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MV Scamper – Cargo from the Past

MV Bruin

ex Pietari Bruin, Amalthia, Scamper, Scamper Universal, Hilco Scamper

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1980 by Framnæs Verksted A/S, Sandefjord, Norway (Yard No 193) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 156.14 m (overall) 145.22 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 23.04 m
  • Depth: 14.81 m
  • Draught: 9.816 m
  • Tonnage: 4907 – 9065 gross/3442 – 6794 net/12475 deadweight
  • Engines: 2 SA 6-cylinder Sulzer 6RND90 (A/S Horten Verft) diesels
  • Power: 14785 kW/20100 HP
  • Fuel Consumption: 73tn per day!
  • Speed: 22 knots
  • Capacity: 4 holds. 135 TEU (Five side doors port and starboard), 135 x 20 ft containers. 15,339 m³
  • Call Sign: 3EOW, C6JC4, V4AJ
  • IMO Number: 7716531
  • Official Number: 1152 ((2-82), 716245
  • Port of Registry: Oslo/Norway, Colombo/Sri Lanka, Monrovia/Liberia, Nassau/Bahamas, Basseterre/St Kitts Nevis
  • Sister-Ships: Hilco Sprinter, Hilco Speedster, Hilco Skier
  • Near Sister-Ship: Hilco Skater


March 22nd 1979: Keel laid.

September 27th 1979: Launched

March 19th 1980: Completed for Irgens Larsen, Oslo as HILCO SCAMPER.

1981: Sold and renamed SCAMPER UNIVERSAL. Registered Manager; Kulan Corps. Ltd.

June 17th 1990: Sold and renamed SCAMPER. Registered Owner; Spartan Marine. Registered Manager; Enterprises Shipping & Trading S.A., Greece.

© Brian Fisher

© Brian Fisher (April 1991)

© Mike Jackson

© Mike Jackson (Dover)

February 2002: Sold and renamed AMALTHIA. Registered Owner; Task Shipping. Registered Manager; Target Marine S.A.

2003: Detained in Antwerp (Belgium).

© Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters (03/06/2005)

© Federico Bolognini

© Federico Bolognini (Savona 18/04/2006)

July 17th 2006: Renamed PIETARI BRUIN. Registered Owner; Passionate Seas Inc. Registered Manager; Polaris Maritime Ltd (United Kingdom).

© Gerolf Drebes (Antwerp 20/05/2007)

© Osvaldo Morales Cáceres  © Osvaldo Morales Cáceres

© Osvaldo Morales Cáceres (24/12/2007)

2010: Renamed BRUIN and sold for demolition in India. 220 $ US per ton.

July 3rd 2010: Arrived at Alang.

July 14th 2010: Beached.

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: Federico Bolognini, Osvaldo Morales Cáceres, Gerolf Drebes, Brian Fisher, Mike Jackson and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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