MV Dover Phoenix – Cargo from the Past

MV Lagoon Phoenix

ex River Phoenix, Clover Moon, Dover Phoenix

Steel single screw motor vessel built in in 1993 by Shin Kochi Jyuko KK Kochi Japan (Yard No 7028 ) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 134.02 m (overall) 125.0 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 20.8 m
  • Depth: 10.17 m
  • Draught: 7.573 m (Max)
  • Tonnage: 7313 gross/4812 net/8044 deadweight
  • Engines: (1) 2T – 8 cyl – Mitsubishi Type 8UEC45LA diesel
  • Power: 7061 kW/9594HP
  • Speed: 19.3 knots
  • Capacity: 4 Holds, 11136.00. Reefer Plugs; 12
  • Call Sign: 3FEG3, VQML7, PJXG, A8OE4
  • IMO Number: 9047245
  • Official Number: 20719-93c
  • MMSI Number: 636018499
  • Port of Registry: Panama, London/United Kingdom, Curacao, Willemstad/Netherlands Antilles, Liberia, Monrovia/Liberia
  • Sister-Ship: Avunda Reefer, Bao Reefer, Bay Phoenix, Capella, Cassiopea, Frio Antwerp, Frio Shinano, Nestos Reefer, Nor Cape, Haru Verdy, Sasanqua, Tigr 2

Current Location

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January 2nd 1993: DOVER PHOENIX Completed. Manager: Kyoku Ship Managing S.A., Owner: Kyoku Ship Managing S.A.

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1997: CLOVER MOON Manager: Owner: Win Guide Ltd.


1999: RIVER PHOENIX Manager: Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd., London, Great Britain Owner: Fast Shipping Ltd., London, Great Britain.

July 30th 2007: RIVER PHOENIX Manager: Seatrade Groningen B.V., Groningen, Netherlands Owner: River Phoenix Shipping Company B.V., Willemstad (NA), Netherlands Antilles.

January 2008: RIVER PHOENIX Manager: Triton Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG, Leer, Germany Owner: Schiffahrtsgesellschaft River Phoenix G.m.b.H., Leer, Germany.

© Jens Boldt  © Jens Boldt

© Jens Boldt (30/03/2008)

© Vladimir Knyaz  © Vladimir Knyaz

© Vladimir Knyaz (27/11/2009)

February 2012: LAGOON PHOENIX Manager: Triton Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG, Leer, Germany Owner: Lagoon Phoenix Shipping Co., Leer, Germany.

© Theo Hinrichs

© Theo Hinrichs (03/10/2016)

© Theo Hinrichs

© Theo Hinrichs (23/10/2016)

 © Willem Oldenburg   © Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg (02/01/2017)

2018: Manager: Seatrade Groningen BV.

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: Jens Boldt, Theo Hinrichs, Vladimir Knyaz, Willem Oldenburg, nok-schiffsbilder and ToptoToe for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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