Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Lady Ariane – Past and Present

MV Lady Ariane

© Stan Muller

© Stan Muller

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2015 by Groningen Shipyards B.V, Waterhuizen, Netherlands (Yard No 157) as a General Cargo Vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 84.98¬†m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 13.35¬†m
  • Depth: 7.05 m
  • Draught: 4.90¬†m (summer)
  • Tonnage:¬†2544 gross/ net/3700.00 t deadweight
  • Engines:¬†8 – cylinder 4 – stroke single acting Caterpillar Type 3508C (170×190) diesel
  • Power: 746 kW/1015 bHP
  • Speed:¬†10.00 knots
  • Capacity:¬†182000 Cubic Feet (Grain)
  • Call Sign:¬†PDHB
  • IMO Number:¬†9760366
  • Nat. Official Number: 24006 Z 2015
  • MMSI Number: 244860278
  • Port of Registry:¬†Delfzijl / Netherlands
  • Sister Ships: Lady Adele, Lady Alexandra, Lady Alida, Lady Amelia, Lady Ami, Lady Anna, Lady Anne Beau, Lady Anne-Lynne, Lady Anneke, Lady Ariette, Lady Astrid

Current AIS Location

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© Frits Olinga  © Frits Olinga

© Frits Olinga (Waterhuizen on 19/08/2015)

© Frits Olinga  © Frits Olinga

© Frits Olinga (Waterhuizen on 20/08/2015)

August 22nd 2015: Launched.

November 3rd 2015: Trial run from Waterhuizen to Delfzijl.

© Frits Olinga  © Frits Olinga

© Frits Olinga (Delfzijl on 03/11/2015)

November 16th 2015: Delivered to Beheermaatschappij Lady Ariane B.V., Delfzijl, Netherlands. Registered Manager; Wijnne & Barends’ Cargadoors- en Agentuurkantoren B.V., Delfzijl, Netherlands.

October 30th 2017: Severely injured crew member airlifted to hospital.

Sea Rescuers have recently come to the rescue of a severely injured sailor on the North Sea

The Philippine crew member had suffered a head injury after a fall on board the “Lady Ariane” (IMO 9760366), led the German Society for the Rescue of Shipwrecked (DGzRS) from.
According to this, the case had been reported to the Bremen Rescue Organization via the Danish distress management in Aarhus.¬†The watch chiefs of the DGzRS in Bremen had then alarmed the SAR helicopter (Search and Rescue) of the German Navy on Heligoland.¬†On the way, the helicopter crew had taken on a winch from the frigate “Brandenburg” a naval doctor, which they later deposed on the multi-purpose freighter.¬†The “Lady Ariane” was at this time 90 nautical miles or more than 160 kilometers northwest of Heligoland in the German Bight, said the DGzRS on.After about half an hour on board the Dutch “Lady Ariane” doctor and patient were finally woken up by the helicopter and flown to the mainland.¬†For the sailor it was therefore in a hospital, the naval doctor in turn returned to the evening of the incident back to the “Brandenburg”.

January 3rd 2018: Lost deck cargo off Devon.

Cargo loss off Devon

‚ÄúTimber has been washed up at Westward Ho after spilling from the ‘Lady Ariane’ with district councils warning there could be more to come for North Devon¬†beaches. People have been warned not to put themselves at risk trying to salvage the wood believed to have washed overboard from the vessel on Jan 3, 2018 in storm Eleanor. The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has advised North Devon and Torridge district councils that a large number of timber pieces have already washed up at Westward Ho! after during bad weather eight tonnes of timber packets which were thought to have since broken up into individual planks were lost. The ship was able to continue with its journey from Varberg, where it sailed on Dec 28, 2017, and arrived at Newport on Jan 4 at 10.15 p.m. The Coastguard has been monitoring the drift pattern of the timber cargo and the likelihood of where it will wash up. Coastguard rescue teams have also been patrolling these areas to locate any timber. The timber will not be suitable for use as a building material as it‚Äôs been saturated with salt water. The Maritime & Coastguard Agency was continuing to work alongside the ship‚Äôs agents and the local authority.‚ÄĚ


© Juergen Braker

February 26th 2018: Due at Belfast to load large concrete castings for discharge in Dover.

March 6th 2018: Arrived in Dover.

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

🆕¬†¬© Nigel Scutt (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: Juergen Braker, Stan Muller, Trevor Kidd, Frits Olinga and Nigel Scutt (Dover for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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