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MV River Trader – Past and Present

IMO Number: 8813051

MV River Trader

Ex Teal, Hoo Beech

© Marcus S

© Marcus S (Cuxhaven, 20/12/2019)

Steel twin Azimuth motor vessel built in 1989 by Yorkshire Dry Dock Ltd. Kingston Upon Hull. United Kingdom (Yard No 320) as a General dry cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • • Length: 58.27 m (overall) 54.70 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 9.41 m
    Depth: 4.75 m
    Draught: 3.89 m
    Tonnage: 794 gross/552 net/1399.2t deadweight (Summer)
    Engines: 2 x Cummins KTA19M – 4 stroke 6 cylinder diesels
    Power: 544 kW/740 bHP
    Speed: 9.5 knots (13 knots, max)
    Capacity: Grain: 1.769 m³ / 62.400 ft³/Bales: 1.638 m³ / 58.000 ft³
    Call Sign: MLHK2, D5CD5
    MMSI Number: 636015670
    IMO Number: 8813051
    Registro Italiano Number (RI): 99581
    Port of Registry: London/UK 🇬🇧, Monrovia/Liberia 🇱🇷
    Sister-Ship: Hoo Laurel (286)

Current AIS Location

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May 5th 1989: Keel laid.

September2nd 1989: Launched.

December 1989: Completed as HOO BEECH for Riverline Tdg. Ltd., London;

© Leo Johannes © Leo Johannes

© Leo Johannes (Groningen, 07/08/2002)

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© Pilot Frans (Rotterdam, 20/12/2002) (Left) 🆕 © Fotoflite (Right)

October 2004: Owner: Lapthorn Management Ltd.

November 2006: TEAL

© Ken Smith © Ken Smith © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (Gravesend, 16/02/2008)

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March 2009: Manager: Torbulk Ltd

June 2009: RIVER TRADER for Riverline Tdg. Ltd.

May 2012: Owner: Trader Marine Ltd. Monrovia. Manager: Sky Mare Navigation. Piraeus

© Patrick Hill © Patrick Hill

© Patrick Hill (Hull, 11/10/2020)

August 8th 2022: While manoeuvring in Klaipėda State Seaport‘s water area sustained malfunction of one of the two main engines. Pilot was on board. For safe berthing tug was used. No pollution, no damage to ship or shore infrastructure were reported.

© Gena Anfimov © Gena Anfimov

© Gena Anfimov (Klaipeda, 12/08/2022)

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January 9th 2023: Arrived at Dover to load grain.

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: Gena Anfimov, Stephen Brown, Fotoflite, Pilot Frans, Patrick Hill, Leo Johannes, Marcus S and Ken Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.

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