Cargo from the PastPast and PresentReefer

MV Akedemik Zavaniskiy – Cargo from the Past

IMO Number: 8402216

MV Akedemik Zavaniskiy

Ex Akademikis Zavarickis, Akademik Zavaniskiy

© Erwin Willemse

Akademikis Zavaritskiy – © Erwin Willemse (IJmuiden, 05/09/2012)

Steel single screw motor vessel built 1986 in by Aalborg Vaerft, Denmark (Yard No 249) as a Refrigerated Cargo Ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 138.21m (overall) 126.0 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 23.02 m
    Depth: 13.11 m
    Draught: 8.200 m
    Tonnage: 9552gross/3201 net/7673t deadweight
    Engines: Oil SA 6-cylinder Bryansk/B & W 6DKRN6 diesel
    Power: 9600kW/13050 bHP
    Speed:  20.3 knots (max)
    Capacity: TEU 142/C.Ho 84/20’ C Dk 58/20’ incl 20 ref
    Call Sign: 
    UNUG, V3MS3
  • Official Number: 0289
    IMO Number: 8402216
    Port of Registry: Riga/Soviet Union, Riga/Latvia, Limassol/ Cyprus, Valletta/Malta, Belize City/Belize
    Sister Ships: Akademik N Vavilov (247), Skulptor Tomskiy (248)


“Completed by Aalborg Vaerft, Aalborg, Denmark, one of  three vessels which set a new standard for reefers in the Soviet merchant fleet.”.

May 31st 1986: Completed as (Riga) AKADEMIK ZAVARITSKIY for the Latvian Shipping Co.

© Simonwp © Tony Garner

Akademikis Zavaritskiy – Bernt Anderson Collection + © Simonwp (Immingham, 12/98/1986) + © Tony Garner (Leningrad, 18/06/1989)

September 13th 1991: (Riga) AKADEMIKIS ZAVARICKIS Latvian Shipping Co. Manager; Cool Carriers

Akademikis Zavarickis – Anderson Collection

December 1994: (Limassol) Latvian Shipping Co

March 1st 2000: Ship Manager; LSC Shipmanagement SIA

October 1st 2000: (Valletta) Latvian Shipping Company (LSC)

© Peter Wearing

Akademikis Zavarickis – © Peter Wearing (Dover, 2001)

June 26th 2002: Latvian Shipping Company (LSC) 

© Capt Peter

Akademikis Zavarickis – © Capt Peter (Itajaí Anchorage (Santa Catarina, Brazil), Sept 2005)

May 1st 2008: (Belize City) Manager; Fairwind Shipmanagement Ltd AKADEMIK ZAVARITSKIY.

© Gena Anfimov © Gena Anfimov

Akademikis Zavaritskiy – © Gena Anfimov (Klaipeda, 13/08/ 2009)

© Erwin Willemse © Erwin Willemse © Erwin Willemse

Akademikis Zavaritskiy – © Erwin Willemse (IJmuiden, 05/09/2012)

May 6th 2008: Ship Manager; Roko Shipmanagement

May 6th 2014: To Silverhope Holding Limited for breaking

May 14th 2014: Beached 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: Gena Anfimov, Tony Garner,  Simonwp, Peter Wearing and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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