© Simonwp

Merit © Simonwp (Barrow Haven, 13/09/2012)

© Erwin Willemse  © Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 12/12/2014)

January 15th 2020: Arrived in Dover from Virtsu, Estonia

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt (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: Aleksi Lindström, Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping), Simonwp and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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