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MV Minka C – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9373565

MV Minka C

© Marcus S

© Marcus S (Brake, Germany 17/07/2019)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2008 by Freire Shipyard, Vigo. Spain (Yard No 637) as a a General Cargo/Bulk Carrier ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 89.9 m (overall) 84.7 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 14.5 m
  • Depth: 7.35 m
  • Draught: 6.3 m
  • Tonnage: 3931 gross/1686 net/5000t deadweight
  • Engines: (1) 0T – 6 cylinder MaK 6M25 diesel
  • Power: 1980 kW/2690 bHP
  • Speed: 13.0 knots
  • Capacity: 249356 cuft
  • Call Sign: 2APU3
  • MMSI Number: 235061954
  • IMO Number: 9373565
  • BV Register Number: 08902D
  • Port of Registry: Cowes (Isle of Wight)/UK
  • Sister-Ship: Tina C (638) 


Current AIS Location

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July 1st 2007: Keel laid.

© Angel Luis Godar Moreira © Angel Luis Godar Moreira

© Angel Luis Godar Moreira (Vigo, 18/01/2008)

© Angel Luis Godar Moreira

© Angel Luis Godar Moreira (Vigo, 30/05/2008)

July 11th 2008: Completed as MINKA C for Owner: Bansalease SA. Manager: Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd.

November 30th 2009: Owner: Santander Lease SA EFC.

February 5th 2011: Owner: Carisbrooke Shipping 637 Ltd.

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January 1st 2017: Manager: Nova Marine Carriers SA.

March 24th 2017:

“Taken in tow by the tug IBAIZABAL DIEZ which was called from Bilbao. It was taken to A Coruña after having suffering engine failure in the middle of a storm 50 miles north of A Coruña. Safely berthed at the Calvo Sotelo South Quay.”

October 15th 2018: Manager: Vertom Shipping and Trading BV.

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 26/06/2021)

April 16th 2023: Provisionally due at Dover.

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: Marcel and Ruud Coster, Fotoflite, Angel Luis Godar Moreira and Marcus S for their assistance in producing this feature.

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



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