ex Qingdao Reefer, Green Mountain, Manila Tiger, Reefer Tiger
© Juergen Braker
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1983 by Hayashikane SB & Eng. Co. Ltd., Shimonoseki (Yard No 1266) as a Refrigerated Cargo Ship
- Length: 142.02 m (overall) 134.02 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 19.84 m
- Depth: 12.53 m
- Draught: 8.502 m
- Tonnage: 7777 gross/3909 net/8489t deadweight
- Engines: 2 (SA) 6-cylinder Mitsubishi-Kobe diesels
- Power: 6708 kW/91420 bHP
- Speed: 17.25 knots
- Capacity: Ins; 11,612m³
- Call Sign: 3FFL2, DUDU, A8AX9
- IMO Number: 8312033
- Official Number: 12105 – 230574
- Port of Registry: Panama, Manila/Philippines….. Monrovia/Liberia
- Sister-Ships (near): Nippon Reefer, New Zealand Reefer.
Lauritzen regularly upgraded its fleet with both owned and chartered ships, and in the early 1980’s added three of the world’s largest engines-aft refrigerated ships, the 142m 8012gt NIPPON REEFER and NEW ZEALAND REEFER of 1982 … and similar REEFER TIGER of 1983.…”
1983: REEFER TIGER, Registered Owner; J Lauritzen. Registered Manager; Open Sea Maritime S.A.
1989: MANILA TIGER. Registered Manager; Sagana Shipping Inc.
© Ted Ingham (Left) © Mike Jackson (Right)
1995 : GREEN MOUNTAIN. Registered Manager; Laskaridis Shipping.
© Daniel Ferro
2007: QINGDAO REEFER.
© Dennis Mortimer
January 15th 2009: Detained at Koper, Slovenia. Registered Owner; Laskaridis Shipping Piraeus Greece. Detained for 3 days, 33 recorded deficiencies.
2010: MONTEVIDEO. Registered Owner; Sand Lily Corp.
© Juergen Braker
October 2012: Scrapped at Alang.
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: Juergen Braker, Daniel Ferro, Ted Ingham, Mike Jackson and Dennis Mortimer for their assistance in producing this feature.
Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)