MV Swedica Hav
Ex Ophir, Sea Weser, Jan Meeder
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
- 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)
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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.
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
Ophir – © Simonwp (Kiel, 01/03/2002)
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
Swedica Hav – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 09/09/2021)
November 23rd 2021: Due at Dover.
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