Ex Pacific Spirit, Rio Frio
© Mike Griffiths
Steel single screw “Honolulu 1979” class motor vessel built in 1980 by Van der Giessen de Noord NV Krimpen aan den Ijssel Netherland (Yard No 920) Refrigerated Cargo Ship.
- Length: 155.02 m (overall) 145.01 m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth: 22.86 m
Depth: 13.77 m
Draught: 8.802 m
Tonnage: 8041 gross/4268 net/10550 deadweight
Engines: Sulzer 7RND76M 2SA 7 – cylinder diesel
Power: 12357 kW/ 16800 bHP
Speed: 22.25 knots
Capacity: Ins. 15117, TEU 144,
Cranes: 4 X 5SWL.
Call Sign: PHBS. PJNP, 9HPS7
IMO Number: 7800590 Official Number:
Port of Registry: Rotterdam/Netherlands, Willemstad/ Netherlands Antilles & Aruba
- Sister Ships: Honolulu, Lanai, Christina, Tineke, Peggy Dow.
December 1st 1979: Launched.
April 29th 1980: In service as RIO FRIO for BV Scheepvaartsmaatschappij ” Rio Frio ” BV ( Dammers & Van der Heide Shipping & Trading Co BV Rotterdam as manager ) Rotterdam Netherland
© Mike Griffiths (left) Courtesy of Duncan Montgomery (right)
© Ted Ingham
Courtesy of Duncan Montgomery (RIO FRIO and HONOLULU laid up in Westhaven Moerdijk/Netherlands late 80’s)
1989: After the death of its principal, Jan Dammers, Dammers & Van der Helde was acquired by Seatrade Groningen BV.
© Brian Fisher (New Waterway Aug 1991)
1992: Sold to Jan Mayen Shipping Company NV (SA Monegasque d’Administration Maritime et Aerienne (SAMAMA) Monaco as manager) Willemstad Curacao Netherlands Antilles.
1994 – 1994 (LR): Registered Owner; Jan Mayen Shipping Co. N.V. Registered Manager; Seatrade Groningen B.V.
2003: Pacific Shipping Ltd Piraeus Greece, renamed PACIFIC SPIRIT.
2005: Polaris Maritime Ltd, renamed TORVILL.
© Frank Först
July 8th 2008: Broken up Alang, India.
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 Griffiths, Brian Fisher, Frank Först, Ted Ingham and Duncan Montgomery for their assistance in producing this feature.
Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)