Cargo from the PastPast and Present

MV Geeststar (II) – Cargo from the Past

IMO Number: 7218321

MV Nac

Ex Sican, Frio Amazon, Frio Brazil, Geeststar (II)

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Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1973 by Scotts’ Shipbuilding Co. (1969) Ltd, Greenock, Cartsburn Dockyard  (Yard No 729) as a Passenger / Cargo Refrigerated ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 149.23 m (overall) 135.06 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 19.26 m
  • Depth: 11.84 m
  • Draught: 8.42 m
  • Tonnage: 5871 gross/3064 net/7654t deadweight
  • Engines: Oil 2SA 6-cyliner Scott-Sulzer 6RND76 diesel
  • Power: 8827kW/12000 bHP
  • Speed: 21 knots
  • Capacity: Ins: 9718/ 12 passengers
  • Call Sign: GRAN, J8IP8, C4PI
  • IMO Number: 7218321
  • Official Number: 342632/707926
  • Port of Registry: Boston/UK  🇬🇧, Limassol/Cyprus 🇨🇾, Piraeus/Greece 🇬🇷, Kingstown/ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 🇻🇨
  • Sister-Ship: Geestcrest (723), Geestland (728), Geest-tide (722)


 June 12th 1972: Launched.

January 26th 1973: Competed as GEESTSTAR for Geest Line Ltd. Boston..

Nigel Thornton Collection

Nigel Thornton Collection

1979: For Geest Industries (Boston) Ltd

1986: FRIO BRAZIL for Seabridge Shipping Ltd., Limassol. Manager: Lomar Shipping Ltd., London.

© Brian Fisher

© Brian Fisher (August 1986)

© Courtesy of Chris Howell

© Courtesy of Chris Howell (Cardiff, 07/10/1986)

1990: FRIO AMAZON for Sand Tern Navigation Co. Ltd., Limassol.

Nigel Thornton Collection

Nigel Thornton Collection

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© Frank Foerst © Frank Foerst

© Frank Foerst (Hamburg, 04/03/1990)(Both) 

© Frank Foerst

© Frank Foerst  (Hamburg, 02/05/1990) 

1991: Matin Marine Co. Ltd., Limassol. Manager: Elounda Shipping S.A., Piraeus.

© Joerg Seyler © Pieter Inpyn

© Joerg Seyler (Hamburg, 01/06/1992)(Left)  © Pieter Inpyn (Hook, 01/09/1992)(Right)

1994: SICAN for Liblease Two Ltd., Kingstown , Saint Vincent. Manager: Roswell Navigation Corp., Piraeus.

1995: NAC for Hogarth Investments Corporation, Panama. Manager: Manager: Roswell Navigation Corp., Piraeus.

November 6th 1995: Broken up at Chittagong.

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