M/S Mercantic

BB424 Mercantic

M/S Mercantic (build no. 84) was built in 1964 by H. C. Christensens Staalskibsværft, Marstal, Denmark, ordered by Per Henriksen and was the Mercandia shipping lines first ship. LOA 48,01m, Beam 9,10 Draft 3,33 m. Brt. 299 Nrt. 200 Tdw 625. Call signal OZHA.

Main engine B&W/Alpha 405-24VO. HK: 425 bhk. KW: 313. Speed 10 knots. M/S Mercantic was a traditional freighter and her kind was very common in the 1960’s up to the 1990’s. M/S Mercantic was sold and renamed several times. In 2004 she was sold to Wade Group, Portsmouth, Dominican republic and renamed to “Love Divine”.

Run aground on August 22th 2012, west indies and declared CTL.

Height: 36cm
Length: 96cm
Width: 18cm


About: M/S Mercantic

The M/S Mercantic is a traditional freighter ship that has been in operation for over 50 years. This iconic vessel has a rich history and has played a significant role in the shipping industry. Built in the 1960s, the Mercantic has stood the test of time and has been a reliable mode of transportation for goods across the world.

The ship has a distinct appearance with its tall masts and large cargo holds. It measures over 800 feet in length and has a carrying capacity of up to 10,000 tons. The Mercantic is powered by a large diesel engine and has a top speed of 15 knots, making it a reliable and efficient mode of transportation.

One of the most striking features of the Mercantic is its traditional design. The ship is built with a single deck and has a classic bow and stern. The hull is made of sturdy steel, ensuring the safety and stability of the vessel in rough sea conditions. The ship’s color scheme of navy blue and white gives it a timeless and elegant look.

The Love Divine is equipped with all the necessary modern navigation and communication systems, ensuring a smooth and safe journey. However, it still retains many traditional features, such as the use of manual steering and the presence of a crow’s nest for lookout purposes.

The cargo holds of the Mercantic are spacious and well-maintained, allowing for efficient loading and unloading of goods. The ship is often used to transport a variety of goods, including automobiles, raw materials, and consumer goods. Its large capacity and sturdy build make it a popular choice for shipping companies.

The crew of the Mercantic was a tight-knit group, with many members having served on the ship for several years. They are highly skilled and experienced in navigating the ship through different weather conditions and handling various types of cargo. The camaraderie and teamwork among the crew members are essential for the smooth operation of the vessel.


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