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MV Hilco Girl – Cargo from the Past

MV Baltic Sea

ex Provincia de Guayas, Ciudad de Guayaquil, Lucky I, Lucky, Timur Girl, Hilco Girl, Golar Girl

© Gordon Wise

© Gordon Wise

Steel single screw motor (Clipper Standard class) vessel built in 1973 by Drammen Slip & Verksted, Drammen (Yard No 75) as Refrigerated Cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 140.62¬†m (overall) 131.88 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 18.04¬†m
  • Depth: 11.64¬†m
  • Draught: 8.287 – 9,024¬†m
  • Tonnage:¬†4829 – 4893 gross/2459 net/7600 – 7722 deadweight
  • Engines:Oil 2SA¬†8-cylinder Sulzer type 8RND68 diesel
  • Power: 9847 kW/13200 bHP
  • Speed:¬†23 knots (max)
  • Capacity:¬†G; 10,555m¬≥ Ins; 10,280m¬≥
  • Call Sign:¬†LLDT, SWWL, HCZV, C6TX
  • IMO Number: 7305760
  • Official Number: 3133 (LR 1984 -85), 724963 (LR 2001)
  • Port of Registry:¬†Oslo/Norway, Tvedestrand/Norway, Piraeus/Greece, Guayaquil/Ecuador, Nassau/Bahamas


1973: Built as GOLAR GIRL at Drammen Slip & Verksted, Drammen for I/S Golar Girl (Gotaas-Larsen A/S), Oslo.

February 8th 1973: Launched.

May 25th 1973: Completed.

1973: On charter to Salen Reefer Services A/B, Stockholm, Sweden.

1977: Transferred to I/S Hilco Girl (Gotaas-Larsen A/S), Oslo. Renamed HILCO GIRL.

Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell

1981: Sold to Eastern Reefers Pte. Ltd., Singapore. Renamed TIMUR GIRL.

1983: Sold to Silversand Shipping S.A., Piraeus, Greece. Renamed LUCKY.

© Leo Johannes

© Leo Johannes (Eemshaven, Netherlands 01/01/1983)

© Yvo Perchoc

© Yvo Perchoc (Brest 09/01/193)

1984: Renamed LUCKY I. Same owner.

1984: Sold for USD 1.800.000 to Naviera del Pacifico S.A., Guayaquil, Ecuador. Renamed CIUDAD DE GUAYAQUIL.

1988: Renamed PROVINCIA DEL GUAYAS. Same owner.

1995: Sold to Conception Island Shipping Ltd., Nassau, Bahamas and renamed BALTIC SEA. Ship Manager; Trireme Vessel Management, Belgium.

© Capt Peter  © Capt Peter

© Capt Peter (GUQ Inner Anchge 07/06/2006)

2009: Broken up in November by unknown shipbreakers at Callao, Peru.

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: Capt Peter, Chris Howell, Leo Johannes, Yvon Perchoc and Gordon Wise for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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