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MV Pacific Mermaid – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9045924

MV Pacific Mermaid

© Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 08/12/2016)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1992 by Imabari Zosen, Iwagi. Japan (Yard No 145) as a Refrigerated Cargo Ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 141.80 m (overall) 133.0 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 22.80 m
    Depth: 13.0 m
    Draught: 8.81 m (summer)
    Tonnage: 9820 gross/3538 net/10466t deadweight
    Engines: 1 x Hitachi Burmeister & Wain – 2 stroke 7 cylinder diesel
    Power: 9170 kW/12460 bHP
    Speed: 19.5 knots
    Capacity: 80 TEU + 9 FEU or 49 FEU/49 Reefer Plugs/540.572 ft³ /15.295 m³
    Floor Space: 6.074,68 m²
    Cargo Gear: 2 x Cranes – SWL 30 t each/2 x Cranes – DWL 10 t each
    Call Sign: 3ELS9, A8JJ5
    MMSI Number: 636019354
    IMO Number: 9045924
    Port of Registry: Panama 🇵🇦, Monrovia/Liberia 🇱🇷
    Sister Ships: Atlantic Mermaid (146), Arctic Mermaid (147), Tasman Mermaid (148). Caribbean Mermaid (149)

Current AIS Location

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February 28th 1992: Completed.

© Capt Jan Melchers

© Capt Jan Melchers

2000: Registered Owner; Magnum Orientation. Registered Manager; Elmira Shipping & Trading

July 1st 2006: Registered Owner; Pacific Mermaid Shipping. Registered Manager; Triton Schiffahrt. Commercial Manager; Seatrade Groningen BV.

© Jens Boldt © Jens Boldt

© Jens Boldt (Hamburg, 09/09/2009)

December 12th 2010:

“Broke from its moorings in Novorossiysk port and went adrift in strong NE winds with gusts up to 20 meters/sec. The vessel collided with the bulk carrier GIORGOS B at berth 12, then moved further and collided with the bulk carrier BERING ID at berth 16. The port tug BODRIV while trying to take the vessel in tow, collided with the reefer after the towline broke, The BODRIV got damage and dents of upper bridge, leers and radar antenna. The lifeboats were damaged on the PACIFIC MERMAID and GIORGOS B the BERING ID got damaged lifeboat and its bulwark dented on 20 meters length.”.

© Erwin Willemse © Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 08/12/2016)

June 10th 2019: Registered Owner; Centauri Partners Ltd. Registered Manager: Seatrade Groningen BV

January 2000: Elmira (Magnum Orientation S.A., Panama)

March 4th 2021: Called at Dover.

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 17/08/2021)

December 3rd 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, Jens Boldt, Capt Jan Melchers and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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