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MV Sapienza – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9413066

MV Sapienza

Ex Prince Rupert, Megalin, Hegina, Sider Yellow, Sider White, Sorbo

© Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (Gravesend, 25/02/2015) 

Steel single screw “Yamanishi 19BC” Design motor vessel built in 2009 by Yamanishi Zosen K.K. (Ishinomaki) (Yard No 1057) as a Bulk Carrier.

Technical Data

  • Length: 139.92 m (overall) 132.48m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 25 m
  • Depth: 11.5 m
  • Draught: m
  • Tonnage: 11767 gross/ net/18917t deadweight
  • Engines: 1 x MAN-B&W/Makita 7S35MC  7-cylinder diesel
  • Power: 1060 kW/7040 bHP
  • Speed: 13 knots
  • Capacity: 23.306 cbm
  • Call Sign: 3ETX2, IBQN, 3ETX2
  • MMSI Number: 372427000
  • IMO Number: 9413066
  • Italian Register Number: 86908
  • Port of Registry: Naples/Italy , Panama
  • Sister-Ship: Sider Red (1053), Sider Black (1054), Sider Azzurro (1058)


Current AIS Location

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July 10th 2008: Building contract.

February 23rd 2009: Launched as SORBO for Monteberg Shipping S.A.

© Daniel Ferro 

© Daniel Ferro 

April 27th 2009: Delivered as SIDER WHITE for Sider Navi International

April 1st 2009: SIDER YELLOW for Sider Navi International

May 11th 2009: Owner: Jungfrau Shipping SA. Manager: Riamar Shipping Co Ltd.

December 1st 2011: HEGINA

© Wil Weijsters © Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters (Istanbul, 03/07/2014)

© Ken Smith © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (Gravesend, 25/02/2015) 

May 30th 2015: Owner: Edimburgo Shipping Inc. Manager: Akson Denizcilik TIC Ltd.

June 1st 2015: MEGALON

August 1st 2015: PRINCE RUPERT

July 27th 2017: Manager: Acific Ship Management Co Ltd.

April 1st 2023: SAPIENZA for Owner Respect Holding Ltd. Manager; Nova Marine carriers SA

September 4th 2023: Due at Dover. 


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: Daniel Ferro, Fotoflite, Ken Smith and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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