© Mike JacksonMV Morillo – Cargo from the Past

MV Morillo

© Mike Jackson

© Mike Jackson (Dover)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1971 by A/S Bergens M/V, Verksteder, Norway (Yard No 649) as a General/Refrigerated Cargo Ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 155.8m (overall) 143.69m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 21.37m
  • Depth: 12.70m
  • Draught: 8.560/9.178m
  • Tonnage: 6,921/9,697 gross/3,976/5,764 net/94120/10800 deadweight
  • Engines: 2SA 9-cylinder B & W diesel.
  • Power: 12798 kW/17,400HP
  • Speed:  22.0 knots
  • Capacity: 5 holds, 465.817 cbft
  • Call Sign: DGMX, HPGU, DVGJ, E5U2128
  • IMO Number: 7105031
  • Official Number: 8598-HA-F
  • Port of Registry: Hamburg/Germany, Manilla/Philippines, Cook Islands
  • Sister-Ships: Cherry, Orange, Maranga, Cantaloup, Tangelo


March 29th 1971: Launched

July 1971: Completed for Maritime Fruit Carriers/Morillo Shipping Ltd.

@ 1978: Registered Owners; F.M Caribic Frigomaris, Kuhlschiffreederei G.m.b.H. & Co

@ 1984-1985: Registered Owner; Partenreederei m.s. ‘Morillo’. Registered Manager; Ganymed Schiffahrtsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Courtesy of Chris Howell  Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell (11/09/1985) (left) and (20/02/1986) (right)

Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell (30/04/1988)

© Mike Davis  © Mike Davis

© Mike Davis (Facebook Group, Reefer Ships Past and Present)

@ 1993-1994: Registered Owner; Trans Malayan Shipping Inc. Registered Manager; Ganymed Shipping G.m.b.H.

© Patrick Hill  © Patrick Hill

© Patrick Hill (26/06/1993)

2001-2002: Registered Owner; Trans Malayan Shipping Inc. Ship Manager; Polar Shipping, Germany.

2003: Ship Manager; Holy House Shipping Ab, Stockholm

November 22nd 2006: Detained Odessa, Ukraine:

“0799 – FIRE SAFETY MEASURES – other (fire safety) (no responsibility of RO); 0799 – FIRE SAFETY MEASURES – other (fire safety) (no responsibility of RO); 0599 – WORKING SPACES (ILO 147) – other (working spaces) (no responsibility of RO)”

July 23rd 2008: Broken up at Alang.

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: Mike Davis (Facebook Group, Reefer Ships Past and Present),Patrick Hill, Chris Howell and Mike Jackson for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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