© 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
  • IMO Number: 9015187
  • Registry: Nassau/ Bahamas


February 2nd 1991: Keel laid.

September 1st 1991: Completed as CHIQUITA DEUTSCHLAND.

© Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg

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.

We would like to thank: Barrie Clark, Aleksi Lindström, Willem Oldenburg and Netty for their assistance in producing this feature. All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for errors and omissions.

Any recent pictures would be appreciated

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

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