MV Caribbean Star – Past and Present

MV Caribbean Star

ex Hornsea, Caribbean Star

© Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1997 by Shikoku Dockyard, Takamatsu (Yard No 884) for Blue Star Line

Technical Data

  • Length: 144m/154m (overall), 144.60m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 24m (extreme)
  • Depth: 13.3m
  • Draught: 9.068m
  • Tonnage: 11,435 – 15,058 gross/5,901 – 7,480 net/10,350 – 10,362 deadweight
  • Engines: 2 SA 6-cylinder Mitsui Engineering (Tamano Works) diesels.
  • Power: 15600 (11473)
  • Speed: 23.1 knots (trial), 21 knots (maximum), 19 knots laden
  • Holds/Hatches: 4/4
  • Capacity: REF 15994 DRY;TEU-258,FEU-126 REF;FEU-80;CAR 531
  • Temperature compartments/zones: 16/8
  • Controlled atmosphere zones: 8
  • Call Sign: 3FTO7, A8KJ7
  • IMO Number: 9150810
  • MMSI Number: 636013068
  • Registered: Panama, Liberia
  • Sister Ships: Colombian Star, Costa Rican Star, Cote d’Ivoirian Star

Current Location

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History

January 1996: Ordered.

March 24th 1997: Keel laid.

July 3rd 1997: Launched as CARIBBEAN STAR

October 1997: Delivered at a cost of $30,000 dollars.

February 1998: Chartered to Horn-Line, Germany and renamed HORNSEA.

March 2000: Reverted to the name CARIBBEAN STAR.

2003: Registered Owner; Caribbean Shipping.

2004: Registered Owner; Star Reefers Shipowning Inc. Registered Manager; Norbulk Shipping UK Ltd

© Daniel Ferro  © Daniel Ferro

© Daniel Ferro (both)

© David Pratt

© David Pratt

© Ed Connell

© Ed Connell

September 2014: Registered Owner; SSI Shipowning I Inc. Registered Manager; Star Reefers UK Ltd.

  

© Frank Behrends


All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions found. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Frank Behrends, Ed Connell, Daniel Ferro, Henk Guddee and David Pratt for their assistance in compiling this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)


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