DOCK EXPRESS 12 - Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles       Call sign - PBBV     IMO number - 7716529     Owner - Dock Express Shipping, Netherlands

Location - Underway possibly off Holland     Photograph Date - 1990 ?    
Photographer - Unknown (Willem VanMaanen collection)    Added to archive - 10 Feb 2003    Last updated - 14 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid - September 1978
  Launched - April 1979
  Delivered - June 1979

  (a) Dock Express 12 - Netherlands (1987)
  (b) Dock Express 12 - Netherlands Antilles (1994)
  (c) Dock Express 12 - Antigua (1998)
  (d) Dock Express 12 - Netherlands Antilles (2001)
  (e) Dock Express 12 - Netherlands

  Still operational as of Feb 2003

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Ro-Ro/Heavy load carrier & dock ship
  Gross tonnage - 13,110
  Net tonnage - 2,173
  Deadweight tonnage - 12,998
  L.O.A. - 159.49 m
  L.B.P. - 117.20 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 - 968
  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 owners from 1978 until 1987 were listed as Dock Express B.V., Netherlands
* From 1987 to the early 1990s they were listed as Dock Express Shipping, Netherlands with Van Ommeren, Netherlands as manager
* Her owners from then until 1994 were listed as VanOmmeren, Netherlands (Dockwise NV, Belgium - manager)
* Since 1994 Heavy Transport Group has owned the ship and she has been managed by Dockwise NV later Dockwise Shipping BV, Netherlands
* Heavy Transport Group NV was formed in the mid 1990s by the merger of Wijsmuller Heavy Transport and Dock Express

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information provided by - Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada     Frans Sanderse - Holland

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