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Del Monte Reefers
« on: August 29, 2015, 07:43:58 AM »
Hi,

I am searching for a comprehensive fleet list (Past and Present)of Del Monte reefers.

Can anybody tell me whether it exists and give me some assistance?

Rgds
Nigel Thornton (DoverT)

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Re: Del Monte Reefers
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 09:33:28 AM »

Hi Nigel,
 I just spent a long time listing 54 Del Monte ships with their service dates for that company. When I tried to send it it was wiped out because I had used too much time. Very sorry about that & will try to find another way to get it to you when I return to the UK for a short spell in November.

Noted you are from Dover, do you know Capt. Don McMurdo?

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Re: Del Monte Reefers
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2015, 09:45:18 AM »
Hi Nigel,

Present fleet:

ANDALUCIA CARRIER
CORDOBA CARRIER
GRANADA CARRIER
SEVILLA CARRIER
TOLEDO CARRIER
ARACENA CARRIER
LUCENA CARRIER
RONDA CARRIER
MARBELLA CARRIER
MURCIA CARRIER
HORNBAY
HORNCAP
HORNCLIFF

ALCANTARA CARRIER & GIRALDA CARRIER were sold to far east byuers early this year.I don't know if they have been replaced with either chartered or purchased ships.

They have 8 reefers on hire, 4 of which I assume are:
STAR CARE
STAR LEADER
STAR ENDEAVOUR
STAR PRIDE

I have no info on the other 4 ships.

I will get the historical list to you sometime but it only covers owned vessels. I t is almost impossible to find info on chartered ships.

Don McMurdo is my brother in law.

Best regards,
Tony

 

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Re: Del Monte Reefers
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2015, 09:51:34 AM »
Tony

Sincere thanks

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Re: Del Monte Reefers
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2015, 08:57:36 AM »
Ships employed as follows:
ANDALUCIA, CORDOBA, GRANADA, TOLEDO all trading far east mainly Philippines/Japan.
ARACENA was trading fareast now central/south America/USEC.
LUCENA was trading central/south America/USEC now on voyage Caribbean/Iran.
RONDA, STAR ENDEAVOUR 1, STAR LEADER, STAR PRIDE all trading central/south America/USEC
MARBELLA, MURCIA, HORNBAY, HORNCAP, HORNCLIFF all trading central/south america/USWC
STAR CARE has been trading central/south America/USEC & USWC.

I read somewhere that they might have containerised their North European services. If they have not we just need to find out which which ships they are using for Portsmouth etc., & we will know the complete fleet. It will not be any of the other STAR ships as they are all fixed to Fyffes.

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Re: Del Monte Reefers
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2015, 10:27:48 AM »
Nigel,
If you can give me your email I can send you the fleet list.
Tony

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Re: Del Monte Reefers
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2015, 03:05:56 PM »
I live in Southsea (the slightly nicer bit of Portsmouth,), and regularly observe the "Star xxxx" vessels entering and leaving.  I'll check through my records/photos later and report back as to which of the Seatrade vessels are carrying Del Monte branding if it'd be of use.

I'd apprreciate a copy of the fleet list if that'd be ok.

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Matt. Southsea UK
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Re: Del Monte Reefers
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2015, 11:10:20 AM »
Tony has agreed that I try and post the list

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Re: Del Monte Reefers
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2015, 02:03:36 PM »
Hello Tony
I read your posting and so I can understand you indicate that the vast majority of these ships would come to South America , here in Chile and we are shortly to start the season fresh fruit exports , would be great , great that all these ships come Valparaiso , twelve ships that appear to South America and the east and west coast of USA, I could only shoot 2 of these ships but long ago .
I have a collection of photos of ships reefer quite large and many ships over the years I am a member in this page .
Well I have to wait for good news are that these ships traveling to the port to take good photographs .
Thank you for your information
Rgds from Valparaiso
Juan Carlos..

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Re: Del Monte Reefers
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2015, 05:13:03 PM »
Hi Juan Carlos,

I have been lucky enough to sail through the Magellan Strait & the Patagonian Channels almost as far as Puerto Montt but have never been able to set foot in your beautiful country. I also spent one season looking after Cool Carriers Chilean fruit imports at Philadelphia. I don't know which ships will be involved in the upcoming fruit season but I beleive that Cool Carriers will be one company together with Seatrade, Star, Baltic & Triton. I wish you all the good luck with your phtography over the next few months.

Tony

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Re: Del Monte Reefers
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2015, 05:39:09 PM »
For what its worth, the 4 currently on the Portsmouth - Caribbean run are Star Standard, Star Stratos, Star Prima and Star Best - arriving from Antwerp on Thursday and Saturday and returning the following day invariably to Santa Marta.  Main cargo fruit, but occasionally cocaine ! I believe running for Fyffes.  But I can rarely catch them as Portsmouth QHM do not list the reefer arrivals or departures.

Since 2012 I have caught Star Endeavour I, Star Leader and Star Pride in Del Monte colours but they are not currently calling at Portsmouth

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Re: Del Monte Reefers
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2015, 05:44:20 PM »
Hello Toni
Thank you for your prompt reply .. I caught my attention that these ships come to Chile because they generally are the same every season and if you will realize and I photographed many times , so this news is especially for my.
According to forecasts indicate that the fruit season , which officially begins in December 2015 and ends in April 2016, has been very helpful for exports.
Thank you again
Kings regards
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Re: Del Monte Reefers
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2015, 04:58:26 PM »
The old lady Summer Flower is getting ready to leave lay up from the UK in a few days .. I would guess maybe bound for Valparaiso ??

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Re: Del Monte Reefers
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2015, 09:14:15 AM »
I would be very interested to know what funnel she will be sporting?

Tony

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Re: Del Monte Reefers
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2015, 10:27:16 AM »
Hi Tony
King Harry ferry webcam will give our first glimpse Monday AM as she passes going downstream ..

 

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