© 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.

 © Erwin Willemse   © Erwin Willemse

  © Erwin Willemse

© Ed Connell

  © Ed Connell


We would like to thank: Ed Connell, Aleksi Lindström, Netty, Willem Oldenburg and Erwin Willemse 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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