MV Pregol Hav
Ex Tansa, Explorer, Sea Thames, Kurt Jensen
Pregol Hav – © 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.
- 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)
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September 2nd 1985: Keel laid.
November 27th 1985: Launched.
December 1st 1985: Completed as KURT JENSEN owner Jens Jensen, Wewelsfleth.
Kurt Jensen – © PWR
January 10th 1994: Sold to M.S. Neckar Kaptitan Bernd Wittkowski K.G. St.Johns Antigua and Barbuda. Renamed SEA THAMES.
Sea Thames – © PWR
Sea Thames – © Simonwp (Chowder Ness, 16/07/2000)
October 1st 2003: Sold to Reederei E. Strahlmann Marne Germany and renamed EXPLORER.
Explorer – © 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.
Tansa – © Dennis Mortimer (Eleusis, 12/06/2011)
Tansa – © 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
Pregol Hav – © (Terneuzen locks, 25/06/2014)
Regol Hav – © 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.
Pregol Hav – © Andy Ham (Renfrew, 11/01/2022)
January 31st 2022: Arrived at Dover.
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