MV Pride of Hull
© Andreas Wörteler
Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 2001 by Fincantieri-Cantieri Nav. Italiani S.p.A. (Breda), Venice, Italy (Yard No. 6066), for P&O North Sea Ferries, Rozenburg, Holland as a passenger car, and commercial vehicle roll-on roll-off ferry.
- Length: 215.44 m
- Breadth: 31.50 m
- Depth: m
- Draught: 6.30 m
- Tonnage: 59,925 gross/26,868 net/10100t deadweight
- Engines: Four Wartsila 9L46C diesels
- Power: 37,800 kW/HP
- Speed: 22 knots
- Capacity: 1,360 passengers, 250 cars (on car deck), 400 commercial trailers
- Lane Metres: 3,300
- Call Sign: C6ZQ4
- IMO Number: 9208629
- MMSI Number: 311062900
- Port of Registry: Hull/United Kingdom 🇬🇧, Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸
- Sister-Ship: Pride of Rotterdam (6065)
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April 11th 2001: Launched.
November 16th 2001: Delivered to P&O North Sea Ferries, Hull England.
November 30th 2001: Christened in Hull by Mrs Cherie Blair.
December 2nd 2001: Commenced service between Hull – Rotterdam.
October 15th 2002: Transferred to P&O Ferries between Rotterdam – Hull.
© Jörg Seyler
November 12th 2002 – November 18th 2002: Overhaul at the Verolme Botlek shipyard, Rozenburg, Holland.
December 9th 2008: Suffered a minor engine room fire whilst en route to Kingston upon Hull. Extinguished and no reported injuries.
2009: Registered to RBSSAF 10 Ltd, Cheltenham, UK.
© Aleksi Lindström
October 20th 2020: After setting sail from Hull, suffered an engine-room fire. There were no reported injuries to the 264 passengers or crew. Without engine power she is to be towed back to Hull.
October 23rd 2020: Arrived at Immingham.
October 23rd 2020: Sailed to Rotterdam.
October 24th 2020: With tug assistance, arrived in Rotterdam.
© Gert Barendrecht (Rotterdam, 27/10/2020)
November 4th 2020: Resumed service.
March 17th 2022: Instructed to come off service at Hull as crews had been made redundant.
March 23rd 2022: Sailed from Hull (reportedly “in ballast”) destination Europort (Rotterdam).
March 25th 2022: Arrived Rotterdam.
March 30th 2022: Sources indicate the vessel passed her Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) inspection on March 22nd 2022.
April 11th 2022: Resumed full sailings Rotterdam – Hull.
© Simonwp (Maasvlakte, 08/06/2022)
🆕 © Pieter Inpyn (Rotterdam, 24/06/2023)
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