Courtesy of Chris HowellMV Polar Colombia, Cargo from the Past

MV Miramar

Ex Frio Venezuela, Frio Progress, Aegean Progress, Polar Colombia

Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell

Steel motor vessel built in 1968 by Blohm & Voss of Steinwerder (Yard No 855) as a Refrigerated Cargo Ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 147.91m (overall) 134.80m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 10.04m
  • Depth: 12.15m
  • Draught: 6.576/8.222m
  • Tonnage:  3,827 – 5,631 gross/1,975 – 3,125 net/4,795 – 7,949 deadweight
  • Engines: 2 x 16PC2V-400 Pielstick diesels
  • Power: 10,944kW/14880HP
  • Speed: 22.0 knots (service)
  • Capacity: 11,963m³
  • Call Sign: 5BVE, 5MTJ
  • IMO Number: 6730035
  • Official Number:
  • Port of Registry: Hamburg/Germany, Monrovia/Liberia, Piraeus/Greece, Limassol/Cyprus
  • Sister-Ship: Polar Argentina, Polar Brazil, Polar Ecuador, Polar Paraguay, Polar Uruguay


October 14th 1967: Launched

March 1st 1968: Completed for Hamburg – Sudamerikanische Dampfs Ges Eggert & Amsinck

1970: Registered Owner; Bock, Godeffroy & Co.

Courtesy of Chris Howell  © Gordon Wise

Courtesy of Chris Howell (left) © Gordon Wise (@ Dover)(right)

1978: Registered Owner: Lapis Shipping Inc

© Thomas Prass

© Thomas Prass

Courtesy of Chris Howell  Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell (1981)(left)

1984: To Adroit Shipping Corp and renamed AEGEAN PROGRESS

© Simonwp

©  Simonwp (06/11/1985)

1986: To Leeshore Shipping Co Ltd and renamed FRIO PROGRESS

1988: To Winson Shipping and renamed FRIO VENEZUELA

October 21st 1988: Suffered rudder failure and grounded near Flushing.

1993: To Garden Venus Shipping Co Ltd and renamed MIRAMAR.

Nigel Thornton Collection

Nigel Thornton Collection

April 27th 1998: Scrapped at Alang Ship Brokers Kathiawar for $156 per LDT (4,568 LDT) $708,000 total.

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: Chris Howell, Thomas Prass, Simonwp and Gordon Wise for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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