MV Costa Rican Star
ex Hornwind, Costa Rican Star
© Gerolf Drebes
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1998 by Shikoku Dockyard, Takamatsu (Yard No 885) for Blue Star Line
- Length: 144m/154m (overall)
- 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 diesels.
- Power: 15806 bhp (11633 kW)
- Speed: 23.1 knots (trial), 21 knots (maximum), 19 knots laden
- Holds/Hatches: 4/4
- Capacity: REF 15982 DRY;TEU-258,FEU-126 REF;FEU-80;CAR 531
- Temperature compartments/zones: 16/8
- Controlled atmosphere zones: 8
- Call Sign: 3FDD8, A8KK4
- IMO Number: 9150822
- MMSI Number: 636013073
- Registry: Panama/ Liberia
- Sister Ships: Caribbean Star, Colombian Star, Cote d’Ivoirian Star
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July 3rd 1997: Keel laid.
Star Reefers (C Class GA Plan)
October 17th 1997: “C” Class vessel launched as COSTA RICAN STAR for Betelgeuse Shg. Corp. S.A., Panama.
January 22nd 1998: Completed for Unique Shipping (Canada) Inc. (Unique Shipping Agencies Ltd.).
1998: Chartered to Horn-Line, Germany and renamed HORNWIND.
December 1st 2002: Renamed COSTA RICAN STAR.
2003: Registered Owner; Caribbean Shg.Inc. Panama. Registered Manager: Fleet Management, Hong Kong.
2004: Registered Owner; Star Reefers Shipowning Inc.
2005: Registered Owner: Star Reefers, Gdynia. Poland.
2008: Registered Manager; Norbulk Shg.UK. Ltd.
© Tim Becker
2011: Registered Manager; Star Reefers UK Ltd.
© David Pratt
2013: Lengthened at Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Yard, China.
November 2013: Re-delivered to Star Reefers.
November 27th 2013: Collided with Chinese cargo vessel DE QIN 88 on Qingdao Road. Collision was caused by a bad weather. Reefer’s anchor dragged, vessel drifted towards Chinese vessel and hit it by stern. Both vessels suffered damages, Chinese vessel reportedly lost anchor.
September 2014: Registered Owner; SSI Shipowning I Inc. Registered Manager; Star Reefers UK Ltd.
© Aleksi Lindström
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