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MV Green Crystal – Past and Present

IMO Number: 8920995

MV Green Crystal

Ex Carmencita

© Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 06/12/2020)

Steel single screw “Erikson Penguins ” motor vessel built in 1991 by Hollming O/Y, Rauma (Hull)(Yard No 292) Kvaerner Kleven Havyard. Leirvik. Norway (Yard No 116) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 109 m (overall) 101.40 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 18 m
  • Depth: 9.80 m
  • Draught: 7.413m (Summer)
  • Tonnage: 5084 gross/3163 net/ 6112t deadweight (Summer)
  • Engines: 1 x Wartsila 12V32D/D2 diesel
  • Power: 4045 kW/5496 bHP
  • Speed: 16.0 knots (Max) 10.4 knots (Service)
  • Capacity: 142 x 20 ft containers/44 x 40 ft containers/Cubic 265.770 ft³ / 7.521 m³/Banana side loading doors on deck each hold
  • Deck Equipment: 4 x Electric hydraulic cranes – SWL 6,0 t each
  • Call Sign: LAOG4, C6XH5
  • MMSI Number: 311009700
  • IMO Number: 8920995
  • Register Number:
  • Port of Registry: Bergen/Norway 🇳🇴, London/UK 🇬🇧, Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸
  • Sister-Ship: Erikson Crystal (105), Erikson Arctic (106), Erikson Snow (109), Erikson Nordic (113), Erikson Freezer (114), Italian Reefer (2) (115), Erikson Cooler (275), Erikson Frost (276), Erikson Winter (292), Erikson Reefer (142), Erikson Polar (143)

Current AIS Location

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March 29th 1991: Launched.   

March 1991: Delivered as CARMENCITA for Owner/Manager: A/S Rederiet Odfjell.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Portsmouth, 01/02/1995)

1998: GREEN CRYSTAL for Penguin Trader A/S

December 29th 2000: Owner: Green Crystal A/S

October 29th 2010: Owner: Green Shipping A/A

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 09/12/2012)

© Erwin Willemse © Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 10/09/2016)
July 7th 2019:
En route from Ymuiden to Douala with 14 people on board, reported as not under command due to leakage of fuel pipe, 27 nautical miles southwest of The Needles, Isle of Wight, in position lat 50 13 01.2N, long 001 44 36.6W, at 0755 hrs, UTC, on July 6. The estimated time for completion of repairs is about two and a half to three hours. The vessel is carrying 4000 metric tonnes of Frozen Fish besides 377.1 metric tonnes of Heavy Oil and 84.9 Metric tonnes of Low Sulphur Fuel Oil as bunkers on board. The weather on site is: Wind: Variable Beaufort 3 or less, increasing to 4 at times; Sea State: Smooth, occasionally slight; Weather: Mainly fair; Visibility: Good.

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 06/12/2020)

November 9th 2022: Arrived at Dover.

February 15th 2024: Provisionally 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, Simonwp and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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