MV Eastern Bay – Past and Present

MV Eastern Bay

ex Eastern Express, Frost Express

© Fernando Montes

© Fernando Montes

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1997 by Kitanihon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (Yard No. 306), for Saito Shipping as a refrigerated cargo vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 143.00m (overall), 134.740m (Registered)
  • Breadth of hull: 22.00m
  • Depth: 13.1m
  • Draught: 8.29m
  • Tonnage: 8,917 gross /4,366 net /9,638 deadweight
  • Engines: 1 2T SA 7-cylinder Akasaka diesels
  • Power: 13081 hp/ 9,627kW
  • Speed: 22.3 knots (trial), 19.5 knots (sea speed)
  • Capacity: REF 14,819 Dry; TEU-42, FEU-93
  • Call Sign: 3FDN7 (1997), A8IO9 (2005)
  • IMO Number: 9143752
  • MMSI Number: 636091013
  • Registry: Panama (1997), Monrovia (2005)
  • Sister Ship: Southern Express

Current Location

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February 1997: Launched.

March 1997: Completed as FROST EXPRESS.

1997: Delivered as EASTERN EXPRESS. Registered Owner; East Stork Marina SA, Panama, Registered Manager; Saito Shipping Co.. Ltd.., Fukuoka.

© Fernando Montes

© Fernando Montes

April 15th 2002: Registered Manager; Univan Shipmanagement Ltd., Hong Kong,.

September 1st 2004: Sold to Eastern Express BV, Panama. Registyered Manager; Univan Ship Management Ltd., Hong Kong Vroon BV,

July 19th 2005: In Service Registered owner: Eastern Bay Shipping Co SA Address: 200, Laan Corpus den Hoorn, Groningen Netherlands. Ship manager: Seatrade Groningen BV Address: 200, Laan Corpus den Hoorn, Groningen Netherlands. Renamed EASTERN BAY.

© Nigel Thornton  © Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton (Dover 09/06/2996)

© Yvon Perchoc

© Yvon Perchoc (15/06/2006)

© Gerolf Drebes   © Gerolf Drebes

© Gerolf Drebes (03/10/2012)

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: Gerolf Drebes, Fernando Montes and Yvon Perchoc for their assistance in compiling this feature.

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

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