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MV Pregol Hav – Past and Present

IMO Number: 8519239

MV Pregol Hav

Ex Tansa, Explorer, Sea Thames, Kurt Jensen

© Marcus S (Cuzhaven, 22/07/2015)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1985 by Hugo Peters Shipyard Wewelsfleth (Yard No 617) as a Multi-purpose dry cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 82.6 m (overall) 76.8 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 11.3 m
    Depth: 5.4 m
    Draught: 4.221 m
    Tonnage: 1616 gross/758 net/2291t deadweight
    Engines: Deutz SBA 8M 528 diesel
  • Power: kW/816 bHP
    Speed:  9 knots (service)
    Capacity: B: 2872 cu.m/G: 2872
    Call Sign: DIYN, V2QO3
    MMSI Number: 305966000
  • IMO Number: 8519239
  • Official Number: 3148
  • GNV id Number: G31567
    Port of Registry: Saint John’s/Antigua & Barbuda 🇦🇬, Wewelsfleth/Germany 🇩🇪, Curacao 🇨🇼, Saint John’s/Antigua & Barbuda 🇦🇬, Avatiu/Cook Islands 🇨🇰, Saint John’s/Antigua & Barbuda 🇦🇬
  • Sister Ships: Sea Elbe (572) Ole Jensen (573) Hammaburg (576) Elbstrand (577) Trader (578)  Vineta (579) Sindbad (580) Hansa (581) Pöseldorf (582) Pax (583) Patria (585) Sesam (586) Kiebitzberg (587) Meridian II (588) Aladin (589) Bungsberg (591) Baltica (592) Pionier (593) Ali Baba (597) Birka (599) Sabine L (601) Osterberg (602) Thunder (603) Haithabu (604) Gudrun (606) Happy Asena (608) Pero (609) Sooneck (613) You Are (614) Sea Weser (622) Truso (623)


Current AIS Location

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September 2nd 1985: Keel laid.

November 27th 1985: Launched.

December 1st 1985: Completed as KURT JENSEN owner Jens Jensen, Wewelsfleth.



January 10th 1994: Sold to M.S. Neckar Kaptitan Bernd Wittkowski K.G. St.Johns Antigua and  Barbuda. Renamed SEA THAMES.



© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Chowder Ness, 16/07/2000)

October 1st 2003: Sold to Reederei E. Strahlmann Marne Germany and renamed EXPLORER.

© Pilot Frans

© Pilot Frans (Hook of Holland, 27/08/2005)

July 1st 2008:  Sold to Katrin Shipping and Trading N.V., Willemstad-N.A., Manager: Dabmar Ship Management N.V and renamed TANSA.

© Dennis Mortimer

© Dennis Mortimer (Eleusis, 12/06/2011)

© Frank Behrends (Istanbul, 15/07/2012)

May 20th 2013: Sold to Hav Navigator AS (Bulkship Management Norrus AS Kalingrad Russia) St Johns Antigua and Barbuda and renamed PREGOL HAV.

July 10th 2013: Manager: HAV Ship Management Norus A/S

©  Aleksi Lindström (Terneuzen locks, 25/06/2014)

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 01/10/2016)

February 19th 2019: Transiting the Kiel Canal suffered a total engine blackout. As a precaution, the canal was closed to shipping until the crew repaired the faulty fuel line. The ship then resumed its voyage and passed the Brunsbüttel locks towards the Elbe.

© Andy Ham © Andy Ham

© Andy Ham (Renfrew, 11/01/2022)

January 31st 2022: Arrived at Dover.

July 8th 2023: Arrived 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: Frank Behrends, Marcel and Ruud Coster, Fotoflite, Pilot Frans, Andy Ham, Aleksi Lindström, Dennis Mortimer, PWR, Marcus S and Simonwp for their assistance in producing this feature.

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



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