Courtesy of Chris HowellMV Snow Land – Cargo from the Past

MV Snow Land

ex Kyma, Chiquita Tower, Silver Tower, South Fountain, Malayan King, Snow Land

Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1972 by Chantiers Nav, De La Ciotat, La Ciotat, France (Yard No. 281 ), for Saléns Rederiet, Stockholm

Technical Data

  • Length: 173.31 m (overall) 160.00 m (between perpendiculars) Breadth: 24.69 m
  • Depth: 14.91 m
  • Draught: 10.30 m
  • Tonnage: 10,714 – 12,595 gross/5,705 – net/12782 deadweight
  • Engines: One 8-cylinder Sulzer CCM diesel
  • Power: 17065 kW/23200bhp
  • Speed:  22.7 knots
  • Capacity: 17,827 m³ (16 reefer connections)
  • Call Sign: SGFA, DZSZ/H9HS, 3EIN9, ESU2124, ZCGH,
  • IMO Number: 7203223
  • Official Number: 226178 (LR 1984 -85)
  • Port of Registry: Stockholm/Sweden, Manila/Philippines, Panama. Georgetown/Cayman Islands, Rarotonga/Cook Islands
  • Sister-Ship: Snow Ball, Snow Crystal, Snow Drift, Snow Flake, Snow Flower, Snow Hill, Snow Storm


1972: Built as SNOW LAND for Rederi-A/B Salénia (Salénrederierna A/B), Stockholm.

January 20th 1972: Launched.

© "Friendship"  © "Friendship"

© “Friendship”

June 1972: Completed.

© Gordon Wise  © Gordon Wise

© Gordon Wise

1981: Sold to Trans Swedish Shipping, Inc, Manila, Philippines and renamed MALAYAN KING.

Courtesy of Chris Howell  Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell

May 1984: Sold to Ganymed Shiffahrts GmbH, Germany and renamed SOUTH FOUNTAIN.

© Frank Först

February 1985: Sold to Salén UK Ship, England and renamed SILVER TOWER.

1985: Sold to Whitwill, Cole & Co, England.

1985: Sold to South Tower Shipping Ltd, Hong Kong.

Courtesy of Chris Howell  Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell

1992: Sold to Wallem Shipping Management, Ltd, Panama and renamed CHIQUITA TOWER.

Courtesy of Chris Howell  Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell

1992: Sold to Rollismar Inc, Panama.

December 1994: Sold to Felton Navy, Panama and renamed KYMA.

© Bengt-Rune Inberg

© Bengt-Rune Inberg

November 1997: Sold to Holy House Shipping Ab, Stockholm, (Registered Owner; Neddy Holding, Stockholm and renamed SNOW LAND.

October 1st 2001: Transferred to the Cayman Island flag, home port of Georgetown.

December 18th 2006: 12 18 Transferred to Cook Island flag, home port Rarotonga.

© Joerg Seyler  © Joerg Seyler

© Joerg Seyler

February 8th 2010: Arrived at Alang.

February 16th 2010: Beached and scrapping commenced.

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: Frank Först, “Friendship”, Chris Howell, Bengt-Rune Inberg, Joerg Seyler and Gordon Wise for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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