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MV Norsky – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9186182

MV Norsky

© Marcus S

© Marcus S (Europort, 05/02/2022)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Aker Finnyards, Rauma, Finland (Yard No 424) as a RoRo Carrier for Bore Oy Ab, Helsinki, Finland.

Technical Data

  • Length: 180 m (overall) 166.20 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 25.50 m
  • Depth: 16.70 m
  • Draught: 6.514m
  • Tonnage: 20296 gross/6088 net/11400t deadweight
  • Engines: 2 x Wärtsilä 9L46C diesels.
  • Power: 18900 kW/HP
  • Speed: 20.5 knots (trial)
  • Capacity: 12 passengers/ 2630 lane metres/29.150 m³
  • Call Sign: PCCC, OJRB
  • MMSI Number: 230652000
  • IMO Number: 9186182
  • Official Number:
  • Port of Registry: Rotterdam/ The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Helsinki/Finland 🇫🇮
  • Sister Ships: Norstream (425)

Current AIS Location

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January 1st 1998: Ordered.

September 4th 1998: Keel struck.

March 26th 1999: Launched.

June 29th 1999: Delivered to Bore Sky B.V., Rotterdam, Holland and chartered to P&O North Sea Ferries.

July 2nd 1999: Left Rauma for Zeebrugge.

June 6th 1999: Trials in Zeebrugge.

July 7th 1999: Trials in Hull.

September 8th 1999: Services Middlesbrough (Teesport) – Zeebrugge.

October 15th 2002: Long term charter to P&O Ferries between Middlesbrough – Zeebrugge.

© Andreas Wörteler © Andreas Wörteler © Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler (Europort, 17/06/2007)

© Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Rotterdam, 03/07/2011)

January 28th 2013: Services Zeebrugge – Tilbury/Teesport – Tilbury.

August 2014: Registered Owner: Bore Ltd, Helsinki, Finland.

© Pieter Inpyn © Pieter Inpyn

© Pieter Inpyn (Tilbury, 19/04/2018)

April 2021: Livery change.

July 2023:

P&O Ferries confirmed its long term commitment to its North Sea routes by extending the charter agreement with Bore Ltd on the NORSKY and NORSTREAM for three years, boosting the flow of trade between Belgium and the UK, and maintaining its presence on the Zeebrugge-Teesport and Zeebrugge-Tilbury routes for the long term.

© Julien Carpentier

© Julien Carpentier (Zeebrugge, 15/07/2023)


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: Fotoflite,  Julien Carpentier, Dirk Jankowsky, Aleksi Lindström, Marcus S, and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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