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MV Green Costa Rica – Past and Present

IMO Number: 8912120

MV Green Costa Rica

Ex Prince, Crystal Prince

© Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 26/07/2022)

Steel single screw “Crystal 1992 Class” motor vessel, built in 1992 by Boelwerf S.A. Vlaanderen, Temse (Yard No. 1535) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 131.25 m (overall) 121.0 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 19.60 m
    Depth: 12.85 m
    Draught: 8.853 m
    Tonnage: 7743 gross/3726 net/7721t deadweight
    Engines: Mitsui 7 S 50 MC, two stroke single acting diesel             
    Power: kW/11012 bHP
    Speed: 19.7 knots (Max)
    Capacity: 375 723 cu ft
    Holds/Hatches/Compartments: 3/3/12
    Floor-space: 4495 m2
    Container capacity on deck: TEU 3 x 34t K,1 x 8t K,3 L. .
    Reefer plugs: 29 on weather-decks
    Call Sign: C6RN5, V2TO, C6WB3
    MMSI Number: 309689000
    IMO Number: 8912120
    DNV iD Number: 21772
    Port of Registry: Luxembourg/Luxembourg 🇱🇺, Monrovia/Liberia 🇱🇷, Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸, Saint Johns/Antigua & Barbuda 🇦🇬, Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸
    Sister Ships: Green Chile (1538), Green Honduras (1536), Green Guatamala (1537), Green Italia (1544), Green Brazil (1545)

Current AIS Location

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June 8th 1990: Keel laid.

August 2nd 1991: Launched.

February 1992: Delivered as CRYSTAL PRINCE to Owner/Manager: Höegh Fleet Services AS.

© JL Duhamel © JL Duhamel

© JL Duhamel (Dieppe, 07/09/1998)

2000: Owner: Höegh Autoliners Shipping AS

2002: Manager: Teekay Shipping Norway AS

August 2003: PRINCE for Owner: MS Prince NTH Shipping Limited. Manager: Green Management AS

2005: Manager: Green Shipping AS

© Chris Hunsicker

© Chris Hunsicker (28/07/2005)

January 1st 2006: GREEN COSTA RICA for Owner: Green Shipping 3 AS Manager: Green Management Sp. z o.o. Gdynia. Poland

2007: Manager: Thien & Heyenga Bereederungs- und Befrachtungsgesellschaft mbH

2009: Owner: Caiano Shipping AS. Manager: Green Shipping AS.

April 2014: Owner: Green Shipping 3 AS.

2015: Operator: Seatrade Groningen.

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 16/06/2015)

© Cees Bustraan © Cees Bustraan © Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan (Willemstad, 22/01/2017)

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 17/09/2020)

🆕 December 27th 2022: Provisionally due at Dover from Rotterdam.

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, JL Duhamel, Chris Hunsicker and Willem Oldenburg for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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