Ex Arklow Faith, MB Thames, Arklow Feith, MB Thames
Romi – © Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 20/01/2016)
Steel single screw “Olivier /Nossan type” motor vessel, built in 1992 by Scheepswerf Ferus Smit B.V. Hoogezand, The Netherlands (Yard No. 286) as a General Cargo ship.
- Length: 88.25 m (overall) 84.90 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 13.17 m (extreme)
- Depth: 7.00 m
- Draught: 5.46m (summer)
- Tonnage: 2,373 gross, 1,434 net, 4250t (deadweight)
- Engines: 4SA 6-cylinderCaterpillar 3606 DITA diesel.
- Power: 1579kW/2147 bHP
- Speed: 9 – 9.5 knots (Loaded) 9.5 – 10 knots (Ballast)
- Capacity: 5222 CBM / 184.424 cbft
- Call Sign: ELPN4, EILB, C6US6
- MMSI Number: 308874000
- IMO Number: 8922266
- Official Number: 9811
- DNV id: G33387
- Registry: Arklow/Republic of Ireland, Nassau/Bahamas
- Sister Ships: Nossan (263) Magdelena (264) Cemi (265) Kaie (278) Bimi (283) Anmi (284) Strami (285) Katra (288) Sky Vita (289)
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March 10th 1992: Keel laid
October 24th 1992: Launched.
December 24th 1992: Completed.
1992 – 1997: MB THAMES for C.F. Ahrenkiel (I.O.M.) Ltd. Manager: C.F. Ahrenkiel Shipmanagement (Cyprus) Ltd.
July 1997: ARKLOW FEITH
1997: MB THAMES
September 16th 1997 – 2005: ARKLOW FAITH for Coastal Partnership 1997. Manager: Arklow Shipping @ 08/02/2001
Arklow Faith – © Benoit Donne (Lisbon, 01/05/2005)
June 1st 2005: ROMI for Registered Owner Misje Bulk AS. Manager: Misje Rederi AS
Romi – © Wil Weijsters (Inbound for Rotterdam, 14/10/2006)
Romi – © Frank Behrends (Walsoorden, 15/04/2007)
Romi – © Willem Oldenburg (Velsen, 14/09/2018)
Romi – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 23/05/2019)
June 1st 2019: Suffered a coolant leak in the engine power head when she was 25 miles south of Durlstone Head, en route from Drammen, Norway, to Barreiro, Portugal, with a crew of six on board. The captain reported the crew could not fix the issue and intended to contact the owners about routing to Le Havre. UK tug MTS INDUS was deployed to pull the ship to Le Havre ETA, where she arrived late on June 1st.
December 1st 2021: Arrived in Dover from New Holland.
Romi – © Dover Strait Shipping
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