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MV Oriental Reefer – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9158549

MV Oriental Reefer

Ex Oriental Peony, Benguela Stream

© Yvon Perchoc

© Yvon Perchoc

Steel single screw “Agulhas Stream type” motor vessel built in 1998 by Kitanihon Zosen K.K.  (Yard No 312) as a Refrigerated cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 150 m (overall) 138.50 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 22.0 m
  • Depth: 13.30 m
  • Draught: 9.26 m (Max)
  • Tonnage: 9298 gross/4983 net/11048t deadweight
  • Engines: 1 x Hitachi/MAN-B&W 8S50MC-C – 8 – cylinder 2 stroke single acting diesel
  • Power: 12622kW/17166 bHP
  • Speed: 14.9 knots (Service) 20.3 knots (Max)
  • Capacity: 284 x 20 ft containers/126 Reefer Plugs/Grain: 14.846 m³
  • Cargo Handling Gear: 2 x Deck cranes – SWL 40,6 t each/2 x Cranes – SWL 8,0 t
  • Call Sign: 3EHA2, C6EW3, PENR
  • MMSI Number: 311001018
  • IMO Number: 9158549
  • RI Number: 103586
  • Port of Registry: Groningen/ The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Panama City/Panama 🇵🇦, Nassau/The Bahamas 🇧🇸
  • Sister-Ship: Agulhas Stream (311), Klipper Stream (316), Stream Express (318) ++

Current AIS Location

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November 29th 1997: Keel laid.

February 7th 1998: Launched.

April 19th 1998: Delivered as BENGUELA STREAM to Owner: Benguela Stream Shipping. Operator: Seatrade Groningen B.V.

© Carlo Martinelli © Fotoflite Ref 227611

© Carlo Martinelli (Left) © Fotoflite (Right) 

© Peter Wearing © Brent

© Peter Wearing (Dover) (Left) © Brent (Right)

© Robert Fournier © Robert Fournier

© Robert Fournier

October 2018: ORIENTAL PEONY to Owner & manager: Sasanqua Shipping S.A., Osaka – Japan

December 2020: ORIENTAL REEFER Owner: Savona Shipping S.A., Limassol – Cyprus. Manager: Acheon Akti Navigation Co. Ltd., Limassol – Cyprus.

© Ulf Kornfield

© Ulf Kornfield (Samso Belt, 28/05/2023)

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© Fotoflite (Both)

© Anatoly Rudkov

© Anatoly Rudkov (St Petersburg, 22/09/2023)

July 7th 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: Fotoflite, Robert Fournier, Ulf Kornfield. Carlo Martinelli, Yvon Perchoc, Anatoly Rudkov and Peter Wearing for their assistance in producing this feature.

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