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MV Sierra Lara – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9120205

MV Sierra Lara

© Cees Bustraan

Sierra Lara – © Cees Bustraan (Port of Curacao, 29/08/2016)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1996 by Construcciones Navales P. Freire S.A. Vigo, Spain (Yard No 392) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 117.27 m (overall) 108.50 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: m
    Depth: 9.75 m
    Draught: 6.70 m (Summer)
    Tonnage: 5110 gross/2314 net/5970t deadweight
    Engines: 1 x B&W 7S35MC diesel
    Power: 59070kW/HP
    Speed:  17 knots
    Capacity: 41 x 20 ft containers or 16 FEU + 9 TEU/ 41 Reefer Plugs/260.050 ft³
  • Cargo Gear: 4 x Cranes – SWL 5,0 t each
    Call Sign: 3FKE6, PJYP, 9HA3420, PCOZ, C6DI3
  • MMSI Number: 311000862
  • IMO Number: 9120205
    Port of Registry: Panama, Willemstad/ Netherlands, Willemstad/Curacao, Valletta/Malta, Groningen/Netherlands, Nassau/Bahamas
    Sister Ships: Sierra Laurel, Sierra Lobo, Sierra Leyre

Current AIS Location

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September 1996: Delivered by Construcciones Navales P. Freire S.A., Vigo as SIERRA LARA to Maritima del Norte Corp., Panama. Managed by Maritima del Norte S.A.. Manager; Green Reefers.

© Gena Anfimov © Gena Anfimov © Gena Anfimov

Sierra Lara – © Gena Anfimov (Klaipeda, 12/07/2006)

April 2008: Sold to Seatrade Groningen B.V.,

June 2008: Transferred to Sierra Lara Shipping Co. B.V., Willemstad-N.A. Managed by Seatrade Groningen B.V., Groningen.

© Willem Oldenburg © Willem Oldenburg

Sierra Lara – © Willem Oldenburg (Ijmuiden, 10/07/2012)

July 10th 2014: Sold to Sierra Lara Shipping Co. N.V., Groningen.

© Cees Bustraan © Cees Bustraan © Cees Bustraan

Sierra Lara – © Cees Bustraan (Port of Curacao, 29/08/2016)

© Erwin Willemse © Erwin Willemse

Sierra Lara – © Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 14/05/2019)

December 23rd 2020: Registered Owner; Centauri Partners Ltd.

April 22nd 2021: Due at Dover

🆕 Sierra Lara – © Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping) (Dover 22/04/2021)

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, Willem Oldenburg, Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping) and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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