MV Royal Klipper – Past and Present

MV Royal Klipper

ex Equator Strait

© Netty

© Netty

Steel single screw motor vessel “Seatrade Maxi Stream 2000” built in 2000 by Kitanihon Shipbuilding, Hachinohe, Japan (Yard No 320) as a Refrigerated Cargo Vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 155 m (overall) 145.09 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 24 m
  • Depth: 13.81 m
  • Draught: 10.11 m
  • Tonnage: 11382 gross/6408 net/12900t deadweight
  • Engines: Hitachi B & W Diesel
  • Power: 12621 kW17148/ HP
  • Speed:  22.53 knots
  • Capacity: 4 x holds, 580,000 Cu Ft
  • Call Sign: PCIH
  • IMO Number: 9172959
  • MMSI Number: 246428000
  • Register Number: 00790L
  • Port of Registry: Scheveningen/The Netherlands.
  • Sister-Ship: Comoros Stream

Current Location

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February 4th 2000: Completed as EQUATOR STREAM.

2000: Sold and renamed ROYAL KLIPPER. Owners: Jaczon Royal Klipper BV c/o Seatrade Groningen BV, Groningen, Netherlands.Ship Managers: Seatrade Groningen BV, Groningen, Netherlands



©  Aleksi Lindström

2018: Chartered to Geest Line

November 24th 2018: Arrived at Dover sporting new livery.

Courtesy of Nigel Scutt

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