Cargo from the PastPast and Present

MV Brazilian Reefer – Cargo from the Past

IMO Number: 8300377

MV Brazilian Reefer

Ex Betty B

© Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 29/03/2017)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1984 by Hashihama Zosen (Tadotsu)(Yard No 826) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 144.61 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 23.61 m
  • Depth: 10.02 m
  • Draught: m
  • Tonnage: 12383 gross/7978 net/14803 t deadweight
  • Engines: 1 x Sulzer/IHI 6 cylinder 6RTA58 diesel
  • Power: kW/9450 bHP
  • Speed: 18 knots
  • Capacity: 17.840 cbm 152 TEU
  • Call Sign: 3EUX3, C6SR8
  • IMO Number: 8300377
  • Official Number:
  • Port of Registry: Panama 🇵🇦, Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸, Copenhagen/Denmark 🇩🇰, Georgetown/Cayman Islands 🇰🇾, Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸
  • Sister-Ship: Belgian Reefer (825)


August 31st 1983: Keel laid.

October 14th 1983: Launched

February 3rd 1984: Delivered as BETTY B for Deepwater Products Ltd

Courtesy of Edmund Ziegler © Wolfgang Fricke

Courtesy of Edmund Ziegler (Left) © Wolfgang Fricke (Hamburg, 02/03/1986)(Right)

Nigel Thornton Collection

Nigel Thornton Collection

1990: Sold to Deepwater Production Ltd. Manager: N. R. Bugge Dramen Norway.

1992: Sold to Odin Shipping Ltd. Manager: J. Lauritzen A/S Copenhagen. Denmark. Renamed BRAZILIAN REEFER.

1994: Sold/Transferred to Lauritzen Shipping Ltd.

1995: Sold/Transferred to Beta Container A.p.S.

1996: Sold/Transferred to Rederiet J.Lauritzen A/S.

1997: Sold to Ugland International Ltd. Manager: UB Shipping Ltd London.

© Ken Larwood © Peter Wearing

© Ken Larwood (Dover, July 1998)(Left) © Peter Wearing (Dover, February 1999)(Right)

2002: Sold to Pearl Maritime Inc. Manager: Chartworld Shipping SA Piraeus.

© Wil Weijsters © Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters (Rotterdam, 22/06/2010)

2014: Laid up on The Fal.

© Geoff Hoather © Geoff Hoather

© Geoff Hoather (Fal River, 14/08/2014)

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 29/03/2017)

September 28th 2017: Arrived in Alang.

October 2017: Beached at Nagarsheth Shipbreakers for demolition.

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: Marcel and Ruud Coster, Wolfgang Fricke, Geoff Hoather, Ken Larwod , Peter Wearing and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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