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MV Midas – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9002659

MV Midas

Ex Bore Sea

© Peter Therkildsen

© Peter Therkildsen

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1990 by Sietas GmbH & Co. KG Schiffswerft, Hamburg (Yard No 1027) as a Ro-ro ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 108.52 m (overall) 98.0 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 17.0 m
  • Depth: 12.8 m
  • Draught: 5.969 m
  • Tonnage: 5873 gross/1762 net/4469 t deadweight
  • Engines: 1 x Wärtsilä 9-cylinder 9R32D diesel.
  • Power: 2960 kW/4020bHP
  • Speed: 15.3 knots
  • Capacity: 1030 lane meters
  • Call Sign: OIZZ
  • MMSI Number: 230186000
  • IMO Number: 9002659
  • DNV id Number: G32686
  • Official Number: 55179
  • Port of Registry: Turku/Finland 🇫🇮, Brando/Finland 🇫🇮
  • Sister-Ship: Bore Star (1026)

Current AIS Location

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September 21st 1988: Contract date.

June 28th 1989: Keel laid.

January 29th 1990: Launched as BORE SEA for A/B Minicarriers O/Y, Godby.

March 9th 1990: Completed for Oy Rettig Ab, Åbo, Finland.

March 1990: Oy Bore Line Ab services between Helsinki – Kotka – Terneuzen – Rotterdam – Chatham. 

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©  Simonwp (01/05/1990) © Robert J Smith (Deptford, 13/06/1990)

January 1st 1992  – January 9th 1995: Chartered to Finncarriers Oy AB, Helsinki.

1995: Chartered to Transfennica for services Finland – Western Europe 

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©  Simonwp (Kiel, 01/06/1995)

October 1995: Serviced Hango – Lubeck.

1996: Services Finland – UK – France.

January 1997: Services Rauma – Lubeck.

December 14th 1999: Sold to Minicarriers AB, Brändö, Finland and renamed MIDAS.

December 1999: Chartered to UPM-Kymmene, Finland for services Rauma – Santander.

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©  Simonwp (Kiel, 01/01/2000)

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© Ken Smith (Gravesend, 17/02/2009)

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© Erwin Willemse (08/11/2010)

April 2012: Chartered to CMA CGM for West Indian routes as relief for MIMER.

November 2019: Arrived Landskrona.

December 10th 2019: Chartered to St Peter Line for one service Stockholm – St Petersburg.

December 14th 2019: Owing to the Covid pandemic, arrived Mariehamn for lay up.

July 7th 2020 – October 24th 2020: Chartered to Wagenborg Shipping Sweden for services Riga – Oxelösund.

October 2020: Chartered to Accordia Shipping, Florida USA.

November 2020: Services Florida – Haiti.

January 12th 2022:  Time-chartered to Caribbean Linked Shipping for a period of 3+3 months. The intended trade was New York – Haiti with trailers, cars, other roro cargo and containers.

May 16th 2022: Arrived Fayard, Danmark for refit.

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May 2022: Chartered to Scandic Line for services Riga – Sweden. The charter contract was for 6+6+6 months. The main cargo was prefabricated construction elements for the Swedish building sector, trailers, mafis and other roro cargoes plus containers on weather deck.

June 1st 2022 – October 20th 2022: Services Riga – Södertälje.

October 2022: Scandic Line charter completed.

October 20th 2022: One month charter to Condor Ferries and left Riga for Portsmouth.

November 19th 2022: Left Portsmouth for Travemunde.

November 30th 2022 – December 17th 2022: Chartered to  Stena Line for services Travemunde – Liepaja.

December 2022 – December 31st 2023: Chartered to TransProCon services Tyne – Zeebrugge.

January 2024 – June 2024: Chartered to DFDS with an option to extend the contract until 30th September 2024.

January 3rd 2024: Arrived Dunkerque East.

© Julien Carpentier

© Julien Carpentier (Dunkerque, 24/02/2024)

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© Julien Carpentier (Dunkerque, 06/03/2024)

June 2nd 2024: Remains in Dunkerque and had her charter extended until September 30th 2024.

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, Julien Carpentier, Fotoflite, GodbyShipping, Simonwp, Ken Smith, Robert J Smith, Erwin Willemse and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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