DOCK EXPRESS 10 - Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles        Call sign - PBBT     IMO number - 7716476     Owner - Heavy Transport Group, Netherlands

Location - Underway possibly in Holland's New Waterway     Photograph Date - August 1996    
Photographer - Unknown (Willem VanMaanen collection)    Added to archive - 10 Feb 2003     Last updated - 14 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid - February 1978
  Launched - September 1978
  Delivered - February 1979

  (a) Dock Express 10 - Holland (1987)
  (b) Dock Express France - France (1994)
  (c) Dock Express 10 - Netherlands

  Still operational as of Feb 2003

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Ro-Ro/Heavy load carrier & dock ship
  Gross tonnage - 13,110
  Net tonnage - 3,933
  Deadweight tonnage - 12,928
  L.O.A. - 169.52 m
  L.B.P. - 133.48 m
  Width overall - 26.83 m
  Width moulded - 24.21 m
  Draught - 8.88 m
  Depth - 15.02 m

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Verolme Scheepswerf Heusden B.V.
  Country - Heusden, Netherlands
  Hull number - 966
  Engine builder - Stork Werkspoor Diesel B.V., Amsterdam
  Number of engines - 2
  Engine types - Werkspoor 6TM410 diesels
  Horsepower - 8,500
  Speed - 16 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - Bow thruster ? hp

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, managers, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* Her owner from 1979 to ? Dock Express B.V., Netherlands
* Her owner from ? to 1994 was Soflumar Van Ommeren, France (Dock Express Shipping, Netherlands - manager)
* Owners from 1994 until the day this picture was posted is Heavy Transport Group NV, Netherlands and the ship has been managed by Dockwise Shipping NV, Belgium
* Dockwise Shipping BV (Formerly Dockwise NV) was formed by the merger of Wijsmuller Heavy Transport and Dock Express BV in the early 1990s

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society

Additional contributiors - Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada     Frans Sanderse - Holland

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