Ship Ahoy! ARC M/V Patriot

On Monday 20 November ARC M/V Patriot sailed into Fremantle Ports from Durban, leaving that same afternoon for Melbourne. Estimated arrival is 25 November.

She is the 7th in the fleet of  American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier vessels (ARC), all with fine names which for ARC reflect American values, such as Endurance, Freedom,  Honor, Independence II, Integrity, Resolve, Liberty and of course last but not least PATRIOT.

Speaking of  names, this Ro-Ro vessel was only renamed M/V Patriot (ex-Aida) in October 2016, with a naming ceremony in the Port of Baltimore, having been re-flagged to American registry March 30.

After her reflag by the Coast Guard in the Port of New York she replaced M/V Courage and has been enrolled in the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA).

M/V Patriot is among the most capable military-useful vessels in this commercial fleet, carrying helicopters, tracked vehicles, trucks and other military and heavy project cargoes.

Flag US
Year built 2006
Call Sign WAIU
AIS Vessel Type Cargo
Gross Tonnage 60942
Deadweight 22564t
Length Overall x Breadth Extreme 199m x 32.26m
IMO 9316139
LOA 199.0344m
Ramp Strength 125MT
Door Height 6.49224m
Door Width 6.97992m
Stow Area 6,736 RT3