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MV Ventura – Past and Present

IMO Number:  9195731

MV Ventura

Ex Lady Gul, Hohegrund, Sandra

© Marcel and Ruud Coster

Ventura – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 05/02/2022)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2001 by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries SA.. Mangalia, Romania (Yard No 369)(Hull) Damen Shipyard Bergum, Bergum. The Netherlands. (Yard No 1015) (Completion) as a General cargo (single deck) – Container – Strengthened

 Technical Data

  • Length: 88.78 m (overall) 84.99 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 12.50 m
    Depth: 7.0 m
    Draught: 5.42 m (Summer)
    Tonnage: 2545 gross/1460 net/3812t deadweight
    Engines: 1 x 4SA 8-cylinder MaK-Caterpillar 8M20C diesel
    Power: 1520 kW/HP
    Speed:  11.0 knots (Service) 13 knots (Max)
    Capacity: 193 x 20 ft containers/5.320 m³ / 184.702,68 ft³
    Call Sign: PJNN, V2FP2, 3EDD4, MCPH8
    MMSI Number: 232013925
  • IMO Number: 9195731
    Port of Registry: Willemstad/ The Netherlands Antilles , Wullenstad/Cuacao , St John’s/Antigua and Barbuda. PanamaCity/Panama , Faversham/United Kingdom
    Sister Ships: Ammon (Damen 9351)

Current AIS Location

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June 9th 1998: Keel laid.

August 15th 2000: Launched.

February 7th 2001: Delivered as SANDRA to m.s. Sandra Schiffahrtsgesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. Reederei K.G., Haren/Ems – Germany, Manager: Intersee Schiffahrtsgesellschaft m.b.H. & Co K.G., Haren/Ems – German Federal Republic

Sandra – © Marcus S (Kiel, 19/04/2007)

2010 – 2012: Manager: Rass Schiffahrt G.m.b.H. & Co. K.G., Bramstedt – Germany

Sandra – © Aleksi Lindström (Rendsburg, 07/08/2010)

May 2011: HOHEGRUND for m.s. Sandra Schiffahrtsgesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. Reederei K.G., Haren/Ems – Germany

Hohegrund – © Aleksi Lindström (Rendsburg, 17/06/2012)

August 2012 – 2018: LADY GUL for Messenger Holding S.A., Istanbul – Turkey.

2012 – 2013: Manager: Munamar Denizcilik Ticaret Ltd., Istanbul – Turkey

2013 – 2018: Manager: GN Group Panama (Istanbul), Istanbul – Turkey.

© Emmanuel L

Lady Gul – © Emmanuel L (Valetta, 25/04/2017)

2018: VENTURA for Faversham Ships Ltd. 5 Ferry Road, East Cowes. Isle of Wight, PO32 6RA. United Kingdom. Manager: Faversham Ships

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

Ventura – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 25/03/2022)

March 31st 2022: Called at Dover.

Ventura – © Dover Strait Shipping (Dover, 31/03/2022)

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, Dover Strait Shipping, Emmanuel L, Aleksi Lindström and Marcus S for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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