© Mike GriffithsMV Antarctic – Cargo from the Past

MV Skiathos Reefer

Ex Nissos Skiathos, Antarctic, Antarcticore

© Mike Griffiths

Antarctic © Mike Griffiths

Steel single screw motor (Standard Class) vessel built in 1970 by Drammen Slip & Verksted, Drammen (Yard No 67) as Refrigerated Cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 140.72 m (overall) 131.93 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 18.04 m
    Depth: 11.64 m
    Draught: 8.311 – 9.024 m
    Tonnage: 4847 – 4897 gross/2438 – 2540 net/7578 – 7823 deadweight
    Engines: Oil 2SA 8-cylinder Sulzer type 8RND68 diesel
    Power: 8827 kW/12000 bHP
    Speed: 23 knots (max)
    Capacity: G; 9339 m³ Ins; 10,200m³
    Crew: 33
    Call Sign: DACL, 3EJE, SVXH
    IMO Number: 7006297
    Official Number: 8511-HA-F
    Port of Registry: Hamburg/Germany, Piraeus/Greece
    Sister Ships: 42 (including (63) Golar Nel, (75) Golar Girl, (76) Wild Flamingo, (86) Imouzzer)


1970: Completed as ANTARCTICORE. Registered owner; Intermare K.K., KS Kuhlschiff G/m/b. (Maritime Fruit Carriers Co. Ltd, Haifa, Israel). Manager; Christian F. Ahrenkiel & Salén Rederiet

1975: Renamed ANTARCTIC. Same owner.

© Mike Griffiths  © Mike Griffiths

© Mike Griffiths (all)

© Gordon Wise  © Gordon Wise

© Gordon Wise (@ Dover)

1986: Sold to Magna (Compania Naviera SA (Transcontinental Maritime & Trading), Greece and renamed NISSOS SKIATHOS.


1988: Renamed SKIATHOS REEFER. Registered owner; Magna (Compania Naviera SA (Transcontinental Maritime & Trading), Greece, Manager; Castle Shipholding S.A.

© Robbie Shaw

© Robbie Shaw (Hong Kong 22/07/86)

1993: In collision and sank, Nantong River, after sale for breaking up.

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: Mike Griffiths, Robbie Shaw and Gordon Wise for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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