Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Kertu -Past and Present

MV Kertu

Ex Frida

© Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 15/062018)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2005 by Rousse Shipyard, Rousse, Bulgaria (Yard No 872) as General Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 100.71 m (overall) 95.39 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 15.20 m
    Depth: 7.30 m
    Draught: 5.88 m
    Tonnage: 3610 gross/1783 net/5164 deadweight
    Engines: 4T 8-cylinder MAK 8M25 diesel
    Power: 2400 kW/HP
    Speed: 11 knots
    Capacity: 2 hatches, 100.72×15.20×7.30 m TEU 267
    Call Sign: V2BH8, 9HA4046
    IMO Number: 9344368
    Port of Registry: Germany, Antigua & Barbuda, Estonia, Germany, Valletta/Malta
    Sister ship: Anna, Celia, Greta, Ida, Luca, Martha, Sonja


March 22nd 2004: Contract signed.

December 17th 2004: Keel laid.

July 25th 2005: Delivered to Frida Schiffahrtsgesellschaft as FRIDA.

© Marc Piché  © Marc Piché

© Marc Piché (Terneuzen, 11/05/2006)

©  Henk Guddee

©  Henk Guddee

July 2015: Sold to HS Hertu OU and renamed KERTU. Registered manager; Hansa Shipping OU.

© Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 14/08/2014)

© Ken Smith   © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (Gravesend, UK. 01/11/2017)

November 15th 2018: Called at Dover.

December 27th 2018: Called at Dover.

© Nigel Scutt   © Nigel Scutt

© Nigel Scutt   © Nigel Scutt

🆕© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)

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: Henk Guddee, Marc Piché, Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping), Ken Smith and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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