MV Eastern Bay
ex Eastern Express, Frost Express
© 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
- 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
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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
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 (Dover 09/06/2996)
© Yvon Perchoc (15/06/2006)
© 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.