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MV Plato – Past and Present

IMO Number: 8822636

MV Plato

© Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 10/11/2017)

Steel single screw “Pluto Type” motor vessel built in 1989 by Pattje Shipyard B.V. Waterhuizen. The Netherlands (Yard No 375) as a General cargo ship – heavy cargo .

Technical Data

  • Length: 88.15 m (overall) 83.20 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 14.18 m
  • Depth: 6.35 m
  • Draught: 5.01 m (Summer) 4.90m (Winter)
  • Tonnage: 1990 gross/1271 net/3677t deadweight (Summer)
  • Engines: (1) 2T – 6 cylinder – MaK 6MU452AK diesel.
  • Power: 1176 kW/1599 bHP
  • Speed: 11.0 knots (Service)
  • Capacity: Bale: 4.455 m³ / 157.327 ft³ – Grain: 4.469 m³ / 157.821 ft³
  • Call Sign: P3RP5, 8PRX
  • MMSI Number: 314189000
  • IMO Number: 8822636
  • BV Number: 15530H
  • Port of Registry: Limassol/Cyprus 🇨🇾, Valetta/Malta 🇲🇹, Limassol/Cyprus 🇨🇾, Bridgetown/Barbados 🇧🇧
  • Sister-Ship: Pluto (832), Jumbo (553), Torpo (561), Tinno (562), Ferro (564)


Current AIS Location

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June 24th 1989: Launched.

September 30th 1989: Completed as PLATO for Owner: Wilson Ship Management AS. Commercial Manage: Wilson Eurocarriers AS.

© Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Rendsberg, 25/07/2006)

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 04/06/2008)

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 06/03/2020)

March 24th 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 and Aleksi Lindström for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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