Bulk Cargo VesselPast and Present

MV Petra – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9197442

MV Petra

Ex Marne

Petra – © Marcus S (Hamburg, 23/04/2021)

Steel single screw “92-063 / 1, type Rugen design” motor vessel built in 2005 by Slovenske Lodenice Komarno A.S. Sasinkova 12. 81108 Bratislava. Slovak Republic (Yard No 1905) as a Multi-Purpose dry cargo ship – Mini bulk carrier Strengthened for heavy cargo.

Technical Data

  • Length: 86.57 m (overall) 81.07 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 12.80 m
    Depth: 7.10 m
    Draught: 5.55 m
    Tonnage: 2530 gross/ 1372net/3539t deadweight
    Engines: 1 x MaK 8M20 – 4 SA 8-cylinder diesel
    Power: 1520 kW/2067 bHP
    Speed:  12.3 knots
    Capacity: 167 x 20 ft containers/ Grain: 4.677 m³/Bales: 4.620 m³
    Call Sign: V2OV1, CQET7
    MMSI Number: 255806482
  • IMO Number: 9197442
    Port of Registry: St Johns/Antigua & Barbuda 🇦🇬, Madeira/Portugal 🇵🇹
    Sister Ships: Tuperna (1910), BBC Gibraltar (1417), Anka Sky (1412), Meridian Tres (1418), Asela (1419) + more +

Current AIS Location

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June 2nd 1998: Keel laid.

January 10th 2005: Launched.

April 11th 2005: Completed as MARNE for Owner: Reederei Erwin Strahlmann e.K.

© Ken Smith © Ken Smith 

Marne – © Ken Smith (Gravesend, 12/09/2011)

2014: Owner and Manger: Reederei Erwin Strahlmann GmbH & Co KG.

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

Marne – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 05/03/2016)

Marne – © Aleksi Lindström (Rendsburg, 01/07/2017)

July 2018: Reederei Erwin Strahlmann GmbH & Co KG

January 2021: Renamed PETRA for Owner: Petra Schiffahrts UG. (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co., KG. c/o Wessels Reederei GmbH & Co KG. Industriestrasse 12-14. 49733 Haren (Ems). Germany. Manager: Wessels Reederei Gmbh & Co KG. Industriestrasse 12-14. 49733 Haren (Ems). Germany.

© Eddie Walker

Petra – © Eddie Walker (Trent Wharves, 02/01/2022)

April 5th 2022: 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: arcel and Ruud Coster, Aleksi Lindström, Marcus S, Ken Smith and Eddie Walker for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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