MV Black Marlin


MV Black Marlin is a semisubmersible heavy-lift ship operated by Dockwise of the Netherlands. Black Marlin and her sister ship MV Blue Marlin comprise the Marlin class of heavy lift ship.

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NameBlack Marlin
OwnerDockwise flag.svg Dockwise Limited
OperatorDockwise flag.svg Dockwise Limited
Builder CSBC Corporation (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
Launched30 July 1999
Completed15 October 1999
General characteristics
Class and typeA1 General Cargo Carrier E0 DK(+) PWDK TMON
Tonnage56,500 DWT
Length217.8 m (715 ft)
Beam42 m (138 ft)
Draught23.3 m (76 ft)
Depth13.3 m (44 ft)
Installed power12,621 kW
PropulsionMAN B&W 8S50MC-C
Speed14.5 knots


Black Marlin was built at CSBC Corporation, Taiwan’s Kaohsiung shipyard for Offshore Heavy Transport ASA.[1] She was launched in 1999.[2] She was delivered on November, 18, 1999.[3] As of 2019, she was sailing under the flag of Malta.[4]


  1. ^ Leduc, Martin. "The Cole heavy lift". Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  2. ^ "BLACK MARLIN". Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Black Marlin". CSBC. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  4. ^ "BLACK MARLIN". Vessel Finder. Retrieved 28 May 2019.