Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Luzon Strait – Past and Present

MV Luzon Strait

ex Tiger Max

© Ivan Meshkov

© Ivan Meshkov

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2002 by CSBC Corporation, Taiwan (Yard No 730) as a Refrigerated cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length:¬†167¬†m (overall) 156.17 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth:¬†25¬†m
  • Depth:¬†13.4 m
  • Draught:¬†9.31¬†m
  • Tonnage:¬†14,413 gross/6,431 net/ 13512t deadweight
  • Engines:(1) 2T – 7 cyl ¬†MAN B&W S60MC-C diesel
  • Power:¬†15785 kW/21447 HP
  • Speed:¬†21 knots
  • Capacity:¬†15 holds, 17726.65 cu.m. 220 40ft containers with 200 reefer plugs or a total of 440 TEUs on deck.
  • Call Sign:¬†A81O4, 9HA3803
  • IMO Number:¬†9204960
  • MMSI Number:¬†256064000
  • Veristar Register Number:¬†00733Y
  • Port of Registry:¬†Groningen/Netherlands, Monrovia/Liberia, Valletta/Malta
  • Sister-Ship:¬†Lombok Strait

Current AIS Location

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November 1st 2000: Ordered as TIGER MAX for Enterprises Shipping & Trading SA, Athens and acquired by Seatrade Groningen BV

July 22nd 2002: Completed.

August 30th 2002: Delivered as LUZON STRAIT to BV Shipping Co. Luzon Strait, Groningen, managed by Seatrade Groningen BV

‚ÄúOriginally these two ships were not designed according to Seatrade specifications etc. but for another reefer fleet owner. However they failed to take delivery of both vessels obviously due to the drop in the reefer market and the somewhat anxious expectations for the then near future) and it was just at that stage that the vessels were placed for sale on the open market. Seatrade purchased both vessels in a relatively short time span of about 3 months including preliminary and thereafter detailed introduction to the vessels, purchasing negotiations, financing, paper work, inspections, technical trials, delivery etc.‚ÄĚ

© Cees Bustraan  © Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan  © Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan

February 2006: Sold to Luzon Strait Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG. Managed by Triton Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG

© Gena Anfimov  © Gena Anfimov

© Gena Anfimov

January 2018: Chartered to Geest Line.

© Ed Connell  © Ed Connell

© Ed Connell (approaching Dover 03/02/2018)

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: Gina Anfimov, Cees Bustraan, Ed Connell and Ivan Meshkov for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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