MV Caribbean Star
ex Hornsea, Caribbean Star
Caribbean Star – © Henk Guddee
Steel single screw ”Shikoku Ivories (Group B)” motor vessel, built in 1997 by Shikoku Dockyard Co. Ltd. (Yard No. 881) as a refrigerated cargo vessel
- Length: 144m/154m (overall), 144.60m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 24m (extreme)
- Depth: 13.3m
- Draught: 9.068m
- Tonnage: 11,435 – 15,058 gross/5,901 – 7,480 net/10,350 – 10,362 deadweight
- Engines: 2 SA 6-cylinder Mitsui Engineering (Tamano Works) diesels.
- Power: 15600 (11473)
- Speed: 23.1 knots (trial), 21 knots (maximum), 19 knots laden
- Holds/Hatches: 4/4
- Capacity: REF 15994 DRY;TEU-258,FEU-126 REF;FEU-80;CAR 531
- Temperature compartments/zones: 16/8
- Controlled atmosphere zones: 8
- Call Sign: 3FTO7, A8KJ7
- IMO Number: 9150810
- MMSI Number: 636013068
- Registered: Panama, Liberia
- Sister Ships: Baltic Purple (881), Costa Rican Star (885), Cote D’Ivorian Star (887), Colombian Star (888), Polarlight (889), Polarstream (890), Southampton Star (893), Solent Star (894)
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January 1996: Ordered.
March 24th 1997: Keel laid.
July 3rd 1997: Launched as CARIBBEAN STAR
October 1997: Delivered at a cost of $30,000 dollars.
February 1998: Chartered to Horn-Line, Germany and renamed HORNSEA.
March 2000: Reverted to the name CARIBBEAN STAR.
2003: Registered Owner; Caribbean Shipping.
2004: Registered Owner; Star Reefers Shipowning Inc. Registered Manager; Norbulk Shipping UK Ltd
Caribbean Star – © Daniel Ferro (both)
Caribbean Star – © David Pratt
Caribbean Star – © Ed Connell
September 2014: Registered Owner; SSI Shipowning I Inc. Registered Manager; Star Reefers UK Ltd.
Caribbean Star – © Frank Behrends
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions found. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Frank Behrends, Ed Connell, Daniel Ferro, Henk Guddee and David Pratt for their assistance in compiling this feature.