© John JonesMV Winter Star, Cargo from the Past

MV Alicante Carrier

ex Winter Star, Zenit Star, Winter Star

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1979 by AB Gotaverken – Arendal, Gothenburg, Sweden (Yard No. 915) for Salen Koncernen, Stockholm as a Refrigerated Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 169.22m (overall) 157.71m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 25.76 m
  • Depth: 15.09 m
  • Draught: 10.11 m
  • Tonnage: 11,690 -11,165 gross/6,205 – 6,372 net/15200 deadweight
  • Engines: One 2SA 6-cylinder B & W- Gotaverken diesel
  • Power: 15079 kW/20,500 bhp
  • Speed:  22.0 knots (max) 19.0 knots (laden)
  • Capacity: 17,100 cu/m (240 TEU)
  • Holds/Hatches: 4; 26.9/29.7/28.8/28.8 (including four side doors on each side)
  • Call Sign: SGLM, C6KF3
  • IMO Number: 7707889
  • Official Number: 720434 (1992-93)
  • Port of Registry: Stockholm/Sweden, Singapore, Nassau/Bahamas
  • Sister-Ship: Winter Moon, Winter Sea, Winter Sun, Winter Water, Winter Wave

History

March 1979: Delivered to Salénrederierna Ab/ Zenit Kylfinans Ab, Stockholm. Registered Manager; Salen Reefer Services, Stockholm.

© John Jones

© John Jones

1984: Salénrederierna Ab collapsed and the ships were taken over by the Swedish state-owned Zenit Shipping A/B before passing to Cool Carriers management.

January 1985: Sold to Zenit Dry Cargo Ab, Gothenburg and renamed ZENIT STAR.

Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell

1985 – 1987: Cool Carriers, Stockholm

© Yvon Perchoc

© Yvon Perchoc

© Bengt-Rune Inberg  © Bengt-Rune Inberg

© Bengt-Rune Inberg

February 1987: Sold to Hortensia Trading Pte, Singapore and renamed WINTER STAR.

April 1989: Sold to Kvaerner Reefer A/S, Oslo, Norway.

1990: Sold to Rosette Shipping Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas.

1991: Sold to Pentagon Maritime Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas.

© Capt Jan Melchers

© Capt Jan Melchers

December 1999: Sold to Del Monte (Dobson Fleet management, Limassol, Cyprus) and renamed ALICANTE CARRIER.

© Yvon Perchoc

© Yvon Perchoc

  

© Aleksi Lindström

© Henk Guddee  © Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee

2001: Registered Owner; Alicante Shipping. Registered Manager; DFM Poland

© Ferryman

© Ferryman

© Nigel Thornton  © Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton  © Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton

April 2009: Sold to Pakistani breakers.

April 9th 2009: Arrived Gadani Beach for scrapping.


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: Ferryman, Henk Guddee, Chris Howell,  Bengt-Rune Inberg, John Jones, Aleksi Lindström, Capt Jan Melchers and Yvon Perchoc for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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