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MV Swedica Hav – Past and Present

IMO Number: 8605478

MV Swedica Hav

Ex Ophir, Sea Weser, Jan Meeder

© Wil Weijsters

Swedica Hav – © Wil Weijsters (New Waterway, 02/04/2016)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1986 by Schiffswerft Hugo Peters Wewelsfleth Peters & Co. GmbH. 25599 Wewelsfleth. Federal Republic of Germany (Yard No 622) as a General cargo ship – Equipped for carriage of containers – Strengthened for heavy cargo

 Technical Data

  • Length: 82.42 m (overall) 76.80 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 11.30 m
    Depth: 5.40 m
    Draught: 4.22 m
    Tonnage: 1616 gross/758 net/2272t deadweight (2170 Summer/2090 Winter)
    Engines: 1 x MWM TBD440-6K – 4 stroke 6 cylinder diesel
    Power: 646 kW/HP
    Speed: 9.5 knots
    Capacity: 80 x 20ft containers/ Grain: 2.953 m³ / 104.000 ft³ -Bales: 2.945 m³ / 103.000 ft³/Timber: 2.800 m³
    Call Sign: C6VU6
    MMSI Number: 309584000
  • IMO Number: 8605478
  • Official number: 8001265
    Port of Registry: Rendsberg/Germany 🇩🇪, Bergen/Norway 🇳🇴, Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸
  • Sister Ships: Sea Elbe (572), Ole Jensen (573) Hammaburg (576) Elbstrand (577) Vineta (579) Sindbad (580) Hansa (581) Pöseldorf (582) Pax (583) Patria (585) Sesam (586) Kiebitzberg (587) Meridian II (588) Aladin (589) Bungsberg (591) Baltica (592) Pionier (593) Ali Baba (597) Birka (599) Sabine L (601) Osterberg (602) Haithabu (604) Gudrun (606) Pero (609) Sooneck (613) Kurt Jensen (617) Truso (623)

Current AIS Location

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December 6th 1985: Keel laid.

March 26th 1986: Launched.

May 3rd 1986: Completed as JAN MEEDER for F. Gottron m.s. “Jan Meeder” Schiffahrts KG, Langstedt; KR: Interscan Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH, Hamburg.


Jan Meeder – © PWR (Goole)

1997: SEA WESER for Reederei m.s. “Weser” Kpt. Bernd Wittkowski, Seth; KR: Kpt. Bernd Wittkowski, Seth.

1999: SEA WESER for unknown owner.

© Simonwp

Sea Weser – © Simonwp (River Humber, 18/06/2000)

2001: OPHIR for Rasmus F. Shipholding A/S, Bergen; Manager;  Rasmus F. Olsens Rederi A/S, Bergen.

2001: OPHIR for Rasmus F. Shipholding A/S, Bergen; Manager: E. Müller & Co. GmbH

© Simonwp

Ophir – © Simonwp (Kiel, 01/03/2002)

© Marc Piché © Marc Piché

Ophir – © Marc Piché (Schelde River off Walsoorden, 03/05/2006)

2006: SWEDICA HAV for Rasmus F. Shipholding A/S, Bergen; Manager: Hav Ship Management A/S, Oslo, Norway.September 

Swedica Hav – © Aleksi Lindström ( Kiel Canal, 12/07/2007)

2006: SWEDICA HAV for HAV Bulk A/S, Norway. Manager: HAV Ship Management NorRus A/S

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

Swedica Hav – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 09/09/2021)

May 23rd 2022: Called 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, Aleksi Lindström, Marc Piché, PWR, Simonwp and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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