© Mike JacksonMV Manila Tiger – Cargo from the Past

MV Montevideo

ex Qingdao Reefer, Green Mountain, Manila Tiger, Reefer Tiger

© Juergen Braker

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1983 by Hayashikane SB & Eng. Co. Ltd., Shimonoseki (Yard No 1266) as a Refrigerated Cargo Ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 142.02 m (overall) 134.02 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 19.84 m
  • Depth: 12.53 m
  • Draught: 8.502 m
  • Tonnage: 7777 gross/3909 net/8489t deadweight
  • Engines: 2 (SA) 6-cylinder Mitsubishi-Kobe diesels
  • Power: 6708 kW/91420 bHP
  • Speed: 17.25 knots
  • Capacity: Ins; 11,612m³
  • Call Sign: 3FFL2, DUDU, A8AX9
  • IMO Number: 8312033
  • Official Number: 12105 – 230574
  • Port of Registry: Panama, Manila/Philippines….. Monrovia/Liberia
  • Sister-Ships (near): Nippon Reefer, New Zealand Reefer.


Lauritzen regularly upgraded its fleet with both owned and chartered ships, and in the early 1980’s added three of the world’s largest engines-aft refrigerated ships, the 142m 8012gt NIPPON REEFER and NEW ZEALAND REEFER of 1982 … and similar REEFER TIGER of 1983.…”

1983: REEFER TIGER, Registered Owner; J Lauritzen. Registered Manager; Open Sea Maritime S.A.

1989: MANILA TIGER. Registered Manager; Sagana Shipping Inc.

© Ted Ingham   © Mike Jackson

© Ted Ingham (Left) © Mike Jackson (Right)

1995 : GREEN MOUNTAIN. Registered Manager; Laskaridis Shipping.

© Daniel Ferro

© Daniel Ferro


© Dennis Mortimer  © Dennis Mortimer

© Dennis Mortimer

January 15th 2009: Detained at Koper, Slovenia. Registered Owner; Laskaridis Shipping Piraeus Greece. Detained for 3 days, 33 recorded deficiencies.

2010: MONTEVIDEO. Registered Owner; Sand Lily Corp.


© Juergen Braker

October 2012: Scrapped at Alang.

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: Juergen Braker, Daniel Ferro, Ted Ingham, Mike Jackson and Dennis Mortimer for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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