Cargo from the PastPast and Present

MV Tundra Princess – Cargo from the Past

Mv Andalucia Star

Ex Tundra Princess, Del Monte Spirit

© Willem Oldenburg

© Willem Oldenburg

Steel single screw motor vessel built in by Astilleros Españoles S.A. Carretera de la Esclusa s/n (Yard No 280) as a Refrigerated Cargo Ship .

Technical Data

  • Length: 158.50 m (overall) 147.50 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 23.52 m
    Depth: 12.75 m
    Draught: 9.12 m (summer)
    Tonnage: 11658 gross/6402 net/12714t deadweight (summer)
    Engines: 1 x Burmeister & Wain 6L60MC – 6 cylinder 600 x 1.944 mm diesel engine
    Power: 9746 kW/13255 HP
    Speed: 20 knots
    Capacity: Reefer Plugs; 129/362 20ft containers/594.675 ft³ – 16.829 m³
    Call Sign: ELMU6, C6TJ3
    IMO Number: 8816170
    Official Number: 9453
    Port of Registry: Panama, Liberia, Monrovia/Liberia, Nassau/Bahamas
    Sister-Ship: Del Monte Pride, Del Monte Quality


November 16th 1990: Launched.

May 1st 1991: Completed as DEL MONTE SPIRIT.

May 9th 1991: Renamed TUNDRA PRINCESS.

© Tony Garner

© Tony Garner (Dover 17/07/1983)

@ 2001: Registered Owner; Tundra Princess, Norway. Ship Manager; IUM Shipmanagement, Norway

January 1st 2005: Renamed ANDALUCIA STAR

2002 (during): Ship manager; Fleet Management Ltd – HKG.

© Pilot Frans

© Pilot Frans (21/08/2003)

© Marc Piché  © Marc Piché

© Marc Piché (10/05/2006)

June 1st 2008: Registered owner: Star Reefers Shipowners Inc, Poland. Registered manager; Siem Ship Management SP, Poland.

© Frank Behrends (29/07/2011)

© Erwin Willemse  © Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (22/08/2014)

© Erwin Willemse   © Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (19/10/2016)

April 25th 2018: Voyage; Guayaquil, Equador to St Petersburg, Russia in ballast. Ran aground at Novokanonerskaya Harbour, St Petersburg. The vessel was re-floated with the assistance of three tugs.

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: Frank Behrends, Pilot Frans, Tony Garner, Willem Oldenburg, Marc Piché and Erwin Willemse for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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