© Willem OldenburgMV Hellas Reefer – Past and Present

MV Hellas Reefer

ex Chiquita Deutschland

© Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1991 by Danyard A/S. Frederikshavn. Denmark (Yard No. 706) as a refrigerated/cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 158.13m (overall), 145.00m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of hull: 24.40m
  • Depth: 15.70m
  • Draught: 10.02m
  • Tonnage: 13,049 gross/5,353 net/13,049 deadweight
  • Engines: 1 x B & W – 8-cylinder diesel
  • Power: 19810bhp/14571kW
  • Speed: 20 knots (max)
  • Capacity: 4 x hold 644,833 cu ft, 7,565 sq m
  • Cranes: 3
  • Reefer plugs: 147
  • Crew: 23
  • Call Sign: C6KD8
  • MMSI Number: 308090000
  • IMO Number: 9015187
  • Registry: Nassau/ Bahamas


Current Location

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History

February 2nd 1991: Keel laid.

September 1st 1991: Completed as CHIQUITA DEUTSCHLAND.

© Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg

2005: CHIQUITA SCHWEIZ, CHIQUITA BELGIE, CHIQUITA DEUTSCHLAND, CHIQUITA NEDERLAND sold en-bloc. All 4 for $59.70m to US buyers Great White Fleet.

2007:

  • -‘CHIQUITA NEDERLAND’ 13,958tdw Blt 11/91 Danyard Frederikshavn, Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA BELGIE’ 13,930 tdw Blt 02/92 Danyard Frederikshavn, Den M/E B&W 331 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA SCANDINAVIA’ 13,930 tdw Blt 11/92 Danyard Frederikshavn, Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
  • – CHIQUITA ITALIA’ 13,930 tdw Blt 08/92 Danyard Frederikshavn, Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
  • ‘- CHIQUITA DEUTSCHLAND’ 13,930 tdw Blt 09/91 Danyard Frederikshavn, Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA SCHWEIZ’ 13,910tdw Blt 05/92 Danyard Frederikshavn, Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA BREMEN’ 12,890 tdw Blt 10/92 Schichau Seebeckwerft, Geu M/E B&W 290 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA ROSTOCK’ 12,850 tdw Blt 03/93 Schichau Seebeckwerft, Geu M/E B&W 290 TEUs
  • – Sold En Bloc To Chartworld at $227 mil USD. Registered Manager; Diamond Shipmanagement NV.

2007: Registered Owner; Deutschland Shipping Corp. Registered Manager; Diamond Ship Management.

© Netty  © Netty

© Netty

 

© Aleksi Lindström

July 2014: Manager; Seatrade Groningen. Renamed HELLAS REEFER.

© Barrie Clark  © Barrie Clark

© Barrie Clark

June 9th 2017: Arrived for lay up near King Harry Ferry on the River Fal.


All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Barrie Clark, Aleksi Lindström, Willem Oldenburg and Netty for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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