GEEST MERCHANT - St. John's, Antigua       Call sign - V2AK5     IMO number - 9110547
Owner - Jorg Koping Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbh & Company m.s. "Marburg" KG, Germany

Location - Photographed while she was underway off Europoort, Holland     Photograph Date - 11 February 2000
Photographer - Wim Van Noort     Added to archive - 21 Mar 2003     Last updated - 23 Mar 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - August 1994
  Keel laid - July 1994
  Launched - July 1995
  Delivered - November 1995

  (a) Marburg - Germany (11/1995)
  (b) Marburg - Antigua (11/1997)
  (c) Geest Merchant - Antigua

  As of March 2003 Geest Merchant was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Container ship
  Gross tonnage - 2,899
  Net tonnage - 1,390
  Deadweight tonnage - 3,916
  L.O.A. - 99.27 meters
  L.B.P. - 93.79 meters
  Width overall - 16.44 meters
  Width moulded - 16.20 meters
  Draught - 4.90 meters
  Depth - 6.40 meters
  Number of cargo holds - 2
  Number of hatch covers - 2
  Container capacity (total) - 340 TEU
  Container capacity (deck) - 258 TEU
  Container capacity (holds) - 82 TEU
  Reefer capacity - 40 TEU
  Also fitted to carry 40' containers
  TEU - Twenty foot Equivalent Unit

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Elewerft Boizenburg GmbH
  Country - Boizenburg, Germany
  Hull number - 228
  Engine builder - Krupp MaK Maschinenbau GmbH
  Country - Kiel, Germany
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - MaK 8M32 diesel
  Fuel - heavy oil & diesel oil
  Horsepower - 8,225 bhp or 6,050 kW
  Speed - 16 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 ? hp
  Steering gear - standard rudder

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - This section is open for all viewers to contribute any information about this ship that is known such as former owners, managers, charterers, accidents, conversions, drydockings, cargoes, voyages, sightings or ports of call etc..


** She is fitted with fixed guides in her cargo holds for carrying containers and her hull is strengthened for navigation in light ice conditions. In addition her hull has been strengthened so that she can carry heavy cargoes
** Geest Merchant is owned by Jorg Koping Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbh & Company m.s. "Marburg" KG, Germany and managed by the Jorg Kopping Shipping Company under charter to Geest


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