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MV Pride of Hull – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9208629

MV Pride of Hull

© Andreas Wörteler

©  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.

Technical Data

  • 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)

Current AIS Location

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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 © Jörg Seyler 

© 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

© 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

© Simonwp (Maasvlakte, 08/06/2022)

© Pieter Inpyn © Pieter Inpyn

🆕 © Pieter Inpyn (Rotterdam, 24/06/2023)

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: Gert Barendrecht, Pieter Inpyn, Aleksi Lindström,  Jörg Seyler, Simonwp and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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