© Aleksi LindströmMV Esmeralda, Past and Present

MV Esmeralda

© Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1999 by Iwagi Zosen Co., Ltd, Imabari-City, Japan (Yard No. 10) as a refrigerated cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 139.4m (between perpendiculars), 151.99m (overall)
  • Breadth of hull: 23m
  • Depth: 13m
  • Draught: 8.65m
  • Tonnage: 10,532 gross/5,406 net/10358t deadweight
  • Engines: (1) 2T – 6 cylinder Mitsubishi 6UEC60LSII diesel
  • Power: 11915kW/16189 bhp
  • Speed: 21 knots
  • Capacity: 549,326 cu.ft, 106 FEU or 212 TEU, 106 reefer plugs
  • Call Sign: A8IN8, 9HA3564
  • IMO Number: 9181170
  • Registry: Netherlands, Monrovia/Liberia, Germany, Valletta/Malta


February 21st 1999: Completed as ESMERALDA for United Reefer Carriers SA.

1999: Registered Owner; Ultima Shipholding.

2003: Registered Manager; Seatrade Groningen BV.

2006: Registered Owner; Esmeralda Schiffahrtsgesell

© Aleksi Lindström  © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström

2014: Registered Owner; Esmeralda Maritime Inc./Monrovia/Liberia. Registered manager; Triton Schiffahrts GmbH. Operator; Seatrade.

© Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström

We would like to thank: Aleksi Lindström for his assistance in producing this feature. All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for errors and omissions.

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

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