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IMO 6424088 , Dead.
Ship Type : Refrigerated Cargo Ship.
Build in 1964 by Fredrikstad Mekaniske Verksted A/S Fredrikstad Norway as " PACIFIC EXPRESS " for I/S Pacific ( Sigurd Herlofsen Skipsrederi A/S Oslo as manager ) Oslo Norway.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 6.310 / 3.355 / 6.150.
Main Engine : Fredrkstad Gøtaverken 8DM760x1300VGS-U - 9.700 bhp.
Aux.Engine : 4 x 370 Kw.

1973 Sold to VB Deutche International Befractung und Reederei Rostock East Germany,renamed " FRITZ REUTHER ".
1990 Sold to Full Moon Shipping Ltd Panama City Panama,renamed " HAWK ".
1993 BU Alang India.



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Hello Lloyd,

thanks for posting.
From September 1974 to November 1974 I sailed on her as Chiefmate for a voyage from Rostock to Cuba and back. In that time we maked a new measuring of the navigation channel to the cuban port NUEVA GERONA, Isla de la Juventud (Isla de Pinos) and I wrotei a new sailing instruction for the eastgermans about this area for the DSR-vessels. This sailing instruction was issued one month later by the DSR-LINES for eastgerman and cuban vessels also.

23/11/1973 the PACIFIC EXPRESS was purchased by the eastgerman shipping company VEB DEUTFRACHT, INTERNATIONAL CHARTERING AND SHIPOWNING COMPANY Rostock / Berlin and was renamed to MV FRITZ REUTER. This reefer vessel was the second eastgerman reefer vessel with the name FRITZ REUTER.
1/1/1974 the vessel was transferred to VEB DEUTFRACHT / SEEREEDEREI ROSTOCK.
16/6/1990 the FRITZ REUTER was transferred to DEUTSCHE SEEREEDEREI ROSTOCK GmbH, Rostock.
20/9/1990 this vessel was sold and was renamed to MV HAWK (PAN).

Greetings from South Bohemia

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