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MV Somerset (Ex Spaarneborg) – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9188221

MV Somerset

Ex Spaarneborg

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Rotterdam, 04/07/2023)

Steel single screw “Spaarneborg” motor vessel built in 2000 by Flender Werft AG, Lübeck, Germany (Yard No 676) as a Roll on – Roll off ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 29 m (overall) 178.4 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 25.2 m
    Depth: 15.9 m
    Draught: 7.5 m (Summer)
    Tonnage: 21005 gross/10601 net/12502t deadweight
    Engines:(1) 2T – 7 cyl Hanjung/Sulzer 7RTA52 U diesel.
    Power: 10920 kW/14847 bHP
    Speed: 18 knots
    Capacity: 12 passengers/20 ft containers – 106/ 1884 m (lane metres)/ Bale/grain: 13.059 m³
  • Call Sign: PCGE, ONIH, 9HA4234, PBCY, 9HA4234
    MMSI Number: 249412000
  • IMO Number: 9188221
  • Register Number: 01 00842 2015
  • Port of Registry: Delfzil/The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Antwerp/Belgium 🇧🇪, Valletta/Malta 🇲🇹,Hoek van Holland/The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Valletta/Malta 🇲🇹
  • Sister Ships: Schieborg (677), Slingeborg (678)

Current AIS Location

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April 14th 1999: Keel struck.

August 20th 1999: Launched.

January 3rd 2000: Delivered to Wagenborg Shipping, Delfzijl, Holland.

January 5th 2000: Cobelfret/Stora Enso services between Gothenburg – Zeebrugge.

September 2010: Services Gothenburg – Tilbury.

© Ken Smith © Ken Smith © Ken Smith 

© Ken Smith (Gravesend, 23/09/2010)

2011: Chartered to Canadian interests.

November 4th 2011: Laid up in Zeebrugge.

January 2012: Left Gothenburg for further lay up.

August 2012: Chartered to LD Lines for services Marseille – Tunis.

2013: DFDS services Marseille – Tunis.

March 15th 2013: Final day in service at Tunis.

March 5th 2013: Left Tunis.

March 30th 2013: Arrived Zeebrugge.

April 1st 2013: Services Zeebrugge – Gothenburg.

January 2015: Sold to Shiplux XII SA, Luxemburg and renamed SOMERSET.

© Hannes van Rijn

© Hannes van Rijn (Rotterdam, 05/01/2017)

© Ken Smith © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (Purfleet, 23/02/2018)

September 2018: Chartered to Stena Line initially for three years. 

September 19th 2018: Services Europoort – Harwich.

© Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Rotterdam, 15/09/2021)

© Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Rotterdam. 02/09/2022)

December 9th 2023: Charter completed and came off service at Rotterdam. Berthed in Rotterdam and replaced by STENA GOTHICA.

December 17th 2023: Left Rotterdam.

December 17th 2023: Arrived Zeebrugge and took up service Zeebrugge – Tilbury.

December 20th 2023: Services Zeebrugge – Santander – Dublin.

© Robbie Cox © Robbie Cox

🆕 © Robbie Cox (Dublin, 12/04/2024)

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: Robbie Cox, Aleksi Lindström, Hannes van Rijn,  Simonwp, Ken Smith and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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