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MV Cool Explorer – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9836880

MV Cool Explorer

© Hans Van Rijn

© Hans Van Rijn (Maasvlakte, 24/02/2021)

Steel single screw (880,000 cf type) motor vessel built in 2021 by Shikoku Dockyard Co. Ltd. Japan (Yard No 1151) as a Refrigerated Cargo Ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 189.90 m (overall) 179.65 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 30.70 m
  • Depth: 15.50 m
  • Draught: 10.231 m (Summer)
  • Tonnage: 22452 gross/9657 net/23169t deadweight
  • Engines: 2 x SA 7 – cylinder MAN (Mitsui) diesel
  • Power: 18760 kW/HP
  • Speed: knots
  • Capacity: B 25,625.10 REF 25,626 DRY; TEU 607 FEU 400 CAR x 799/ 25625.1 m3/880,000ft3
  • Call Sign: 3FFE3
  • MMSI Number: 372078000
  • IMO Number: 9836880
  • Official Number: 50254-19 
  • Port of Registry: Panama City/Panama 🇵🇦
  • Sister Ships: Cool Express (1150), Cool Eagle (1152) + 3

Current AIS Location

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“The third of six vessels, for Stockholm-based Cool Carriers an associate of the Russian company Baltic Reefers, in its E-class series.”.
“Developed on the basis of their predecessors – Star Spirit type refrigerators, and built at the same Japanese shipyard – Shikoku Senkyo.”

December 28th 2015: Keel laid.

September 25th 2018: Launched.

© Lappino

© Lappino (Takamatsu, 14/10/2018)

February 27th 2019: Completed as COOL EXPLORER for Owner:  Southern Route Maritime S.A. Operator: Kowa Marine Service Co. Ltd.

© Hans Esveldt © Hans Esveldt

© Hans Esveldt (Maasvlakte, 30/12/2020)

November 6th 2022: Arrived 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: Hans Esveldt, Hans Van Rijn and Lappino for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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