Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Fri River – Past and Present

Mv Fri River

Ex Velox, Flinterlinge, Lingedijk

© Frit Olinga

© Frit Olinga

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2000 by Tille Shipyard ,Kootsertille Holland (Yard No ) as General Cargo vessel .

Technical Data

  • Length: 91.25 m (overall) 84.99 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 13.75 m
    Depth: 6.25m
    Draught: 4.930 m (Summer) 4.827m (Winter)
    Tonnage: 2548 gross/1429 net/3331t deadweight
    Engines: Wartsila 6L26A diesel
    Power: 1950 kW/HP
    Speed:  11 knots
    Capacity: Grain: 182,600 cu.ft/ 5168 cu.m
    Call Sign: 2GUL9 (Velox), C6DR5 (Fri River)
    IMO Number: 9224104
    Official Number: 737482
    Port of Registry: Netherlands, Peel/Isle of Man, Bahamas
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June 30th 1998: Keel laid.

October 19th 2000: Delivered as LINGEDIJK for C.V.Scheepvaartsonderneming Lingdijk ( Navigia Shipping Co Ltd Groningen as manager ) Groningen Netherland.

© Capt Jan Melchers

© Capt Jan Melchers

November 1st 2005: Sold to C.V.Scheepvaartsonderneming Flinterlinge BV ( Flinter Shipping BV Groningen as manager ) Groningen Netherland. Renamed FLINTERLINGE.


© Aleksi Lindström

July 1st 2013: Sold to Atlas Navigation ( Faversham Ships Ltd East Cowes as manager ) East Cowes Isle of Wight United Kingdom. Renamed VELOX

© Derek Sands  © Derek Sands

© Derek Sands

December 1st 2017: Sold to Kopervik Shipping AS, Poland. Renamed FRI RIVER.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp

December 17th 2018: Called 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: Aleksi Lindström, Capt Jan Melchers, Frits Olinga, Derek Sands and Simonwp for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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