Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Rig – Past and Present

MV Rig

ex Borneiro, Lady Anna, Amrum, Port Sado

© Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1989 by Estaleiros Navais De Viana Do Castelo S.A. (Yard No 152 ) as a General Cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 87¬†m (overall) 82.73 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 13¬†m
  • Depth: 7.1¬†m
  • Draught: 6.07¬†m
  • Tonnage:¬†2351 gross/904 – 1149 net/2809t deadweight
  • Engines:¬†(1) 4T – 8 cyl MAN /B & W diesel
  • Power: 1080 kW/1467 HP
  • Speed:¬†11.5 knots
  • Capacity:¬†TEU-202. Grain – 4,630m¬≥
  • Call Sign: 3ETG6,¬†CRHJ, 9HBU8
  • IMO Number: 8801137
  • Register Number: 03066K
  • Port of Registry:¬†Panama, Santa Cruz de Tenerife/Canary Islands, Spain, Valletta/Malta

Current AIS Location

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September 1st 1989: Completed as PORT SADO. Registered Owner; Portline Star S.S.. Registered Manager; Steer Ship Management Services Ltd.

October 1993: Renamed AMRUM.

February 1995: Renamed LADY ANNA.

2000: Registered Owner/Registered Manager; Atlantico Shipping.

2000: Renamed BORNEIRO.

February 2001: Registered Manager; Lopez Abente.

2005: Renamed RIG. Registered Owner; Rig Shipping Ltd, Helsinki. Registered Manager; Astramar Transport Ltd.


© Aleksi Lindström

July 10th 2014:¬†Collided with a fishing vessel¬†11 nautical miles north-east of the Island of L√¶s√ł, Denmark.

‚ÄúThe Danish fishing vessel INGER MARIE and the Maltese general cargo ship RIG collided approximately 11 nautical miles north-east of the Island of L√¶s√ł, Denmark. INGER MARIE foundered shortly after the collision and the skipper, who was the only crew member on board, perished. The collision happened in good weather conditions and with little traffic in the area. Circumstances suggest that neither the skipper on INGER MARIE nor the watch-keeping officer on RIG were aware of the other ship‚Äôs presence and the risk of collision until moments before the collision. The watch-keeping officer on RIG tried to avoid the collision by turning to starboard, but the manoeuvre was too late. It is uncertain whether the skipper on INGER MARIE realized the risk of collision before the impact. After the collision, the crew on RIG launched the rescue boat, but were not able to locate the skipper. Within an hour after the collision, the skipper was recovered by a Swedish rescue helicopter, but had already perished. He was brought to a hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is uncertain why the skipper on INGER MARIE did not realize the risk of collision, but it is likely that he was preoccupied¬†with work on the deck area aft of the wheelhouse and therefore did not see RIG approaching. On RIG, the watch-keeping officer was not actively using the radar and did not plot the vessels in the area. The watch=keeping officer did not visually observe INGER MARIE approaching, because he did not move around on the bridge and/or was preoccupied and, therefore, did not see INGER MARIE approaching in a blind sector.‚ÄĚ

Source: Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board Report (Adobe Acrobat Required)

© Jens Boldt  © Jens Boldt

© Jens Boldt

@ 2017: Registered Owner; Rig Shipping Ltd, Helsinki

January 5th 2017: Arrived in Dover from Kiel.

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: Jens Boldt, Willem Oldenburg and Aleksi Lindström for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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