MV Frio Ionian
Ex Polarlight, Polarlicht
SANTA Cruceros – La LUZ de Cruceros
Steel single screw motor vessel built in by Shikoku Dockyard Co. Ltd. Takamatsu. Japan (Yard No 889) as Refrigerated Cargo ship.
- Length: 154 m (overall) 144.60 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 24.03 m
- Depth: 13.30 m
- Draught: 9.90 m (Summer)
- Tonnage: 11417 gross/5966 net/12473 t deadweight (Summer)
- Engines: 1 x 2 (SA) – 6 cylinder B&W 6L60MC diesel
- Power: 11743kW/15590 bHP
- Speed: 21.0 knots (Max)
- Capacity: 268 x 20 ft containers/136 FEU + 8 TEU/109 Reefer Plugs/564.208 ft³
- Call Sign: 3FWX8, DDBQ2, D5BR7, A8IO5, 3FGU
- MMSI Number: 354502000
- IMO Number: 9189873
- BV Register Number: 04918X
- Port of Registry: Monrovia/Liberia 🇱🇷, Germany 🇩🇪, Monrovia/Liberia 🇱🇷, Panama 🇵🇦, Monrovia/Liberia 🇱🇷, Panama 🇵🇦
- Sister-Ship: Polarstern (890)
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May 6th 1998: Keel Laid.
August 26th 1999: Launched.
November 20th 1999: Delivered as POLARLICHT for Owner: Amber Ocean Corp.
© Fernando Montes (Vigo, Spring 2000)
© Nigel Thornton (Dover, 29/05/2003)
January 2004: POLARLIGHT for Owner: Polarlight Maritime Inc. Operator: Seatrade Groningen B.V.
© Hannes van Rijn (Rotterdam, 30/05/2015)
© Wil Weijsters (Rotterdam, 16/07/2015)
© Dover Strait Shipping (Dover, 13/06/2017)
2019: FRIO IONIAN for Owner: Sea Swan Maritime S.A. Operator: Baltmed Reefer Services Ltd.
December 19th 2022: Called at Dover.
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Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)