MV Star First – Past and Present

MV Star First

© Federico Bolognini

© Federica Bolognini

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2006 by Shikoku Dockyard Co Ltd, Takamatsu (Yard No 1030) for Southern Route Maritime as a refrigerated cargo/vehicle ship

 Technical Data

  • Length :162.50m (overall), 151.490 (registered), 150.00m (moulded)
  • Breadth: 26m (extreme)
  • Draught: 10.619m
  • Tonnage: 14,030 gross (International)/6,724 net (International)/13,202 deadweight (summer on 9.70m draught)
  • Engines: 2 SA 7-cylinder Mitsui Engineering (Tamano Works) diesels.
  • Power: 15820kW (11473)
  • Speed: 22 knots max banana laden 0n 7.5m draught.
  • Holds/Hatches: 4/4
  • Temperature compartments/zones: 8
  • Reefer plugs: 200 (on deck)
  • Capacity: (m3) B17,463 Dry; TEU-436 FEU-276 REF; TEU-200; Car 551
  • Call Sign: 3EEZ6, 9V9359
  • IMO number: 9330056
  • MMSI Number: 636016511
  • Registered: Panama, Singapore

Current Location

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2004: Originally ordered as SHIKOKU and to be managed by Star Reefers.

October 1st 2006: Keel laid.

December 20th 2005: Launched under the management of Nissen Kauin, Japan.

March 31st 2006: Completed for Southern Route Management, Panama.

© Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee

July 2006: Registered Owner; Nissen Kaiun/Southern Route.

© Ray Goodfellow

© Ray Goodfellow


© Aleksi Lindström (both)

2014: Registered Manager; Bright Star Management, Shipmanagement. Philippines

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions found. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Federico Bolognini, Ray Goodfellow, Henk Guddee, Aleksi Lindström for their assistance in compiling this feature.

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

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