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MV Rose Schiaffino – Past and Present

IMO Number: 7206859 

MV Nusa Bahagia

Ex Sais, Makedonia, Rose Schiaffino, Ador, Saint Christophe, Ador

© Ken Larwood

© Ken Larwood

Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1972 by Scheepswerf en Mfbk. “De Biesbosch”, Dordrecht, Holland (Yard No. 583) as a Ro/Ro Cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 98.53 m (overall) 87.15 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 15.70m
  • Depth: 8.62 m
  • Draught: 3.849m
  • Tonnage: 3555 gross/1066 net/1810 deadweight
  • Engines: 2 Oil 4SA x 8-cylinder MWN TBD 501-8U diesel
  • Power: 4028 kW/5400 HP
  • Speed: 15.5 knots
  • Capacity: 50 passengers, 56 cars (after rebuild 1989)
  • Call Sign: DCMV, 9V2412, FPOK, YEUN
  • IMO Number: 7206859 
  • Official Number: 10596/3920
  • Indonesian Register Number: 5602
  • Port of Registry: Aschendorf/Germany 🇩🇪, Singapore 🇸🇬, Rouen/France 🇫🇷, Jakarta/ Indonesia 🇮🇩


1972: Launched as ADOR

1972: Delivered as SAINT CHRISTOPHE

1974 -1975: Registered Manager; Condor Reederei. OHG.

1974: Chartered to Seagull Ferries.

© Fotoflite Image Ref 198472 Courtesy of Simonwp

© Fotoflite  (Left) 🆕 Courtesy of Simonwp (Right)

1975: Sold to M/S Ador Reederei, Singapore and renamed ADOR.

© Bob Scott

© Bob Scott

© Leo Johannes © Leo Johannes  

© Leo Johannes

1980: Sold to Schiaffino, Germany and renamed ROSE SCHIAFFINO. Registered Owner; Societe d’Armement et de De Navigation Charles Schiaffino.

1980: Commenced service Ostend – Dover.

© Fotoflite Courtesy of Simonwp

© Fotoflite (Left) 🆕 Courtesy of Simonwp (Right)

March 1st 1984: Commenced service Ostend – Ramsgate. 

© Peter Longhurst © Peter Longhurst

© Peter Longhurst

© Urbain Ureel

© Urbain Ureel

1987: Sold to unknown company and renamed MAKEDONIA.

1989: Sold to Cogimade, Casablanca, Morocco and renamed SAIS.

1989: Rebuilt.

1992: Sold to P.T. Putera Master Sarana Penyeberangan, Jakarta and renamed NUSA BAHAGIA.

2006: In Service Registered owner: Putera Master Sarana Address: 15, Jalan Cempaka Putih Barat, XXIII, Jakarta Indonesia. Ship manager: Putera Master Sarana Address: 15, Jalan Cempaka Putih Barat, XXIII, Jakarta Indonesia.

PT. Putera Master SP

PT. Putera Master SP

March 8th 2018:

“The hydraulic of the bow vizor was damaged in the port of Merak , when about to leave Pier I bound to Bakauheni. As a result, hundreds of passengers and vehicles were forced to disembark the ferry. The bow visor needed repairs before the ship could sail again. 116 pedestrian passengers were carried on to Bakauheni at 23.30 p.m. on the “Raja Rakata” which sailed from Pier III. The 40 vehicles were transferred onto the “Portlink III” at Pier VI.”

© Husni

© Husni ( (Merak Petroleum Base, Tanjung Sekong. Indonesia 22/04/2017)

September 2023: Current status sought?

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: PT. Putera Master SP, Fotoflite, Leo Johannes, Ken Larwood, Peter Longhurst, Bob Scott and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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