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Photographer:MJ Chow [View profile]Title:NORMAN LEADERAdded:Dec 10, 2013
Captured:October 08, 2009IMO:9462067Hits:4,587
Photo Category: Ferries
A Ropax built for LD Lines. Sadly her contract was cancelled before she could set her first maiden voyage back to France, even though she was already fully completed and classed. Photo was taken during her launching on 8 Oct 2009.
Vessel Identification
Name:Nova Star
Former name(s):
- Norman Leader (Until 2014 Mar)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:27,744 tons
Summer DWT:4,145 tons
Length:161 m
Beam:26 m
Draught:6 m

Additional Information
Home port:Nassau
Class society:Bureau Veritas
Build year:2011
AIS Information
Last known position:
54°26’33.6” N, 18°39’59.4” E
Speed, course (heading):
14.3kts, 40° (40°)
Arrival:13th Jan 2019
11:00:25 UTC
Last update:
16 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 6th, 18:00:17 UTCGda Zat Gda Proby
2018 September 4th, 19:00:00 UTCGda Zat Gda
2018 July 7th, 18:00:53 UTCGda Zatoka Gda
2018 July 7th, 18:00:20 UTCGdansk
2018 March 27th, 12:00:45 UTCPl Gdansk
2018 March 27th, 12:00:03 UTCPl Gdansk
2018 February 23rd, 11:00:45 UTCGdansk
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Photo Comments (8)

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rmiller2861 on May 01, 2014 18:21 (4 years ago)
Seismech, can you tell me where you heard about the ex-Norman Leader's problems during sea trials?
MJ Chow on Apr 21, 2014 06:04 (4 years ago)
Hi seismech, just curious, how / where did you obtain this information from ? Cheers.
seismech on Apr 11, 2014 19:38 (4 years ago)
Well, she was not fully completed and classed, when LD ( Louis Dreyfus) canselled the contract. She was on a seatrial, when she nearly capsized, becaused ST marine, did not follow the original drawings. They had oversized the steel and the vessel was to " top heavy ". Surprised that someone actually buy her in the end.
Calant on Jan 05, 2014 18:52 (5 years ago)
Correct Kyle, here is the link:
MJ Chow on Dec 12, 2013 02:04 (5 years ago)
You are right, Kyle. Just came to know about it. Her current outlook ressemble "Blue Star 1".
Kyle Larabee on Dec 12, 2013 01:41 (5 years ago)
She is coming to Canada as the MV Nova Star. She is the new Yarmouth-Portland ferry.
MJ Chow on Dec 10, 2013 23:49 (5 years ago)
Waiting for new buyer.
malnik on Dec 10, 2013 22:38 (5 years ago)
Is she working? Or laidup?
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