Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Esmeralda – Past and Present

MV Invincible

ex Esmeralda

Esmeralda – © Aleksi Lindström

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1999 by Iwagi Zosen Co., Ltd, Imabari-City, Japan (Yard No. 10) as a refrigerated cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 139.4m (between perpendiculars), 151.99m (overall)
  • Breadth of hull: 23m
  • Depth: 13m
  • Draught: 8.65m
  • Tonnage: 10,532 gross/5,406 net/10358t deadweight
  • Engines: (1) 2T – 6 cylinder Mitsubishi 6 UEC 60 LS diesel
  • Power: 11915 kW/16189 bhp
  • Speed: 21 knots
  • Capacity: 549,326 cu.ft, 106 FEU or 212 TEU, 106 reefer plugs
  • Call Sign: A8IN8, 9HA3564, 3EFL4
  • MMSI Number: 353190000
  • IMO Number: 9181170
  • Registry: Netherlands, Monrovia/Liberia, Germany, Valletta/Malta, Panama


February 21st 1999: Completed as ESMERALDA for United Reefer Carriers SA.

1999: Registered Owner; Ultima Shipholding.

2003: Registered Manager; Seatrade Groningen BV.

2006: Registered Owner; Esmeralda Schifffahrtsgesell.


© Aleksi Lindström

2014: Registered Owner; Esmeralda Maritime Inc./Monrovia/Liberia. Registered manager; Triton Schiffahrts GmbH. Operator; Seatrade.

© Aleksi Lindström

May 2019: Sold and renamed INVINCIBLE, under the Panamanian Flag. Registered owner: Springwave Shipping SA, Care of Baltmed Reefer Services Ltd , 5, Xenias Street & Charilaou Trikoupi, Kifisia, 145 62 Athens, Greece.

May 2019: Laid up at Elefsis Bay, Greece.

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: Aleksi Lindström for his assistance in producing this feature.

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

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