© Erwin WillemseMV Regal Bay, Past and Present

MV Regal Bay

Ex Regal Star, Tauu, Hornstrait, Chiquita Tauu

© Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1993 by Shikoku Dockyard Co. Ltd (Yard No.866), as a refrigerated cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 150m (overall) 141m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 22.5m
  • Depth: 13.2m
  • Draught: 9.05m
  • Tonnage: 10375 gross/ net/10520 deadweight
  • Engines: (1) 2T 6-cylinder MAN/B 7 W diesel
  • Power: 11253 kW/15289 HP
  • Speed: 20 knots
  • Capacity: 526,250 cubic feet / 5,851 square metres. 4,600 pallets or approximately: 4,459 banana pallets
  • Call Sign: 3FEH3, C6UG6
  • IMO Number: 9053658
  • Official Number: 20744-93CH
  • Port of Registry: Panama, Nassau/Bahamas
  • Sister Ships: Chiquita Honshu, Chiquita Nauru, Chiquita Sulu

Current Location

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December 5th 1991: Contract signed.

July 23rd 1992: Keel laid.

February 24th 1993: Completed as CHIQUITA TAUU for ONS Shipholding III AS


© Brent

© Brent

1995: TAUU

1996: REGAL STAR for Star Chartering Inc. Managed by Star Reefers Poland Sp.zp.o

© Robert J Smith

© Robert J Smith (Southampton 03/03/1997)

2003: Registered Owner; Santa Rosa Navigator.

2003: Registered Owner; Regal Island Holdings.

2004: Registered Owner; Star Reefers Shipowning Inc.


© Aleksi Lindström

2008: Registered Owner; ONS Shipholding III AS.

© Erwin Willemse  © Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (2014)

January 1st 2015: Renamed REGAL BAY. Registered Owner; Star Chartering Inc. Registered Manager; Seatrade Shipmanagement BV.

© Erwin Willemse  © Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse

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: Brent, Aleksi Lindström, Robert J Smith and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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