Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Nina I – Past and Preasent

IMO Number: 8402668

MV Nina I

Ex Nina, Vahalis, Vios

© Wil Weijsters

Nina I – © Wil Weijsters (New Waterway, 07/05/2015)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1984 by Ferus Smit Scheepswerf B.V. Westerbroek. The Netherlands (Yard No 0236) as a General dry cargo vessel – Singledecker – Double skinned.

Technical Data

  • Length: 77.96 m (overall) 74.94 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 10.06 m
    Depth: 4.22 m
    Draught: 3.18 m
    Tonnage: 998 gross/553 net/1485t deadweight (Summer)
    Engines: 1 x Stork Werkspoor 6FHD240 – 4 stroke single acting 6 cylinder diesel.
    Power: 772 kW/1050 bHP
    Speed:  9.0 knots (Service) 10.5 knots (Max)
    Capacity: Bales: 2.074 m³ / 71.000 ft³ – Grain: 2.010 m³ / 72.000 ft³
    Call Sign: PIHG, J8B3047
    MMSI Number: 377764000
  • IMO Number: 8402668
    Port of Registry: Tiel/The Netherlands, Vreeswijk/The Netherlands, Tiel/The Netherlands, Vreeswijk/The Netherlands, Kingstown/St Vincent Grenadines
    Sister Ships: Eureka (0232) Cannil (0234) Diamant (0238) Eems Coast (0241)

Current AIS Location

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September 18th 1984: Construction began.

November 3rd 1984: Launched as VIOS for Vios C.V., Tiel – The Netherlands. Manager: Vios C.V., Tiel – The Netherlands.

November 29th 1984: Delivered. Manager: C.V., Tiel – The Netherlands

December 10th 1984: After the successful trial run on the Ems the vessel was transferred to Tielmast BV.

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

Vios – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Kiel Canal, 1991)

June 1994 – March 1997: VAHALIS Registered Owner and Manager: Tielmast B.V., Nieuwegein – The Netherlands

March 1997 – February 2000: VAHALIS Registered Owner and Manager: – C.V. m.s. Vahalis, Tiel – The Netherland

Februay 2000 – July 2004: NINA for Registered Owner: Rederij Tielmast, Tiel – The Netherlands. Manager: Wijnne & Barends’ Cargadoors- en Agentuurkantoren B.V., Delfzijl, – The Netherlands

© Frits Olinga

Nina – © Frits Olinga

July 2004: NINA I for Eurica Shipping Ltd. Majuro, Marshall Islands. Manager: Baltnautic Shipping Ltd. Janonio str. 20 Klaipeda Lithuania.

November 21st s005: In the Oostgat (narrow but deep channel in the mouth of the Western Scheldt close to the southwest coast of Walcheren) at buoy OG 13 suffered engine failure owing to contaminated fuel. Towed to Everingen by the tug GHENT.

December 11th 2005:  “Kallo lock (Antwerp) near buoy 98, collided with the ALEXANDROS that had just left the lock. The impact caused one crew member to fall overboard and was taken to hospital. NINA I was hit on the starboard side. The engine room quickly flooded and the ship was grounded. After an emergency repair, she was towed by tugs from Urs Towage NV to the quay and later to a dry dock in Antwerp.”.

February 17th 2006: Towed by tug EUROSUND from Antwerp, via the Kiel Canal, to Leipaja.

© Erwin Willemse © Erwin Willemse

Nina I – © Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 21/07/2019)

September 6th 2021: 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, Frits Olinga, Wil Weijsters and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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