MV Spring Deli
Ex Spring Delight
Spring Deli – © Cees Bustraan (Willemstad, 05/10/2007)
Steel single screw “Spring Class” motor vessel, built in 1984 by Korea Shipbuilding & Engineering Corp, Busan (Yard No. 1022), as a Refrigerated Cargo ship.
- Length: 152.30 m (overall) 143.65 m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth: 24.0 m
Depth: 13.42 m
Draught: 8.6 m
Tonnage: 12783 gross/4245 net/9891t deadweight
Engines: 6-cylinder Hyundai Engine & Machinery 6L67GBE diesel
Power: 7679 kW/10440 bHP
Speed: 18 knots (max)
Capacity: 12830m³ (Bales), 290 x 20 ft (containers)
Call Sign: VRBT, PJFF
IMO Number: 8220424
Official Number: 706820
Port of Registry: Hong Kong/UK, Monrovia/Liberia, Willemstad/Netherlands Antilles
Sister-Ship: Spring Blossom (I) (1055), Spring Blossom (2) (1056), Spring Bird (1057), Spring Breeze (2283), Spring Bride (2285), Spring Desire (1023), Spring Dream (I) (271)
“One of eight similar “Spring Class”, built at four different shipyards, each having a capacity of 430,000 cu ft “.
May 2nd 1983: Keel laid.
August 31st 1983: Launched.
February 1984: Completed as SPRING DELIGHT.
Spring Delight – © Capt Jan Melchers (Left) © Ingvar (Rotterdam, Sept 1987) (Right)
1992: Registered owner: Spring Delight. Manager; E, Jacob.
Spring Delight – © Simonwp (Terneuzen, 01/06/2000)
Spring Delight – Courtesy of Chris Howell
2002: Unknown owner and manager.
2002: Registered owner; Spring Delight, Manager; E, Jacob.
2003: Registered manager; Seatrade Groningen. Renamed SPRING DELI.
2004: Registered owner; Spring Deli Shipping Co B.V.
2007: Registered owner: B.V. Shipping Company “Spring Deli”. Manager: Seatrade Groningen B.V.
Spring Deli – © Nigel Thornton (Dover, 24/01/2007)
Spring Deli – © Gerolf Drebes (Elbe, 05/09/2007)
Spring Deli – © Wil Weijsters (Rotterdam, 29/04/2010)
June 4th 2012: Arrived at Yazici Gemi Sokum, Aliaga and scrapped at 345 $ per ton.
Spring Deli – 🆕 © Selim San
Spring Deli – © Petros Psarras
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: Cees Bustraan, Gerolf Drebes, Chris Howell, Ingvar, Capt Jan Melchers, Petros Psarras, Selim San, Simonwp and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.
Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group).