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MV Sar Fame – Past and Present

IMO Number:  9111759

MV Sar Fame

Ex Ocean Sea, Vikland, Havila Fame, Smit-Lloyd Fame

© Fabian Vornholt

© Fabian Vornholt (Kiel, 28/08/2022)

Steel twin  screw motor vessel built in 1995 by Italhai Marine Co Ltd, Bangkok (Yard No 96) as a Supply/Research/Survey  Ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 71.70 m (overall) 64.28 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 15.80 m
  • Depth: 7.01 m
  • Draught: 5.6 m
  • Tonnage: 885 gross/2959 net/ 2580t deadweight
  • Engines: 2 x  ‘Alpha-MAN-B&W’ 8L28/32 AD 8 – cylinder diesels
  • Power: kW/5380 bHP
  • Speed: 12.0 knots
  • Capacity: 
  • Call Sign: PHOS, C6UL5
  • MMSI Number: 311947000
  • IMO Number:  9111759
  • Official Number: 8000986
  • DNV id Number: 17505
  • Port of Registry: Rotterdam/ The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Nassau/The Bahamas 🇧🇸, Majuro/Marshall Islands 🇲🇭, Nassau/The Bahamas 🇧🇸

Current AIS Location

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January 1st 1991: Contract date.

May 1st 1991: Keel laid.

July 28th 1994: Launched

March 9th 1995: Delivered to Smit-Lloyd B.V as SMIT-LLOYD FAME. Operator: Smit Internationale B.V.

© Gary Markham

© Gary Markham (Aberdeen, 09/04/2001)

© Gary Markham

© Gary Markham (Aberdeen, 06/09/2002)

© Derek Longly

© Derek Longly (Aberdeen, 03/08/2003)

© Gary Markham

© Gary Markham (Gt Yarmouth, 14/09/2003)

September 1st 2004: Owner: Seacor Offshore Supply Ship.

January 1st 2005: HAVILA FAME Owner: Havila Trencher A.S. Operator: Havila Supply Ships A.S.

© Ashley Hunn

© Ashley Hunn (Gt Yarmouth)

September 1st 2008: VIKLAND Owner: Havila Trencher A.S. Operator: Vestland Marine SP

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 11/04/2012)

May 1st 2018: OCEAN SEA Owner: Ocean Sea A.S. Operator: Vestland Marine SP

June 1st 2021: SAR FAME Owner: Ocean Sea A.S. Operator: Hoyland Offshore A.S.

May 17th 2024: Arrived in 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: Marcel and Ruud Coster, Ashley Hunn, Derek Longly, Gary Markham, and Fabian Vornholt for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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