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MV Scheldebank – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9439474

MV Scheldebank

© Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Kiel Canal, 26/07/2013)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in by Ferus Smit Leer GmbH. Leer, Germany (Yard No 382) as a Multi-purpose dry cargo ship – Heavy cargo – Container ship.

Technical Data

  • • Length: 89.78 m (overall) 84.97 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 14.00 m
    Depth: 7.50 m
    Draught: 5.95 m (Max)
    Tonnage: 2999 gross/1643 net/4539 t deadweight (Summer)
    Engines: 1 x MaK 8M25 – 4 stroke single acting 8 cylinder diesel
    Power: 2640 kW/3587 bHP
    Speed: 13.0 knots (Service)
    Capacity: 146 x 20ft containers/6.088 cbm 144 TEU
    Cargo Gear: 1 x Handling of all pontoon hatch panels by gantry crane on coaming
    Call Sign: PBJM
    MMSI Number: 244870000
    IMO Number: 9439474
    Official Number: 21579 Z 2007
    Port of Registry: Delfzijl/ The Netherlands 🇳🇱
    Sister-Ship: Skagenbank (354), Steenbank (355), Veritas (370), Gerarda (369)

Current AIS Location

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February 21st 2007: Keel laid.

July 19th 2007: Launched as SCHELDEBANK.

September 13th 2007: Delivered to Owner Bankship IV B.V.. Manager: Wagenborg Shipping B.V..

© Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Kiel Canalm 21/06/2010)

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 20/07/2017)

May 8th 2020: Collided with the canal ferry HOCHDONN on the Kiel Canal near Hochdonn in dense fog. No one was injured, but the ferry was severely damaged. 

January 12th 2024: Called 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: Marcel and Ruud Coster and Aleksi Lindström for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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