Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Summer Meadow – Past and Present

MV Summer Meadow

ex Chiquita Bocas, Irma M

© Hans Esveldt

© Hans Esveldt

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1985 by Kurushima Dock, Co., Ltd (Yard No. 2375), for Leif Hoegh & Co., Ltd as a refrigerated/cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length:¬†169.09m (overall), 158.53m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth of hull:¬†24.01m
  • Depth:¬†13.21m
  • Draught:¬†9.529m
  • Tonnage:¬†12,659 gross (ITC 69), 6,755 net (ITC 69), 13,636 deadweight
  • Engines:¬†B & W 7L70MC diesel
  • Power:¬†19810bhp/14571 kW
  • Speed:¬†24 knots (max)
  • Capacity:¬†588,595 cu ft, 6,283 sq m
  • Cranes:¬†3 x 36t + 1 x 10t
  • Reefer plugs:¬†82
  • Call Sign:¬†ZCSI, ZCAY8, C6RN9,
  • IMO Number:¬†8407814
  • Official Number: 708307
  • Registry:¬†Hong Kong, Hamilton/Bermuda. Nassau/Bahamas
  • Sister-ships:¬†Summer Bay,¬†Summer Flower, Summer Wind.


1985: Completed as IRMA M for Blue Pearl Line. Registered Manger; Manager; Hoegh Fleet Services.

1990: Renamed CHIQUITA BOCAS. Registered Owner; Lake Biwa Shipping Ltd. Registered Manager; Great White Fleet Ltd.

1996: Renamed SUMMER MEADOW. Registered Owner; Unicool. Registered Manager; Hoegh Fleet Services.

2003: Registered Owner; Meadow Shipping Corp.

© Henk Guddee  © Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee

August 2014: Laid up in Falmouth.

© Barrie Clark  © Barrie Clark

© Barrie Clark


© Aleksi Lindström

November 2014: Returned to service. Registered Owner; Chartworld Shipping.

© Cees Bustraan  © Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan

August 7th 2015: To Falmouth for lay-up.

November 24th 2015: Left Falmouth, destination Agadir.

January 2017: Reportedly sold for scrap.

 © Facebook Group, Ship Breaking   © Facebook Group, Ship Breaking

  © Facebook Group, Ship Breaking

January 9th 2017: Arrived at Alang for scrapping.

 © Facebook Group, Ship Breaking   © Facebook Group, Ship Breaking

 © Facebook Group, Ship Breaking

We would like to thank: Cees Bustraan, Barrie Clark, Hans Esveldt, Henk Guddee and Aleksi Lindström for their assistance in producing this feature. All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for errors and omissions.

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

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