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THV Galatea – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9338591

THV Galatea

© Mike Griffiths

© Mike Griffiths (Point Lynas, 21/10/2014)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2007 by Gdansk Stoez, Remontowa, Gdansk (Yard No 1453/II) as a Buoy Tender .

Technical Data

  • Length: 84.2 m (overall) 75 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 16.5 m
  • Depth: 7.2 m
  • Draught: 4.3 m
  • Tonnage: 3672 gross/1101 net/1233t deadweight
  • Engines: 5 x Wärtsilä – 3 x 8 cyl. (8L20), 2 x 4 cyl. (4L20) diesels 3 x Wartsila 8L20 @ 1710 kVA 2 x Wartsila 4L20 @ 860 kVA
  • Stern Azimuths: 2 x Rolls Royce 1500 kW
  • Bow Thrusters: 2 x Rolls Royce 750 kW
  • Power: 5760 kW/HP
  • Speed: 12 knots (service) 17 knots (max)
  • Capacity: 30 cabins
  • Endurance: 35 days
  • Bollard Pull: 33t
  • Cranes: Liebherr Crane – 30t @ 22m (offshore) Palfinger Crane knuckle boom 1.6t @ 18.0m (offshore) Stores Crane x 2 1.45t @ 10.0m (offshore)
  • Call Sign: MRDQ7
  • MMSI Number: 235054097
  • IMO Number: 9338591
  • Port of Registry: London/UK 🇬🇧
  • Sister-Ship: NLV Pharos (1453/I)

Current AIS Location

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“THV Galatea provides aids to navigation for the safe passage of mariners, including maintenance work, buoy deployment, wreck location marking and towing. She is also able to carry out additional tasks such as hydrographic surveying and wreck finding and contract commercial work.”.

December 30th 2005: Keel Laid.  

© Stocznia Remontowa.

© Stocznia Remontowa.

July 27th 2006: Launched.   

July 16th 2007: Delivered as THV GALATEA to Corporation of the Trinity House.

©  Derek Sands

©  Derek Sands (23/07/2007)

October 17th 2007: Officially named, in the Pool of London, by HRH Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

© Fotoflite Ref 418947 © Fotoflite Ref 418948

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© Henk de Winde © Henk de Winde © Henk de Winde

© Henk de Winde (Breskens, 11/01/2023) 

© Dover Strait Shipping  © Dover Strait Shipping 

© Dover Strait Shipping  (Dover Straits, 19/06/2024)

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: Dover Strait ShippingFotoflite, Derek Griffiths, Derek Sands and Henk de Winde for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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