MV Pacific Breeze, Past and Present

MV Pacific Breeze

ex Pacific Rime, Rapa, Pacifik Frigo

© Netty

© Netty

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1990 by Brodosplit Shipyard, Split (Yard No. 364) as a  refrigerated cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 143.0m (overall) 136.02m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 22.51m (extreme)
  • Depth: 13.2m
  • Draught: 9.16m (summer)
  • Tonnage: 10,366 gross, 4,503 net, 10966t (deadweight)
  • Engines: (1) 2T – 6-cylinder MAN/B&W 6L60 MCE diesel.
  • Power: 8340W/11332 HP
  • Speed: 19.8 knots
  • Capacity: 459,861 ft³/66 FEU OR 18 TEU + 60 FEU/In hold: 56 FEU 124 TEU/On deck: 66 FEU 18 TEU/Total: 122 FEU 142 TEU
  • Reefer Plugs: 121
  • Call Sign: J8EX3, V7RC6
  • IMO Number: 8617926
  • MMSI Number: 538003418
  • Registry: Kingstown/St Vincent and The Grenadines, Majuro/Marshall Islands

Current Location

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April 17th 1990: Completed as PACIFIK FRIGO.

© Fernando Montes

© Fernando Montes

March 2003: Registered Owner; Starfire Shipping. Registered Manager; Fairmont Shipping, Canada. Renamed RAPA.

© Daniel Ferro  © Capt Peter

© Daniel Ferro (left) © Capt Peter (right)

November 2008: Sold to Eurus Navigation and renamed PACIFIC RIME. Registered Manager; Korkyra Shipping Ltd.

© Daniel Ferro

© Daniel Ferro

November 2010: Sold to Kosi Bay Shipping Ltd and renamed PACIFIC BREEZE. Registered Manager; Solid Shipping Ltd.

March 28th 2012: Registered Manager; Elysion Management Ltd.

2014: Operator; Seatrade Reefer Chartering N.V.

© Fernando Montes  © Willem Oldenburg

© Fernando Montes (left) © Willem Oldenburg (right)

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: Daniel Ferro, Netty, Fernando Montes, Willem Oldenburg and Capt Peter for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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