© Aleksi LindströmMV Schweiz Reefer, Past and Present

MV Schweiz Reefer

Ex Chiquita Schweiz

© Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1992 at Danyard A/S Frederikshavn, Denmark (Yard No. 711) as a refrigerated cargo vessel.

Technical Data

  • Length: 158.12m (overall), 144.99m (moulded)
  • Breadth: 24.40m (moulded)
  • Depth: 10.00m
  • Draught: 11.90m (summer)
  • Tonnage: 13,049 gross, 5,353 net, 14178t deadweight
  • Engines: One 2T – 8 cylinder B & W diesel
  • Power: 15218.4kW
  • Speed: 21.80 knots
  • Capacity: 18275 cu.m. 170 Reefer Plugs. 439 TEU
  • Call sign: C6KD9
  • IMO Number: 9015216
  • Registry: Nassau/Bahamas

History

August 12th 1991: Keel laid.

October 31st 1992: Launched.

May 25th 1992: Completed as CHIQUITA SCHWEIZ.

2005: CHIQUITA SCHWEIZ, CHIQUITA BELGIE, CHIQUITA DEUTSCHLAND, CHIQUITA NEDERLAND sold en-bloc. All 4
for $59.70m to US buyers Great White Fleet.

© Willem Oldenburg   © Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg

2007:

  • -‘CHIQUITA NEDERLAND’ 13,958tdw Blt 11/91 Danyard Frederikshavn,Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA BELGIE’ 13,930tdw Blt 02/92 Danyard Frederikshavn,Den M/E B&W 331 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA SCANDINAVIA’ 13,930tdw Blt 11/92 Danyard Frederikshavn,Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA ITALIA’ 13,930tdw Blt 08/92 Danyard Frederikshavn,Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA DEUTSCHLAND’ 13,930tdw Blt 09/91 Danyard Frederikshavn,Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA SCHWEIZ’ 13,910tdw Blt 05/92 Danyard Frederikshavn,Den M/E B&W 439 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA BREMEN’ 12,890tdw Blt 10/92 Schichau Seebeckwerft,Geu M/E B&W 290 TEUs
  • – ‘CHIQUITA ROSTOCK’ 12,850tdw Blt 03/93 Schichau Seebeckwerft,Geu M/E B&W 290 TEUs
  • Sold En Bloc To Chartworld at $227mil USD. Registered Manager; Diamond Ship Management NV.

© Netty

© Netty

July 2014: Renamed SCHWEIZ REEFER. Registered Owner; Schweiz Shipping Corp, Bahamas. Registered Manager; Chartworld Shipping Corp.


We would like to thank: Aleksi Lindström, Netty and Willem Oldenburg for their assistance in producing this feature. All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for errors and omissions.

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

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