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MV Baltic Heather – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9181144

MV Baltic Heather

Ex Wild Heather

© Juan Carlos C

© Juan Carlos C (Valpairso, 17/12/2020)

Steel single screw “NYK WILD 1998” series motor vessel built in 1998 by Iwagi Zosen Shipbuilding Co., Ltd..  (Yard No 174) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 149.20 m (overall)137.80 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 22.10 m
  • Depth: 13.0 m
  • Draught: 8.717 m
  • Tonnage: 9859 gross/5124 net/ 10114t deadweight (Summer)
  • Engines: 1 x Mitsubishi – 2 stroke single acting 7 cylinder 7UEC50LSII diesel
  • Power: 9627 kW/11130 bHP
  • Speed:  20.0 knots (Service) 22.6 knots (Trial)
  • Capacity: Reefer: 14.153 m³/TEU: 160/FEU: 78
  • Call Sign: 3FMN8, D5DK5, C6CQ7
  • MMSI Number: 311000973
  • IMO Number: 9181144
  • RI Number: 103313
  • Port of Registry: Panama City/Panama 🇵🇦, Monrovia/Liberia 🇱🇷, Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸
  • Sister-Ship: Wild Cosmos (173), Wild Jasmine (175), Wild Lotus (176), Wild Peony (183)

Current AIS Location

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December 3rd 1997: Keel laid.

March 11th 1998: Launched.

June 15th 1998: Completed as WILD HEATHER for Owner: Picer Marine S.A.. Manager: Shinme Kisen Sangyo Co., Ltd. Operator: NYK – Nippon Yusen Kaisha Line.

© Fotoflite Image Ref 228409 ©  Malcolm Cranfield

© Fotoflite (12/08/1998) (Left) © Malcolm Cranfield (Marseille, 02/03/2003) (Right)

© Daniel Ferro

© Daniel Ferro (Gibraltar, 07/11/2008)

© Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters (Guayaquil, 06/05/2011)

December 2012: BALTIC HEATHER for Seashore Royal Inc.. Manager: Baltic Reefers Ltd..

© Fotoflite Image Ref  387404

© Fotoflite (16/05/2013)

© Derek Sands

© Derek Sands (Hoek van Holland, 24/08/2013)

© Hannes van Rijn

© Hannes van Rijn (Rozenburg, 24/05/2015)

March 18th 2022: Manager: Cool Carriers AB.

January 4th 2024: Provisionally due at Dover.

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: Juan Carlos C, Malcom Cranfield, Daniel Ferro, Fotoflite, Hannes van Rijn, Derek Sands and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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