Cargo VesselsPast and Present

MV Summer Wind – Past and Present

MV Summer Wind

ex Chiquita Burica, Edyth L

© Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1985 by Kurushima Dock, Co., Ltd (Yard No. 2392), 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: 12,660 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: 3EIQ4, C6RN8
  • IMO Number: 8410574
  • Official Number: 8000250
  • Registry: Republic of Panama/Bermuda /Nassau, Bahamas/ Bermuda
  • Sister-ships: Summer Bay, Summer Flower, Summer Meadow


June 11th 1985: Keel laid.

November 1st 1985: Completed and delivered to Leif Hoegh & Co., Ltd as EDYTH L.

1990: Registered Owner; Blue Pearl Line S.A. Renamed CHIQUITA BURICA.

1996: Renamed SUMMER WIND.

1997: Registered Owner; Unicool Shipping.

2002: Registered Manager; Teekay Marine Services AS.

2004: Registered Owner; Wind Shipping Corp. Registered Manager; Chartworld Shipping Corp.

© Gerolf Drebes

© Gerolf Drebes

 © Henk Guddee    © Henk Guddee

 © Henk Guddee

© Henk Guddee (17/08/2008) (all)

2012: Laid up at Falmouth.

© Barrie Clark   © Barrie Clark

© Barrie Clark (both)

December 1st 2012: Left Falmouth and returned to service South American fruit trade..

© Bob Scott

© Bob Scott

September 10th 2014: Reportedly went for scrap at Alang

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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: Barrie Clark, Gerolf Drebes, Henk Guddee and Bob Scott for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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