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MV Tropical Morn (1986) – Cargo from the Past

IMO Number: 8408870

MV Yong Hang 9

Ex Tropical Reefer, Tropical Morn

© Simonwp

Tropical Morn – © Simonwp (Terneuzen, 01/06/2003)

Steel single screw motor vessel built 1986 in by Korea Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd Pusan South Korea (Yard No 1030) as a Refrigerated Cargo Ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 149.41 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 21.51 m
    Depth: m
    Draught: 9.74 m (Max)
    Tonnage: 9749 gross/ net/11979t deadweight
    Engines: 1 x MAN-B & W / Hyundai ‘ 6L60MCE 6 cylinders diesel
    Power: 7149kW/9720bHP
    Speed:  21 knots (Max)
    Capacity: 13,944 m³/48 TEU
  • Cargo Handling: 2 cranes of a lifting capacity of 30 ts each and 2 cranes of 10 ts each.
    Call Sign: C6FR7, XUKV4
    IMO Number: 8408870
  • SKR Number: 00129
    Port of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas, Phnom Penh/Cambodia, Panama
    Sister Ships: Tropical Mist (1029), Tropical Sky (1031), Tropical Star (1032)


June 1st 1985: Keel laid.

October 15th 1985: Launched.

March 6th 1986: Completed as TROPICAL MORN for Owner; Dole Fresh Fruit, Boca Raton, FL, United States of America. Operator; Dole Food Company, Thousand Oaks, CA, United States of America, Manager; Reefership Marine Services Limited Dept. 1535, Miami, FL, United States of America.

© Ken Larwood

Tropical Morn – © Ken Larwood (Dover, May 1996)

2008: Detained in Valparaiso, Chile.

2009: Detained in Lisbon, Portugal.

© Dennis Mortimer

Tropical Morn – © Dennis Mortimer (Piraeus Roads, 06/03/2010)

© Jens Boldt © Jens Boldt © Jens Boldt

Tropical Morn – © Jens Boldt (Hamburg, 08/08/2010)

2011: Sold to Avgerios Shipping Corporation (Chartworld Shipping Corporation Athens Greece as manager) Majuro Marshall Island,renamed TROPICAL REEFER.

2014: YONG HANG 9 for Owner; Yonghang Shipping International Co. Manager; Haoda Shipping Management Intl.

2017: Detained in Nakhodka, Russia and Zhoushan China.

2017 (All): Renamed YONG H then XONG HANG, then YOLGO, then XMNG HANG 9 and finally YONG.

January 24th 2018: Arrived Alang, India.

February 3rd 2018: Beached on Plot No. 130 for demolition by Star Ship Breaking Corporation, Bhavnagar.

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: Jens Boldt, Ken Larwood and Dennis Mortimer for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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