MV Whitney Bay – Past and Present

MV Whitney Bay

ex United Cool, E W Whitney

© Daniel Ferro

© Daniel Ferro

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1990 at Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co., Ltd. (Yard No. 2652) as a refrigerated cargo vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 141.00m (overall), 133.00m (moulded)
  • Breadth: 26.00m (moulded)
  • Depth: 13.00m
  • Draught: 8.508m (summer)
  • Tonnage: 8,739 gross, 4,085  net, 9,687t deadweight
  • Engines: One 2 SA 6- Cylinder Kobe diesel
  • Power: 20401/15005 kW
  • Speed: 21.9 knots
  • Capacity: REF 12,719 CAR x 331
  • Call sign: ELMY7, A8KZ8
  • IMO Number: 8911085
  • Registry: Monrovia/Liberia, Manila/ Philippines, Panama, Monrovia/Liberia

Current Location

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August 18th 1989: Keel laid.

October 31st 1989: Launched.

February 9th 1990: Completed as E W WHITNEY.

© Mike Jackson

© Mike Jackson

1992: Registered Owner; Eastwind Maritime S.A. Registered Manager; Norbulk Shipping UK Ltd.

December 2002: Renamed UNITED COOL.

© Edson de Lima Lucas

© Edson de Lima Lucas

© Capt Peter

© Capt Peter (August 2005)

February 2006: Renamed WHITNEY BAY.

2014: Registered Owner; Whitney Bay Shipping Company B.V. Registered Manager; Seatrade Groningen B.V.

© David Pratt  © David Pratt

© David Pratt

We would like to thank: Capt Peter, Daniel Ferro, Mike Jackson, Edson de Lima Lucas and David Pratt 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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