Orange Reefer - Nassau, Bahamas

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The 1969/1970-built, 8,941-dwt, 8,151-grt refrigerated cargo carrier Orange Reefer is seen in this photograph while she was underway in Germany's Kiel Canal during ths afternoon hours of a Sunday during the summer of 1999. At the time the picture was taken she was enroute from St. Petersburg, Russia for an unknown port in Germany. Photograph by Malte Schwarz.

She was built in Aalborg, Denmark by Aalborg Vaerft A.S as hull number 182 for J. Lauritzen, Denmark. She was launched during December of 1969 as Persian Reefer and the new ship entered service during May of 1970. In October of 1984 she was sold to the Toei Marine Company, Japan and renamed Peruvian Reefer. Under this name she operated for Toei Marine, Japan, J. Lauritzen, Denmark, Gustaf Erikson, Sweden, Mermaid Marine, England and Zodiac Maritime, England before she was finally renamed Orange Reefer following a sale to Universal Glow Inc., Greece in 1992. Under this name she sailed for Goldenport Ship Management and finally Ofer Bros (Management) Ltd.

Early in 2001 at the age of 31 years Orange Reefer was finally sold to Indian ship breakers for a very high price of $208/ldt or around $1.06 million (US). She arrived off Alang on May 23rd, 2001 where she was subsequently run up on the beach and reduced to scrap.

Information courtesy Marine News - The World Ship Society, Lloyds Registers & The Fairplay Internet Ships Register. If you would like to contribute additional information about this ship please contact me

Posted: January 6, 2003       Last Revised: January 6, 2003
Photo by Jeff Cameron