Sunday, December 31, 2006
The Spruce is scheduled to arrive later this afternoon at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
The Cosco Yantian has arrived this morning at the ECT Terminal, Rotterdam, with the last port of call at Singapore. The vessel will leave tomorrow day for Felixstowe, Hamburg and Antwerp before returning to the Far East.
Since the vessel is so new, it was difficult to find a good photo. Above you can find the press release. For a bigger (foggy) picture look at Shipspotting.com
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
The Express (IMO: 8116049, Port of Registry: Port Vila, Vanuatu) is an in 1984 built pipelayer, owned by Torch Inc., USA. The vessel is 159 metres long, 31 metres wide, has a maximum draught of 15 metres and provides accomodation to a crew of about 135. She is propelled by 3 x MAK 8 M25 rated at 2,250 kW and 2 x Wartsila 29R32 rated at 2,780 kW driving Siemens alternators (6.6 kV) which give the vessel a maximum speed of 12 kts. The vessel is equipped with a main crane with a load capacity of 400 mt, an auxiliary crane with a capacity of 150 mt and a friction clamp with a capacity of 250 mt. For pipelaying the vessel is equipped with 1 tensioner of 160 mt , 4 track tensioners, one 250 mt A&R, one 80 mt secondary A&R, one installation reels of 1750 mt capacity and one of 1200 mt capacity and a Kongsberg Simrad SDP2 Dual Redundant DP positioning system.
The Express has entered the port of Rotterdam this morning and has berthed at Damen Shipyards, Schiedam for maintenance.
Photo by: Jan van Oost, Numansdorp
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
The Chicago Express is scheduled to enter the Port of Rotterdam later this afternoon with the last port of call at Hamburg. She will depart tomorrow with destination Port Kelang, Malaysia and will return to Rotterdam within two months.
Monday, December 18, 2006
The Iran Hengam (IMO: 9212905, Port of Registry: Bander Busheyr, Iran) is a VLCC of 333 metres long and 58 metres wide. She has a maximum draught of 22 metres, a deadweight tonnage of almost 300,000 and was built in 2003 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea. She is currently owned by the National Iranian Tanker Company, Tehran, Iran.
The Iran Hengam is expected to arrive later this afternoon at the MOT terminal, Rotterdam from Khark Island, Iran.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
The Edward N is expected to arrive this evening at the EECV terminal from Tubarao, Brasil.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
The vessel is 151 meters long, 20 meters wide and can accomodate 72 persons. It is equipped with one fixed lifting frame for lifting up to a maximum of 200 tons and a general purpose crane for lifting up to 55 tons. The Calamity Jane is owned by the Swiss-based Allseas Group S.A. which is one of the major offshore pipelay and subsea construction companies in the world, operating specialised vessels - which were designed in-house.
The Calamity Jane will enter the Port of Rotterdam this evening with destination the Keppel Verolme shipyard.
Monday, December 11, 2006
The Albert Maersk is scheduled to arrive tonight at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Felixstowe. Her next port of call will be Bremerhaven. The Albert Maersk is scheduled to return to Rotterdam at December 20.
Friday, December 08, 2006
The Ardenne Venture has entered the Port of Rotterdam this morning and is currently discharging at the MOT Terminal. The vessel's last port of call was Sidi Kerir Terminal, Egypt.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
The Stena Antarctica has arrived last night at the TEAM Terminal, Rotterdam from Angra dos Reis, Brasil.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Isle of Man) is a pipelaying construction crane vessel owned by Solstad Offshore ASA. She was built in 2001 by Maritim Ltd, Gdansk, Poland and converted from a cable laying and repair vessel to its current form in 2001 by Ulstein Verft AS, Norway.
The vessel is equipped with a number of features for a wide range of offshore operations like:
- Laying of flexible pipes
- Lay rate of up to 1000 m/hr.
- Heavy lift crane 300 t for sub-sea installation and construction work
- Large deck for offshore construction operations
- Three permanent locations and two temporary locations for work ROVs and control vans
- Operation in both shallow and deep water
- Range 6000 n.m. at service speed
- Continuous operation at sea for 40 days
It is 127 metres long, 27 metres wide, has a helicopter deck dimensioned for the Super Puma AS 332 L2 and provides accomodation for a total of 114 persons. The vessel is equipped with all the latest manoeuvering and communication devices for an accurate positioning.
The Normand Cutter has been under maintenance at the Wilhelminahaven, Rotterdam and made a seashift this morning to the Maasvlakte.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
The OOCL Asia (IMO: 9300790, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is a SX class container vessel capable of transporting 8063 TEU. The vessel was built this year by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, Korea and is 323 meters long and 43 meters wide. The ship is currently sailing on the OOCL EU-3 route (Asia-Europe-Asia) which will ensure the OOCL Asia to visit Rotterdam every 56 days.
The OOCL Asia has arrived last night at the ECT Delta terminal in Rotterdam from Hamburg. She is scheduled to leave Rotterdam tomorrow heading for Port Kelang, Malaysia.
Monday, December 04, 2006
The Bergeland transports iron ore from the 'Companhia Vale do Rio Doce' mines in the eastern part of the Amazone, Brasil. From Rotterdam the iron ore is transported in barges to the steel mills of ThyssenKrupp and Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann in Germany.
The Bergeland will arrive tonight at the EECV terminal, Rotterdam from Ponta da Madeira, Brasil.
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