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MV Crown Sapphire – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9159115

MV Crown Sapphire

©  Anatoly Rudkov

© Anatoly Rudkov (St Petersburg, 27/09/2023)

Steel single screw ”Crown Emerald series” motor vessel built in 1997 by Iwagi Zosen Co., Ltd. Kamijima. Japan (Yard No SF-172) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 99 m (overall) 139.40 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 23.00m
    Depth: 13.00 m
    Draught: 8.67 m (Summer)
    Tonnage: 10519gross/5406 net/10334t deadweight
    Engines: 1x Mitsubishi 6UEC60LSII – 2 stroke single acting 6 cylinder diesel
    Power: 1195 kW/16200 bHP
    Speed: 22.7 knots (Trial)
    Capacity: 70 Reefer Plugs/212 (Loaded) 268 (Empty) x 20ft containers/151.19 m³
    Call Sign: 3FYV7, C6EC4
    MMSI Number: 311000855
  • IMO Number: 9159115
  • RI Number: 10316
    Port of Registry:
    Panama City/Panama 🇵🇦, Nassau/The Bahamas 🇧🇸
    Sister Ships: Crown Emma (164), Crown Garnet (165), Crown Jade (166), Crown Opal (167), Crown Ruby (171), Crown Topaz (180), Emerald (181), Elvira (182)

Current AIS Location

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May 29th 1997: Keel laid.

September 14th 1997: Launched as CROWN SAPPHIRE for Owner: Zetland Advisor Inc Operator: NY Cool

December 8th 1997: Completed.

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© Mikael Söderholm

© Mikael Söderholm (Panama Canal, Nov 2005)

© Derek Sands © Derek Sands © Derek Sands

© Derek Sands (09/08/2014)

© Marc Piché   © Marc Piché   © Marc Piché  

© Marc Piché  (Terneuzen, 11/05/2015)

February 28th 2017: Manager: Norbulk Shipping UK.

© Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters (Terneuzen, 10/05/2017)

November 27th 2018: Manager: OWH Shipmanagement.

© Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 24/08/2020)

©  Anatoly Rudkov

© Anatoly Rudkov (St Petersburg, 27/09/2023)

June 22nd 2024: 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: Marcel and Ruud Coster,  Fotoflite, Marc Piché, Anatoly Rudkov, Derek Sands, Mikael Söderholm and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.

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