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« on: March 13, 2012, 09:20:41 pm »


I've just been on board one the Spring ship from Seatrade.
All 5 Spring vessel will be with draw from their trade.

Most probably will end up on the scrapyard soon.

As the ships are due to dry-dock next year and refrigeration unit is still working on Freon 22 (R22). Freon 12 and 22 will discontinued in 2015 according new rules.

The ships involved:
Spring Bob
Spring Bear
Spring Panda
Spring Deli
Spring Dragon
The Spring Tiger is already being scrapped.

Think many more (nice looking) reefer ships will end up on the scrapyard next two years  Sad.
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 09:46:45 pm »

Hi Frans
I was a few times with Seatrade ships in the RDM/Flushing area, all old ships now, think the Neerlandic is the youngest with around 20 years I sailed . another decade and they are all gone. mostly builded in japan in the 80,s, Sable Bay and glacier Bay,, Hudson Bay,, Nova Scotia and Nova Galicia (Galicia the onliest one I ever had which cooled still with brine) Was a good time, but then the containers took more and more over also in the reefer business so I sailed 4-5 years container, CSAV Santos, Libra santa Catarina, CSAV Rio lontue, etc etc
but they had 400 reefer plugs,, so virtually one had reefer capacity same size as a reg reefer ship in cotainers,, plus containers anyhow,,so I went to bulkers. No more containers, reefers or not,,,,
but sad to see them go. thanks the infos

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 09:49:23 pm »

Hm, looks like I'm heavily into the reefer business today...:-)

Interesting (and sad) news! But what does "Freon" mean?

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 01:13:55 am »

"Freon" is DuPont's brand name for Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), gases used as a refrigerants.   They are being phased out under the Montreal Protocol of 1987 as they are particularly harmful to the ozone layer.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 05:20:51 pm »

Thanks for the explanation.:-)
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 07:45:09 pm »

it's a shame to see them go to the scrapyard. i've sailed a few months on the Spring Panda as cadet from november till february and i really liked the vessel
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 08:03:07 pm »

I was on Atlasntik Frigo she was a good ship and a think she was too good for scrap
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 03:02:55 am »

More reefer for scrapping?
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2012, 08:26:36 am »

If these reefers go to Alang oder Gadani, in what way is the cooling fluid going to be handled. Can we expect all those climate unfriendly gases to be let into the atmosphere?
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