Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Wilson Limerick – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9617301

MV Wilson Limerick

Ex RMS Bremen

© Erwin Willemse

Wilson Limerick – © Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden 26/07/2020)

Steel single screw “Amisia design 92-063 type Ruhrtal/Rhine” motor vessel built in 2012 by Slovenske Lodenice Komarno a.s.Rolnickej Skoly 1519, 945 01 Komarno. Slovak Republic (Yard No 3802) as a Multi-purpose dry cargo ship – Equipped for carriage of containers, strengthened for heavy cargo

Technical Data

  • Length: 89.88 m (overall) 84.43 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 12.80 m
    Depth: 7.10 m
    Draught: 5.55 m
    Tonnage: 2589 gross/1386 net/3812t deadweight
    Engines: 1 x MaK 8M20C – 4 stroke 8 cylinder diesel
    Power: 1520 kW/HP
    Speed:  12.0 knots
    Capacity: Hold (grain) with grain bulk heads 4.750 m³ / 167.667 ft³ – Hold (bale) with grain bulk heads 4.636 m³ / 167.173 ft³
    Call Sign: 5BLX3
    MMSI Number: 210041000
  • IMO Number: 9617301
  • DNV id Number: G116324
    Port of Registry: Limassol/Cyprus
    Sister Ships:  Wilson Liverpool (3801), Marten (3804)

Location Data

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April 8th 2010: Contract date.

December 19th 2008: Keel laid.

September 2nd 2011: Launched.

February 2nd 2012: Completed as RMS BREMEN for Rhenus Schiffinvest GmbH & Co. KG ms “Bremen”. Manager: Hermann Lohmann Bereederungen GmbH & Co. KG

© Charlie Hill

RMS Bremen – © Charlie Hill (Courtesy of PWR)

RMS Bremen – © Aleksi Lindström (Rotterdam, 17/06/2016)

February 1st 2012: Renamed WILSON LIMERICK for Bremen Rhenus Schiffinvest. Manager: Hermann Lohmann Schiffahrts.

February 3rd 2018: Ran aground approaching Hobro in the Mariager Fjord. Re-floated by own means the same day. It was inspected by divers and allowed to resume service after the seaworthiness was confirmed. It arrived at Varberg on Feb 5.

April 7th 2018: “Having sailed from Dunkirk on Apr 5 at 11.40 p.m. and being bound to Gdansk, was disabled and adrift in the Northsea north of Norderney. The vessel was taken on tow at 3.30 p.m. by the German tug WULF 9 towards Cuxhaven. It was safely berthed at the Steubenhöft on Apr 8 around 2 a.m. and left the port again on June 15 at 2.30 a.m., headed to Gdansk.

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

Wilson Limerick – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden 26/07/2020)

September 7th 2021: Due 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: Charlie Hill (courtesy of PWR), Marcel and Ruud Coster, Aleksi Lindström and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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