MV Target

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Target p1 03-05-08.jpg
MV Target carrying an unnamed load.
History
Norwegian Merchant Navy EnsignNorway
Name:
  • MV Jahre Target
  • 1993 Nord-Jahre Target
  • 2000 Crude Target
  • 2003 Genmar Centaur
  • 2004 Front Target
Owner: initially Park Venture Co.
Builder: Brodosplit, Split, Croatia
Yard number: 361
Launched: 29 July 1989
Completed: February 1990
Homeport: Sandefjord
Fate: sold 2007
Flag of the Netherlands Antilles (1986-2010).svgNetherlands Antilles
Name: MV Target
Operator: Dockwise flag.svg Dockwise
Completed: 24 December 2007
Homeport: Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
Identification:
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: semi-submersible heavy-load carrier
Tonnage:
  •  142031 tons deadweight (DWT)
  • 2007 reduced to 53806
Length:
  • 269 m (882 ft 7 in)
  • 2007 shortened to 216.9 m (711 ft 7 in)
Beam: 44.5 m (146 ft 0 in)
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)

MV Target is a semi-submersible heavy transport ship.

History[edit]

Built in 1990 as a tanker, MV Jahre Target,[3] MV Target is the second of six single hull tankers to be converted into heavy lift vessels. After completing submerging and sea trials, the former sealift vessel was delivered to the new owners, Dockwise on 24 December 2007.[4]

Design[edit]

MV Target was converted at the COSCO shipyard in Nantong, China. A new midsection was fitted to the bow and aft sections of the single-hull tanker. She has a carrying capacity in excess of 35,000 tons and an unobstructed deck area measuring 44.5 m x 130 m.

Service[edit]

MV Target is designed to transport complex, high-value cargo, including semi-submersible and jack-up drilling units, as well as offshore structures. She is managed by Anglo-Eastern Ship Management who provide technical and crew management.

In 2009, MV Target transported the Royal Navy ice-strengthened survey ship, HMS Endurance from the Falkland Islands to Portsmouth.[5]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ships and Harbours Photos". Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Target". Marine Traffic. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "8617938". Miramar Ship Index. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "MV Target". Dockwise. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Falkland Islands Adventure for Dockwise" (PDF). Dockwise. 11 February 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2009.