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MV Snow Flake – Cargo from the Past

IMO Number: 7117319

MV Santos Star

Ex Snow Delta, Santos Star, Limari, Santos Star, Blue Sea, South View, Snow Flake

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© Mike Griffiths

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1972 by Chantiers Nav, De La Ciotat, La Ciotat, France (Yard No. 280), for Saléns Rederiet, Stockholm.

Technical Data

  • Length: 173.31 m (overall) 160.0 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 24.69 m
    Depth: 14.91 m
    Draught: 10.30 m
    Tonnage: 10712 gross/5702 net/12782 t deadweight
    Engines: One 8-cylinder Sulzer 8RND90 diesel
    Power: 17065 kW/23208 bHP
    Speed: 22.7 knots
    Capacity: 5HO: 26.1, 21.3, 18.6, 25.6/ Ins: 17319
    Call Sign: SENN, S6HR, C6MD6
    IMO Number: 7117319
    Official Number: 11257
    Port of Registry: Stockholm/Sweden 🇸🇪, Panama 🇵🇦, Hamilton/Bermuda 🇧🇲, Hong Kong 🇭🇰, Singapore 🇸🇬, Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸
    • Sister-Ship: Snow Ball (284), Snow Crystal (286), Snow Drift (283), Snow Flower (279), Snow Hill (285), Snow Land (281), Snow Storm (282)


The second of the eight ship “Snow Class” completed at La Ciotat in 1972 – 74. Designed in consultation with United Brands, with which Salen had had a long and intimate trading association, and intended as versatile carriers for any reefer trade, with refrigeration down to minus 25deg C.

1972: Delivered to Saléns Rederiet, Stockholm.

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1984: Sold to Salén UK Shipping Management, England and renamed SOUTH VIEW.

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1984: Sold to South View Shipping, Hamilton, Bermuda.

June 1985: Sold to Whitwill, Cole & Co, England and renamed BLUE SEA.

November 1985: Sold to Wallem Shipmanagement, Hong Kong and renamed SANTOS STAR.

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December 1986: Sold to Minolta Shipping, Hong Kong and renamed LIMARI.

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July 1987: Renamed SANTOS STAR.

1989: Sold to Austasia Maritime Pte, Ltd, Singapore.

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1992: Together with SANTIAGO STAR (ex SNOW BALL) had their holds rebuilt at Gdansk for carrying standard 2.1 m high pallets.

January 1996: Sold to Blue Star Reefers, Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas and renamed SNOW DELTA.

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1990’s (late): Sold to Target Marine, Piraeus.

January 2001: Renamed SANTOS STAR.

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© Pascal Bredel

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July 29th 2002: Laid up in the River Fal.

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© Krispen Atkinson

2005: With Target Marine.

2005: In Service Registered owner: Lyford Shipping, Piraeus. Manager: Target Marine SA. Piraeus.

2006: Sold for $356 per lbt or $3.32m for demolition in Chittagong.

August 21st 2008: Arrived at Chittagong, Bangladesh for demolition.

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: Krispen Atkinson, Pascal Bredel and Mike Griffiths for their assistance in producing this feature.

Sincere thanks go to Nigel Scutt @ Fotoflite for his support and generosity.

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

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