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MV Shetland Trader – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9030486

MV Shetland Trader

Ex Lass Mars, Mars

© Marcel and Ruud Coster

Shetland Trader – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 31/02/2015)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1992 by Rosslauer Shipyard Elbe (Yard No 233) as a General Cargo Ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 74.94 m (overall) 70.47 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 11.40 m
    Depth: 5.6 m
    Draught: 4.352 m (Summer) 4.2 (Winter)
    Tonnage: 1512 gross/ net/t deadweight
    Engines: 2 x Cummins KTA19m diesels
    Power: 1194 kW/1623 bHP
    Speed: 10.2 knots (Max) 9.0 knots (Service)
  • Capacity: Grain: 90,543 Bale: 90,543
  • Call Sign: DQFK, 8PUM
    MMSI Number: 314257000
  • IMO Number: 9030486
  • Official Number: 733513
  • RI Number: 100549
  • Port of Registry: Rostock/Germany, Bridgetown/Barbados
    Sister Ships: Sun (231), Lass Moon (232), Lass Uranus (234), Lass Neptune (235), Lass Saturn (236)

Location Data

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October 1st 1991: Keel laid.

December 23rd 1991: Launched as MARS.

July 1st 1992: Completed as LASS MARS for S.K.R Küstenmotorshiff – Reederi GmbH & Co KG (H.H Wübbe Nachfogel GmbH Hamburg as manager ) Rostock Germany.

© Mike Griffiths

Lass Mars – © Mike Griffiths (Rozenburg, 1992)

© Gerolf Drebes © Hans Deijs

Lass Mars – © Gerolf Drebes (Cuxhaven, 06/09/2006)(Left) © Hans Deijs (Antwerp, 2006) (Right)

August 12th 2007: SHETLAND TRADER for Owner/Manager; Faversham Ships Ltd.

© Trevor Kidd © Trevor Kidd

Shetland Trader – © Trevor Kidd (Belfast, 08/02/2008)(Left)(Belfast, 12/10/2008)(Right)

February 26th 2014: Detained at Northfleet, Kent, UK.. Summary: ten deficiencies with one ground for detention.

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

Shetland Trader – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 10/05/2018)

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

Shetland Trader – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 26/10/2020)

October 28th 2021: 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: Marcel and Ruud Coster, Hans Deijs, Gerolf Drebes, Mike Griffiths and Trevor Kidd for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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