Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Fri Lake – Past and Present

MV Fri Lake

Ex Helena

© Robert Fournier

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Damen Shipyards, Bergum (Yard No 9366) and Faewoo Mangalia Heavy Inds. S.A., Mangalia, Romania. (Hull No 1009) as General Cargo Ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 89.40 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 12.50 m
    Depth: 6.50 m
    Draught: 5.22 m (max summer)
    Tonnage: 2218 gross/1178 net/3653 deadweight
    Engines: Deutz SB6M628 diesel
    Power: 1235 kW/HP
    Speed: 10 knots
    Capacity: 3500 mt (summer/3400 mts (winter), 154 TEU (78/75 Hold/Deck)
    Call Sign: PCHZ, C6VU2,
    IMO Number: 9195664
    Official Number:
    Port of Registry: Rotterdam/Netherlands, Antigua and Barbuda, Nassau/Bahamas
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1999: Launched as HELENA to Intersee Schiffahrtsges , Norway. Manager: Transship, Netherlands.

2006: To Kopervik Ship Invest AS. Manager: Kopervik Ship Management AS. Renamed FRI LAKE.


© Aleksi Lindström

May 2nd 2019: Called at Dover

© Nigel Scutt  © Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping (Facebook))

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: Robert Fournier, Aleksi Lindström and Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping (Facebook)) for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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