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MV Timca – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9307358

MV Timca

© Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 21/05/2023) 

Steel twin screw “B-201-11 Timca” motor vessel built in 2006 by Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa Sp. z o.o.. Szczecin (Stettin). Poland (Yard No B201/11/01) as a Roll-On/Roll-Off carrier.

Technical Data

  • Length: 205 m (overall) 190 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 25.85 m
  • Depth: 15,65 m
  • Draught: 8.50 m (Max)
  • Tonnage: 28301 gross/8486 net/18250t deadweight (Summer)
  • Engines: 2 x Wärtsilä 12V46C – 4 stroke single acting 12 cylinder diesels
  • Power: 25215kW/34262bHP
  • Speed: 22.0 knots (Max)
  • Capacity: 12 passengers/660 x 20ft containers/20 Reefers/2800 lane metres
  • Call Sign: PHFL
  • MMSI Number: 246521000
  • IMO Number: 9307358
  • BV Register Number: 42120K
  • Port of Registry: Amsterdam/ The Netherlands 🇳🇱
  • Sister-Ship: Kraftca (B201/11/02), Genca (B201/11/03), Trica (B201/11/04), Pulpca (B201/11/05), Plyca (B201/11/06), Steelca, Woodca

Current AIS Location

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April 20th 2005: Keel laid.

February 11th 2006: Launched.

Andreas Wörteler Collection Andreas Wörteler Collection

Andreas Wörteler Collection (30/06/2006)

July 7th 2006: Completed as TIMCA for Owner: C.V. Scheepvaartonderneming Timca, Amsterdam. The Netherlands.

© Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Hanko, 19/07/2006)

July 12th 2006: Delivered and left Poland for Antwerp.

July 15th 2006: Transfennica services Antwerp – Hamina – Hanko – Antwerp.

August 23rd 2006: Christened in Helsinki.

October 2007: Services Rauma – Baltimore (U.S.A.).

February 2016: Owner: Rederij Timca, (c/o Spliethoff’s Bevrachtingskantoor BV).. Manager: Spliethoff´s Bevrachtingskantoor B.V.. Operator: Transfennica Ltd.

© Pieter Inpyn © Pieter Inpyn

© Pieter Inpyn (Terneuzen, 28/07/2020)

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 13/01/2021)

February 16th 2021:

“Grounded on the Rauma 12 M channel on the northern side of Rihtniemi. During a turn, the vessel drifted outside the fairway area and over the shallows located there. The bottom, propellers and rudders  were damaged. In addition, the vessel sustained several leaks in different compartments. The vessel maintained its manoeuvrability, and the leak was brought under control with the vessel’s own pumps. After the incident, the master piloted the vessel to the Port of Rauma”.

June 13th  2022 –  May 7th  2023: Made 10 port calls at U.S. ports.

June 2023: Services Antwerp – Hamina – Kotka – Hanko – Antwerp – Tilbury.

 © Fotoflite Image Ref 344150 © Fotoflite Image Ref 344152

🆕 © Fotoflite

February 22nd 2024: Came off service at Antwerp and sailed to Cherbourg.

February 23rd 2024: Arrived Cherbourg.

February 24rd 2024: Left Cherbourg for trials at Holyhead and short term “freight only” charter to Irish Ferries (relief for OSCAR WILDE) Holyhead – Dublin.

February 24th 2024: Arrived Dublin Anchorage.

February 25th 2024: Inaugural sailing Dublin – Holyhead.

© Luke Wilson

🆕 © Luke Wilson (Dublin, 03/03/2024)

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: Marcel and Ruud Coster, Fotoflite, Pieter Inpyn, Aleksi Lindström, Luke Wilson and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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