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MV Responder – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9236509

MV Responder

ex Tyco Responder

© Neil C Mcbride

© Neil C Mcbride (Blyth, 20/05/2022)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2001 by Keppel Shipyard Ltd, Benoi Yard, Singapore (Yard No 5029) as a Cable Laying Vessel for Tyco Responder Inc

Technical Data

  • Length: 139.146 m (overall) 125.67m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 21 m
  • Depth: 12.6 m
  • Draught: 8.413 m (Design)
  • Tonnage: 12184 gross/3655 net/10154 t deadweight (Design)
  • Engines: 5 x Normo 9 cylinder KRGB-9 diesel electric
  • Power: kW/HP
  • Speed: 13.19 knots
  • Capacity:
  • Call Sign: V7CY9
  • MMSI Number: 538001582
  • IMO Number: 9236509
  • Official Number: 1582
  • Port of Registry: Majuro/Marshall Islands 🇲🇭
  • Sister-Ship: Tyco Reliance (028), Tyco Resolute (030), Tyco Dependable (031), Tyco Decisive (032), Tyco Durable (033)

Current AIS Location

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September 25th 2000: Keel laid.

March 11th 2001: Launched.

December 21st 2001: As TYCO RESPONDER delivered to Owner: Tyco Responder Inc.. Operator: Transoceanic Cable Ship Co. Inc.

January 2003: Registered Owner: Citicorp North America.

October 1st 2006: Registered Owner: Tyco Responder Inc.

© Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan (Willemstad, 27/06/2008)

© Cees Bustraan  © Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan (Willemstad, 03/09/2008)

March 1st 2010: Renamed RESPONDER.

© Emmanuel L

© Emmanuel L (Valletta, 11/02/2016)

July 29th 2022: Due at Dover.

© Ray Goodfellow  © Ray Goodfellow

🆕 ¬© Ray Goodfellow (Dover 30/08/22)

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: Cees Bustraan, Emmanuel L and Neil C McBride for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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