MV Sea Ruby
Ex Union Ruby, Hoo Larch
Sea Ruby – © Wil Weijsters (New Waterway, 03/03/2011)
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1992 by Yorkshire Dry Dock Co. Ltd, Hull (Yard No 327) as a Multi-purpose dry cargo ship – Fitted for the carriage of hazardous cargo.
- Length: 77.80 m (overall) 72.3 m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth: 11.0 m
Depth: 5.10 m
Draught: 4.02 m
Tonnage: 1382 gross/794 net/2225t deadweight (Summer)
Engines: 2 x Cummins KTA-19-M – 4 stroke 6cylinder diesels
Power: 746kW/1014 bHP
Speed: 8.5 knots (Laden), 9.0 knots (Ballast)
Capacity: Bales: 2.810 m³ / 99.517 ft³/ Grain: 2.921 m³ / 103.119 ft³
- Call Sign: MQDH6, ZCIX8, 8PAU2
MMSI Number: 314498000
- IMO Number: 9006447
Port of Registry: London/UK, George Town/Cayman Islands, Bridgetown/Barbados
Sister Ships: Hoo Falcon, Eagle, Sea Kestrel
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January 14th 1992: Keel laid.
July 7th 1992: Launched.
November 1st 1992: Completed as HOO LARCH for J L Jacobs PLC. Manager;R Laphorn & Co.
Hoo Larch – © Capt Jan Melchers
July 15th 2003: Renamed UNION RUBY for Bue Marine Ltd. Manager: Union Transport Group.
Union Ruby – © Dennis Farrar (Courtesy of PWR)(Goole, 06/08/2003)
Union Ruby – © Ted Ingham (Erith Oil Mills, 2004)
September 2004: Renamed SEA RUBY for Boddingtons Shipping Ltd. Blackbird House Little Bardfield, Braintree, United Kingdom.
Sea Ruby – © Ken Smith (Gravesend, 19/03/2006)
Sea Ruby – © Wil Weijsters (Rotterdam, 14/05/2007)
Sea Ruby – © Wil Weijsters (New Waterway, 11/10/2008)
December 3rd 2020: “En route” from Antwerp to Teesport, suffered a defective aqua master resulting in an engine failure in position 54 36 24 N, 001 09 48 W, on the river Tees. Assistance was provided by Tees Harbour tugs, and she was berthed in Teesport.
September 7th 2017: Registered Owner; GT Gillie & Blair, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Manager: Torbulk Ltd
August 3rd2021: Called at Dover.
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