Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Kamelia – Past and Present

MV Kamelia

Ex New Vela, Alana

© Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Damen Shipyard Galatz, Galati. Romania(Yard No 931) as General Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 95.16m (overall) 90.25m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 13.17m
    Depth: 7.15m
    Draught: 6.19m
    Tonnage: 2999t gross/1709t net/5049t deadweight
    Engines: 1x Deutz MWM T.B.D 645 L6 diesel engine
    Power: 2200kW/2989HP
    Speed: 11.5 knots
    Capacity: 130 (Hold),104 (Deck) x 20ft containers/ 120 (Hold), 42 (Deck) x 14ft containers= 12 reefer plugs on deck – 218.796 ft³ grain/bale – excluding bulkheads
    Call Sign: V3HP, V2PG4, 9HA3170
    IMO Number: 9188958
    Port of Registry: St Johns/Antigua & Barbuda, Germany, Valletta/Malta


November 9th 1999: Completed as ALANA at Damen Shipyard, Hoogezand. The Netherlands (Yard No 773). Registered Owner; MS ‘Alana ‘ Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co Reederei KG. Registered Manager; Nordschweden Frachtiens.

© Frits Olinga   © Frits Olinga

© Frits Olinga (17/11/1999)

September 1st 2012: Renamed NEW VELA. Registered Owner & Manager; New Vela Shipping.

© Dennis Mortimer

© Dennis Mortimer (20/02/2016)

October 20th 2016: Renamed KAMELIA. Registered Owner; KS Kamelia OU. Registered Manager; Hansa Sipping OU.

© Michael Neidig

© Michael Neidig (21/05/2017)

© Gena Amfimov   © Gena Amfimov

© Gena Amfimov (20/11/2017)

November 27th 2018: Due at Dover.

© Nigel Scutt   © Nigel Scutt

🆕© Nigel Scutt (

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: Gena Amfimov, Henk Guddee, Dennis Mortimer, Frits Olinga and Nigel Scutt ( for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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