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MV Malayan Reefer – Cargo from the Past

MV Malayan Reefer

Ex Atitlan

© Derek Longly

Atitlan – © Derek Longly (Dover, 01/08/1981)

Steel single screw ”A” Class motor vessel built in 1965 by Eriksbergs Mekaniska Verkstads AB, Gothenburg (Yard No 557) as a Refrigerated Cargo/General Cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 148.8m (overall) 137.2m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 18.98 m
  • Depth: 11.89m
  • Draught: 8.412 m
  • Tonnage: 8,067 gross/4,291 – 4,556 net/8300 – 8433 deadweight
  • Engines: Oil 2SA 8-cylinder B & W 7-7VT2BF-160 diesel
  • Power: 7460kW/10000bhp
  • Speed: 18.5 knots (service)
  • Capacity: 12 passengers/370000 cu.ft (bale) 374510 cu.ft (insulated)
  • Number of Hatches: 4 (34’, 33’, 33’, 33’ x 18½) also side hatches.
  • Call Sign: SLTI, DUHF
  • IMO Number: 5028734
  • Official Number: 10108
  • Port of Registry: Stockholm/Sweden, Manila/Philippines
  • Sister-Ship: Atlantide


October 12th 1960: Launched as ATITLAN

December 27th 1960: Delivered to Salénrederierna Ab, Stockholm.

Courtesy of Chris Howell

1974: Continuous survey.

November 1975: Sold to Skanfil Shipping Inc, Philippines (c/o Salen Reefer Services, Stockholm).

November 1976: Renamed MALAYAN REEFER.

© Ken Lubi © Ken Lubi

© Ken Lubi (Tyne, 25/09/1978)

June 12th 1984: To Enterprise Co Ltd Kaohsiung, Taiwan for breaking by Gwo Yeong Enterprise Co.

June 28th 1984: Scrapping commenced.

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: Chris Howell, Derek Longly and Ken Lubi for their assistance in producing this feature.

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



  1. I would give anything to have the ship plans of MS (MV) Fairweather when she was built on the Hudson in 1949.

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