She was built in Nagasaki, Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. as Hoegh Merit for Leif Hoegh of Norway. Through her career she has sailed as Hoegh Merit (83), Westwood Merit (90), Star Merit (94), Hoegh Merit (94), Star Merit (95) and when this picture was added to the archives she was still listed as operational under the name Hoegh Merit for Hoegh & Company ASA, Norway. Photograph by Guillermo Raymondi.
Information courtesy Marine News (The World Ship Society), Lloyds Registers and the Fairplay Internet Ship Register
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