© Mick WarwickMV Imouzzer – Cargo from the Past

MV Tropicana Reefer

Ex Imouzzer

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1977 by Drammen Slip & Verk (Yard No 86) as General/Refrigerated Cargo vessel.

Technical Data

  • Length: 144.46m (overall) 133.76m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 18.04m
    Depth: 11.64m
    Draught: 8.897m
    Tonnage: 7178 gross/4091 net/9138 deadweight
    Engines: 2SA 7-cylinder Sulzer diesel
    Power: 9709kW/13200BHP
    Speed: 22.5 knots max
    Capacity: Ins; 10,722m³
    Call Sign: CNBZ, P3KJ4
    IMO Number: 7432329
    Official Number:
    Port of Registry: Casablanca/Morocco, Limassol/Cyprus
    Sister-Ship:  + 42 various Drammen (including yard numbers 63, 75, 76)


The third in the series of the “Clipper” -type reefers designed by the Drammen Slip & Verksted

April 1977: Launched to Compagnie Marocainede Navigation of Casablanca

© Capt Jan Melchers

© Capt Jan Melchers (Casablanca, 10/02/193)

© Mick Warwick  © Donaldb

© Mick Warwick (Dover, 07/08/1988)Left) © Donaldb (Right)

1991: Sold to Longnest Marine Co. Ltd, one of the many companies within the shipping group of the Greek ship-owner Costas Comninos. Renamed TROPICANA REEFER

1998 (mid): Laid up at Eleusis Bay.

2002: Sold to another of Commino’s subsidiaries

July 2002: Beached at Aliaga.

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

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