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P & O Pioneer – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9895161

MV P & O Pioneer

Ex Guangzhou 19121007

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Steel 4 x Azipod “Double-Ended” motor vessel built in 2022 by Guangzhou Shipyard International, Guangzhou, P.R. China (Yard No 19121007) as a RoPax Ferry.

Technical Data

  • Length: 230.5 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 30.8 m
  • Depth: m
  • Draught: m
  • Tonnage: 47394 gross/ net/11500t deadweight
  • Engines: 4 x Wärtsilä 16v31 Marine Diesel Engines fitted with ABB turbochargers and Wärtsilä AI technology
  • Propulsion: 4 x 7.5MW ABB DO1600 Azipods
  • Power: kW/HP
  • Speed: 20.8 knots
  • Capacity: 1500 passengers/2800 lane metres for commercial traffic/800 lane metres for cars/3600 lane metres total
  • Call Sign: 
  • MMSI Number:
  • IMO Number: 9895161
  • Official Number:
  • Port of Registry: Limassol/Cyprus
  • Sister-Ship: P & O Liberte (IMO: 9895172) (Yard Number: 19121007)

 


History

“First of a pair of double-ender ferries ordered, for P & O Ferries, at a joint cost of €260m. Designed by OSK, Denmark & Sinodane and built by GSI, Guangzhou China”.

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September 2019: Contract signed.

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October 15th 2020: First steel cut.

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December 21st 2020: Laid down.

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January 2nd 2022: Floated out.

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September 2022: Anticipated entry into service.

 


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

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