© Cees BustraanMV Nederland Reefer, Past and Present

MV Nederland Reefer

Ex Chiquita Nederland

© Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1992 at Danyard A/S Frederikshavn, Denmark (Yard No. 707) as a refrigerated cargo/vehicles vessel.

Technical Data

  • Length: 158.13m (overall), 146.55m (moulded)
  • Breadth: 24.40m (moulded)
  • Depth: 15.70m
  • Draught: 10.01m (summer)
  • Tonnage: 13,049 gross, 5,353 net, 14178t deadweight
  • Engines: One 2T – 8 cylinder B & W diesel
  • Power: 20401/15005kW
  • Speed: 22.00 knots
  • Capacity: 332 20 ft Container, 170 40ft Containers 18281 cu.m
  • Call sign: C6KD6
  • IMO Number: 9015199
  • Registry: Nassau/Bahamas

History

February 14th 1991: Keel laid.

August 9th 1992: Launched.

December 1st 1992: Completed as CHIQUITA NEDERLAND.

© Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee

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’ 13,930tdw Blt 02/92 Danyard Frederikshavn,Den M/E B&W 331 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA SCANDINAVIA’ 13,930tdw Blt 11/92 Danyard Frederikshavn,Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
  • – CHIQUITA ITALIA’ 13,930tdw Blt 08/92 Danyard Frederikshavn,Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
  • ‘- CHIQUITA DEUTSCHLAND’ 13,930tdw 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’ 12,890tdw Blt 10/92 Schichau Seebeckwerft,Geu M/E B&W 290 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA ROSTOCK’ 12,850tdw 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 Manager; Diamond Shipmanagement NV.

© Derek Sands  © Derek Sands

© Derek Sands (both)

July 2014: Renamed NEDERLAND REEFER. Registered Owner; Nederland Shipping Corp, Bahamas. Registered Manager; Chartworld Shipping Corp.

2014: Registered Manager; Seatrade Reefer Chartering NV.

© Cees Bustraan   © Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan (both)


We would like to thank: Cees Bustraan, Henk Guddee and Derek Sands for their 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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