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MV Winter Water, Cargo from the Past

MV Cadiz Carrier

Ex Winter Water, Zenit Water, Winter Water

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1979 by Götaverken Öresundsvarvet Ab, Landskrona (Yard No. 266) for Salénrederierna Ab/ Zenit Kylfinans Ab, Stockholm as Refrigerated Cargo Ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 169.20m (overall) 157.71m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 25.76 m
  • Depth: 15.09 m
  • Draught: 10.11 m
  • Tonnage: 11,736 gross/6,244 net/15100 deadweight
  • Engines: One 2SA 6-cylinder B & W- Gotaverken diesel
  • Power: 15079 kW/20,500 bhp
  • Speed:  22.0 knots (max) 19.0 knots (laden)
  • Capacity: 17,100 cu/m (240 TEU)
  • Holds/Hatches: 4; 26.9/29.7/28.8/28.8 (including four side doors on each side)
  • Call Sign: SFYV, C6KN2
  • IMO Number: 7707891
  • Official Number: 383548(1992-93)
  • Port of Registry: Stockholm/Sweden, Singapore, Nassau/Bahamas
  • Sister-Ship: Winter Moon, Winter Sea, Winter Star, Winter Sun, Winter Wave


February 1979: Delivered to Salénrederierna Ab/ Zenit Kylfinans Ab, Stockholm as WINTER WATER.

© John White  Nigel Thornton Collection

© John White (left) Nigel Thornton Collection (right)

1984: Salénrederierna Ab collapsed and the ships were taken over by the Swedish state-owned Zenit Shipping A/B before passing to Cool Carriers management and renamed ZENIT WATER.

Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell

© Frank Foerst  © Frank Foerst

© Frank Foerst

January 1987: Sold to Sacharissa Trading Pte, Ltd, Singapore and renamed WINTER WATER.

1989: Sold to Kvaerner Reefer A/S, Oslo, Norway.

1989: Sold to Bylock & Nordsjöfrakt, Skärhamn, Sweden.

1992: Transferred to Bahamas registry, home port Nassau.

1992: Registered Owner; Heptagon Maritime Pte. Ltd. Registered Manager; Nordic Oriental Shipmanagement A/B.

© Brent

© Brent (1997)

January 2000: Sold to Del Monte (Dobson Fleet management, Limassol, Cyprus) and renamed CADIZ CARRIER.

2001: Registered Owner; Cadiz Shipping. Registered Manager; DFM, Poland

© Juan-Carlos C  © Juan-Carlos C

© Juan-Carlos C

October 2009: Sold to Indian breakers.

October 16th 2009: Arrived Alang, India.

November 19th 2009: Beached for scrapping.

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: Brent, Juan Carlos C, Frank Foerst, Chris Howell and John White for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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