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MV Sea Hunter – Past and Present

MV Sea Hunter

Ex Sirius P, Highland, Sirrah

© Erwin Willemse

Sea Hunter – © Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 17/05/2020)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in by ENVC – Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo, S.A. Avenida Praia do Norte 4901-851 Viana do Castelo. Portugal (Yard No 155) as a General cargo ship – Equipped for carriage of containers, Strengthened for heavy cargo

Technical Data

  • Length: 87.44 m (overall) 82.20 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 13.0 m
    Depth: 7.10 m
    Draught: 4.827 m
    Tonnage: 2443 gross/1182 net/3148t deadweight
    Engines: 1 x MAN B&W 6L28/32A – 4 stroke 6 cylinder diesel
  • Power: 1320 kW/1795bHP
    Speed: 10.3 knots (Loaded) 11.5 knots (Ballast)
  • Capacity: 153 x 20ft containers/ Grain: 4.576 m³ / 161.000 ft³
    Call Sign: DMXJ, V2MP, 8PUY
    MMSI Number: 314270000
  • IMO Number: 8914154
  • Official Number: 733524
    Port of Registry: Haren – Ems/Germany, St Johns/Antigua & Barbuda, Bridgetown/Barbados

Current AIS Location

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July 11th 1990: Keel laid.

October 13th 1990: Launched.

December 20th 1990: Completed as SIRRAH for Heinrich Schöning Schiffahrts KG. m.s, “Sirrah”

© Capt Jan Melchers

Sirrah – © Capt Jan Melchers

January 9th 1995: Renamed HIGHLAND

March 9th 1999: Renamed SIRIUS P for Phoenix Reederei GmbH & Co. KG.  MS “Sirius P” (Krey Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG).

© Ken Smith © Ken Smith

Sirius P – © Ken Smith (Gravesend 03/02/2007)

November 2007: SEA HUNTER. Registered owner; Boddingtons Shipping, ISM Manager; Torbulk Ltd., Bridgetown, Barbados.

March 2008: Operator; Gillie & Blair

Sea Hunter – © Aleksi Lindström (Rendsberg, 25/07/2015)

June 2019: Registered owner; Torbulk Ltd, Grimsby.

© Erwin Willemse

Sea Hunter – © Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 17/05/2020)

September 6th 2020: Due at Dover.

Sea Hunter – © Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping) (Dover, 07/09/2020)

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: Aleksi Lindström, Capt Jan Melchers, Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping) and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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