MV Tropicana Reefer
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1977 by Drammen Slip & Verk (Yard No 86) as General/Refrigerated Cargo vessel.
- Length: 144.46m (overall) 133.76m (between perpendiculars)
Tonnage: 7178 gross/4091 net/9138 deadweight
Engines: 2SA 7-cylinder Sulzer diesel
Speed: 22.5 knots max
Capacity: Ins; 10,722m³
Call Sign: CNBZ, P3KJ4
IMO Number: 7432329
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 (Casablanca, 10/02/193)
© 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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