MV Baltic Enterprise

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

M/V Baltic Enterprise (also known as M/V Lipa) is a Ro-Ro Container ship built in Rauma Repola shipyard-Finland, delivered in March 1973 for the United Baltic Corporation. Her Dimensions are 137,50 x 22,36 x 6,64 m, dwt: 5710. She was a new type of Ro-Ro vessel, with passenger cabins, the crew had dedicated accommodation which was built to Scandinavian standards which was luxurious compared to British built ships of the time (she even had a sauna). She had two Stork Werkspoor engines of 7700 KW

On her first service she did a run between Hull and either Helsinki-Kotka or Turku-Mantyluoto on a Ro-Ro service, usually returning with paper products. In 1978, she also operated out of Felixstowe

In 1982, she was on service between Rotterdam and Hull.

In 1983 she was sold to Losinjska Plovidba, Brodarstvo from Rijeka, Croatia, the name was changed to M/V Lipa.

From 1997- feb 1999 operated by Valfracht (Malta) on the line Tilbury-Antwerp-Amsterdam-Tunis-Valletta-Tripoli-Lattakia-Beirut-Limassol-Mersin.

From 1.3.1999 on the container line between Rijeka-Ploče-Malta-Gioia Tauro, then after added calls to Bar and Koper.

Her last service was between Mrseille and Algier

In summer 2008 she was sold as scrapped metal. Alang, India, was her last port.

In Croatia she was considered one of the most legendary ships.