MV Summer Flower – Past and Present

10/02/2017: Gallery updated - NT

MV Summer Flower

ex Chiquita Baru,Vivian M

© Marc Piché

© Marc Piché

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1984 by Sasebo Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Japan (Yard No. 351), for Leif Hoegh & Co., Ltd as a refrigerated/cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 169.09m (overall), 158.53m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of hull: 24.01m
  • Depth: 13.6m
  • Draught: 9.5m
  • Tonnage: 12,659 gross (ITC 69), 6,755 net (ITC 69), 13,000 deadweight
  • Engines: (1) 2T 7-cylinder B & W diesel
  • Power: 19810bhp/14580kW
  • Speed: 22.5 knots (max)
  • Capacity: 588,595 cu ft, 6,283 sq m
  • Cranes: 3 x 36t + 1 x 10t
  • Reefer plugs: 82
  • Call Sign: ZEKE, C6RO2
  • IMO Number: 8413019 Official Number: 708294
  • Registry: Hong Kong/Nassau, Bahamas/ Bermuda
  • Sister-ships: Summer Bay, Summer Meadow, Summer Wind

History

December 6th 1984: Completed as VIVIAN M

© Simonwp

© Simonwp

1990: Renamed CHIQUITA BARU. Registered Owner; Kyoto Shipping. Registered Manager; Great White Fleet Ltd.

© Ken Larwood

© Ken Larwood

1996:Renamed SUMMER FLOWER.

© Marc Piché

© Marc Piché

2004: Registered Owner; Flower Shipping Corp. Registered Manager; Chartworld Shipping Corp.

2012: Laid up at Falmouth.

© Barrie Clark   © Barrie Clark

© Barrie Clark

© Barrie Clark (all)

February 4th 2013: Left Falmouth and returned to service on South American fruit trade.

© Ed Connell

© Ed Connell

June 6th 2014: Again laid up at Falmouth, with sister SUMMER BAY ((arrived Falmouth 31/05/2014)

 © Barrie Clark   © Barrie Clark

 © Barrie Clark  (both)

November 28th 2014: Left Falmouth and resumed service.

© Willem Oldenburg  © Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg

August 6th 2015: Returned to Falmouth for further lay-up

© Barrie Clark

© Barrie Clark

November 17th 2015: Left lay-up bound for Agadir.

 © Willem Oldenburg   © Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg

January 2017: Reportedly sold for scrap and en-route to Alang

 © Facebook Group, Ship Breaking

 © Facebook Group, Ship Breaking


We would like to thank: Barrie Clark, Ed Connell, Willem Oldenburg, Ken Larwood, Willem Oldenburg, Siminwp and Marc Piché 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).

2 Comments

  1. Hi .. FYI SUMMER FLOWER laid up again River Fal 06/08/15.
    SUMMER MEADOW is just approaching pilot station to follow her up
    Mike (Cardiff)

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