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Mv Skier – Cargo from the Past

Mv Skier Star

ex Skier, Tundra Skier, Hilco Skier

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1980 by Framnæs Verksted A/S, Sandefjord, Norway (Yard No 194) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 156.17 m (overall) 145.01 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 23.04 m
  • Depth: 14.84 m
  • Draught: 9.816 m
  • Tonnage: 6764 – 9064 gross/3425 – 4912 net/12545 deadweight
  • Engines: 2 SA 6-cylinder Sulzer 6RND90 (A/S Horten Verft) diesels
  • Power: 14000 kW/20100 HP
  • Fuel Consumption: 73tn per day!
  • Speed: 22 knots
  • Capacity: 4 holds. 135 TEU (Five side doors port and starboard), 135 x 20 ft containers. 15,339 m³
  • Call Sign: LJLF, C6KU4
  • IMO Number: 7915553
  • Official Number: 19519
  • Port of Registry: Oslo/Norway, Panama, Nassau/Bahamas
  • Sister-Ship: Hilco Sprinter, Hilco Speedster, Hilco Scamper
  • Near Sister-Ship: Hilco Skater


1980:  Built as HILCO SKIER

June 26th 1980: Launched for K/S Hilco Skier & Co. A/S (Irgens Larsen A/S), Oslo.

January 6th 1981: Completed.

© Phil English

© Phil English (Sheerness 19/09/1981)

© Frank Foerst

© Frank Foerst (10/03/1984)

1987: Transferred to Skater Shipping Inc. (Irgens Larsen A/S, Oslo), Panama.

1988: Sold to Tundra Skier Corp. (Irgens Larsen A/S, Oslo), Panama. Renamed TUNDRA SKIER.

1991: Sold in December to Skier Shipping S.A., Nassau, Bahamas. Renamed SKIER.

© Mike Jackson

© Mike Jackson (@ Dover)

1994: Registered Manager; Enterprises Shipping & Trading, Athens, Greece.

1997: Registered Manager;  Silvertrans Shipping, Antwerp, Belgium.

2002: Sold for USD 2.300.000 to Verity Shipping S.A., Nassau (Chartworld Shipping Corp., Piraeus, Greece), Panama. Renamed SKIER STAR.


© Aleksi Lindström

© Daniel Ferro   © Daniel Ferro

© Daniel Ferro (15/05/2009)

© Mick Warwick

© Mick Warwick (27/05/2009)

© Manuel Hernández Lafuente

© Manuel Hernández Lafuente (13/01/2008)

2010: Sold in August to breakers for USS 440 per LDT (Total USD 3.348.400).

August 19th 2010: Arrived at Jamnagar, India for scrapping (by Sachana).

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: Phil English, Frank Foerst, Daniel Ferro, Mike Jackson, Manuel Hernández Lafuente, Aleksi Lindström and Mick Warwick for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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