MV Baltic Performer
ex Hawk Bay, Roman Bay, Roman Star, Chiquita Sulu
Baltic Performer © Niels Johannes
Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1992 by Shikoku Dockyard Co. Ltd. (Yard No. 864) as a refrigerated cargo vessel
- Length: 143.13m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth of hull: 22.5m (moulded)
- Depth: 13.2m (moulded)
- Draught: 8.0 m
- Tonnage: 10,603 gross/11,307.06 net/10,603 deadweight
- Engines: 1 x 6-cylinder Mitsui diesel
- Power: 11253kW
- Speed: 16 knots (service)
- Capacity: 14916.1 cu m (hold capacity)
- Call Sign: PJRP, A8JH9, C6EQ6
- IMO Number: 9016674
- MMSI Number: 311000972
- Registry: Panama, Hong Kong, Curacao/Netherlands Antilles, Germany, Monrovia/Liberia
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November 22nd 1991: Keel laid.
March 19th 1992: Launched.
July 8th 1992: Delivered as CHIQUITA SULU.
1992: Renamed ROMAN STAR operated by Blue Star line.
Roman Star © Gerolf Drebes (left) and Courtesy of Chris Howell (right)
Roman Star © Urbain Ureel
1999: Renamed ROMAN BAY. Registered Manager; Unique Shipping Canada.
2001: Registered Owner; Triton Schiffahrts GmBH. Registered Manger; Triton Schiffahrts GmBH.
2004: Renamed HAWK BAY.
2005: Registered owner: B.V. Shipping Company, Hawk Bay. Groningen, Netherlands.
Hawk Bay © Cees Bustraan
2010: Registered Owner; Hawk Bay Schiffahrts GmbH. Registered Manager; Triton Schiffahrts GmbH.
Hawk Bay © Henk Guddee
December 2013: Sold to Roycan Overseas Coro, St Peterburg, Russia, Managers; Baltic Reefers Ltd and renamed BALTIC PERFORMER
October 21st 2017: Ran into difficulties in heavy weather off Brittany and developed a severe list.
“The refrigerated cargo ship BALTIC PERFORMER got into difficulties in heavy weather off southwest of the tip of Brittany, 112 miles south of Penmarc’h, on Oct 21st 2017 at 3 p.m.
Part of the cargo of 6,120 tons of vegetables, arranged on pallets, had shifted, causing a portside list of 15 degrees. The vessel asked for assistance in the morning of Oct 22, 2017. The emergency tug ABEILLE BOURBON was deployed as an escort. It sailed from Camaret at 7 p.m. and reached the reefer on Oct 22 at 2 a.m. The convoy headed for shelter in Brest.
BALTIC PERFORMER had sailed from Flushing on Oct 19 bound for Dakar and has a crew of 25 on board. Weather on scene was wind force 7 on the Beaufort scale and swell of 6 to 9 meters.
Abeille Bourbon © Yvon Perchoc
October 22nd 2017: Docked in Brest.
Baltic Performer 🆕 © Erwin Willemse (Velsen-Zuid, 13/09/2020)
June 30th 2021: “AIS” indicates due in 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: Cees Bustraan, Gerolf Drebesm, Henk Guddee, Chris Howell, Yvon Perchoc, Urbain Ureel and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.