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MV Norstream – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9186194

MV Norstream

© Simonwp

© Simonwp

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Aker Finnyards, Rauma, Finland (Yard No 425) as a RoRo Carrier for Bore Oy Ab, Helsinki, Finland

Technical Data

  • Length: 180 m (overall) 166.20 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 25.20 m
  • Depth: 16.70 m
  • Draught: 6.50 m
  • Tonnage: 19992 – 20296 gross/5998 – 6088 net/11564 – 11585t 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: PCCD, OJRC
  • MMSI Number: 230653000
  • IMO Number: 9186194
  • Official Number: 12042
  • Port of Registry: Rotterdam/ The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Helsinki/Finland 🇫🇮
  • Sister Ships: Norsky (424)

Current AIS Location

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January 1st 1998: Ordered.

January 29th 1999: Keel struck.

July 2nd 1999: Launched.

October 20th 1999: Christened.

October 27th 1999: Delivered to Bore Stream BV, Rotterdam, Holland and chartered to P&O North Sea Ferries.

October 29th 1999: Left Rauma for Middlesbrough.

November 1st 1999: Commenced service between Middlesbrough – Zeebrügge.

© Andreas Wörteler © Andreas Wörteler 

© Andreas Wörteler (Zeebrugge, 16/03/2002)

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

September 2011: Services Tilbury Dock – Zeebrugge/Teesport – Zeebrugge.

© Ken Smith © Ken Smith © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (Tilbury, 13/09/2011)

April 2015: Registered to Bore Oy Ab, Helsinki, Finland.

© Cedric Hacke © Cedric Hacke 

© Cedric Hacke (Zeebrugge, 12/05/2018)

May 17th 2020: Conducted berthing trials at the new “Tilbury 2 Container Port”.

May 26th 2020: Commenced services Tilbury 2 – Zeebrugge/Teesport – Zeebrugge.

April 2021: Livery change.

© Dirk Jankowsky

🆕 © Dirk Jankowsky ( Kiel Canal en-route to Teesport, 19/02/2022)

© Hannes van Rijn

🆕 © Hannes van Rijn (Rotterdam, 23/02/2022)

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,


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, Cedric Hacke, Dirk Jankowsky, Hannes van Rijn , Ken Smith and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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