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MV Lagoon Phoenix (Ex Dover Phoenix) – Cargo from the Past

IMO Number: 9047245

MV Lagoon Phoenix

ex River Phoenix, Clover Moon, Dover Phoenix

© Willem Oldenburg

🆕 © Willem Oldenburg (Ijmuiden, 23/02/2023)

Steel single screw “Amber Cherry” class motor vessel built in in 1993 by Shin Kochi Jyuko KK Kochi Japan (Yard No 7028 ) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 134.02 m (overall) 125.0 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 20.8 m
  • Depth: 10.17 m
  • Draught: 7.573 m (Max)
  • Tonnage: 7313 gross/4812 net/8044 deadweight
  • Engines: (1) 2T – 8 cyl – Mitsubishi Type 8UEC45LA diesel
  • Power: 7061 kW/9594HP
  • Speed: 19.3 knots
  • Capacity: 4 Holds, 11136.00. Reefer Plugs; 12
  • Call Sign: 3FEG3, VQML7, PJXG, A8OE4, C6GI5
  • IMO Number: 9047245
  • Official Number: 20719-93c
  • MMSI Number:311001255
  • Port of Registry: Panama 🇵🇦, London/United Kingdom 🇬🇧, Curacao 🇨🇼, Willemstad/Netherlands Antilles 🇳🇱, Monrovia/Liberia 🇱🇷, Bahamas 🇧🇸
  • Sister-Ship:  Amber Cherry (7021), Amber Rose (7026), Magellan Phoenix (7031), Windward Phoenix (7032), Amber Lily (7038)

Current AIS Location

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January 2nd 1993: DOVER PHOENIX Completed. Manager: Kyoku Ship Managing S.A., Owner: Kyoku Ship Managing S.A.

© ToptoToe

© ToptoToe

1997: CLOVER MOON Manager: Owner: Win Guide Ltd.


1999: RIVER PHOENIX Manager: Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd., London, Great Britain Owner: Fast Shipping Ltd., London, Great Britain.

© Fotoflite Image Ref 254122 © Fotoflite Image Ref 284491

🆕 © Fotoflite (06/09/2004)

July 30th 2007: RIVER PHOENIX Manager: Seatrade Groningen B.V., Groningen, Netherlands Owner: River Phoenix Shipping Company B.V., Willemstad (NA), Netherlands Antilles.

January 2008: RIVER PHOENIX Manager: Triton Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG, Leer, Germany Owner: Schiffahrtsgesellschaft River Phoenix G.m.b.H., Leer, Germany.

© Jens Boldt © Jens Boldt  

© Jens Boldt (30/03/2008)

© Vladimir Knyaz © Vladimir Knyaz

© Vladimir Knyaz (27/11/2009)

February 2012: LAGOON PHOENIX Manager: Triton Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG, Leer, Germany Owner: Lagoon Phoenix Shipping Co., Leer, Germany.

© Theo Hinrichs

© Theo Hinrichs (03/10/2016)

© Theo Hinrichs

© Theo Hinrichs (23/10/2016)

© Willem Oldenburg  

© Willem Oldenburg (02/01/2017)

February 1st 2018: Manager: Seatrade Groningen BV.

November 30th2022: Registered Owner: Lagoon Phoenix Shipping Co. (c/o Seatrade Groningen)

December 29th 2023: Provisionally due at Dover.

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, Fotoflite, Theo Hinrichs, Vladimir Knyaz, Willem Oldenburg, nok-schiffsbilder and ToptoToe for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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