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Photographer:John Latter [View profile]Title:MINERVAAdded:Aug 07, 2010
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built 1991-2000
The MV Minerva Cruise Ship passing in front of Dover Castle, Inner Harbour, Kent, UK

From Copenhagen (Denmark), going to Kirkwall (Orkney Islands).

Photo taken at 4.02 pm on Wednesday, 28th of July, 2010, from the Admiralty Pier Turret.

Ex-Okean, Saga Pearl, Explorer II, and Alexander von Humboldt.

Dominating the skyline are the 12th Century Norman Keep, or "Great Tower", of Dover Castle, the Saxon church of St Mary-in-Castro, and the Roman Pharos (a lighthouse/watchtower).

Ship's details (1) (2):

Name: MS Minerva
Operator: Swan Hellenic
Port of registry: Bahamas The Bahamas
In service: April 29, 1996
Status: In service
Tonnage: 12,500 GT
Length: 436 ft (133 m)
Beam: 66.5 ft (20.3 m)
Draught: 18.9 ft (5.8 m)
Decks: 6 (passenger decks)
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Capacity: 350 passengers
Crew: 160
Call Sign: SMGH
IMO: 9144196
MMSI: 309477000

More info on the original The MV Minerva Cruise Ship passing in front of Dover Castle, Western Docks webpage.

John Latter / Jorolat

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Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Explorer Ii (Until 2008 Mar)
- Alexander Von Humboldt (Until 2007 Nov)
- Explorer Ii (Until 2006 Jun)
- Alexander Von Humboldt (Until 2006 Jan)
- Explorer Ii (Until 2005 Mar)
- Saga Pearl (Until 2005 Feb)
- Explorer Ii (Until 2004 May)
- Saga Pearl (Until 2003 Nov)
- Minerva (Until 2003 May)
- Okean (Until 1996)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:12,892 tons
Summer DWT:1,962 tons
Length:135 m
Beam:20 m
Draught:6 m

Additional Information
Home port:Nassau
Class society:Registro Italiano Navale
Build year:1989
AIS Information
Last known position:
38°2’16.6” N, 23°30’16.55” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 0° (257°)
Arrival:28th Mar 2021
15:00:18 UTC
Last update:
44 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 November 24th, 13:15:53 UTCElefsis
2017 August 30th, 00:00:56 UTCBremerhaven
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