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MV Sea Shannon

IMO Number: 9160047

MV Sea Shannon

Ex Joriston

© Aubrey Dale

© Aubrey Dale (Dundalk, Co Louth, 23/08/2006)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1998 by Rechytsa Shipyard, Rechytsa. Belarus (Hull) Damen Shipyards Bergum B.V.. Bergum. The Netherlands. (Yard No 9983)(Completion) as a Multi-purpose general cargo ship.

 Technical Data

  • Length: 82.45 m (overall) 77.84 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 11.30 m
  • Depth: 5.12 m
  • Draught: 4.05 m
  • Tonnage: 1670 gross/834 net/2268t deadweight (Summer)
  • Engines: 1 x Stork-Wärtsilä (Kromhout 6FHD240G) 4 stroke single acting 6 cylinder diesel
  • Power: 1020 kW/1385 bHP
  • Speed: 10.0 knots
  • Capacity: 72 x 20 ft containers/Grain / Bales: 3.088 m³ / 109.050 ft³
  • Call Sign: PCEF
  • MMSI Number: 245334000
  • IMO Number: 9160047
  • Nat. Official Number: 6427 Z G 1998
  • Port of Registry: Lemmer/The Netherlands 🇳🇱


Current AIS Location

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July 1997: Launched as JORISTON.

May 1998: Completed as SEA SHANNON for C.V. Scheepvaartonderneming Joriston, Lemmer (J.J. Cramer), The Netherlands.

March 2006: Owner Shannon Shipping B.v.. Manager: Amasus Shipping B.V.. The Netherlands.

October 2nd 2009: En-route Glasgow, sailing off the south coast of England, fire broke out in the cargo 1,900 tons of grain. With Solent Coastguard standing by, fire brought under control.

© Marcel and Ruud Coster  © Marcel and Ruud Coster
© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 17/06/2020)

© Bob Scott  © Willem Oldenburg

© Bob Scott (Gravesend, 02/02/2022)(Left) © Willem Oldenburg (Ijmuiden, 18/07/2022)(Right)

March 26th 2020: “The RFA TIDEFORCE picked up a distress call from the SEA SHANNON after 11 a.m. after a crew member inhaled noxious fumes while cleaning rust in the cargo hold. The ship was bound from Teignmouth for Ghent and was running low on oxygen for treating the sailor’s injuries. The TIDEFORCE , which had been carrying out aviation training off the Devon and Dorset coasts, was only a few miles away and diverted to rendezvous with the SEA SHANNON. Once close, she sent her rescue boat to the freighter with her Medical Technician aboard. He found the sailor was in poor shape, but lucid and his injuries were not life threatening. He provided oxygen from the TIDEFORCE’s sickbay to help the victim until the Coastguard helicopter Rescue 175 from Lee-on-Solent arrived on the scene, and a paramedic was dropped off. They helped the sailor into a stretcher and got him up on to the deck before he was winched aboard the helicopter and flown to a hospital ashore, while the Med Tech returned to his tanker. The whole rescue lasted more than 2.5 hours.”.

March 22nd 2023: Provisionally due at Dover.

March 22nd 2023: Having anchored off Dover, changed destination to Rye.

April 4th 2023: Provisionally due 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: Aubrey Dale, Marcel and Ruud Coster, Willem Oldenburg and Bob Scott for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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