Monday, July 30, 2007

EVELYN MAERSK

Evelyn Maersk
The Evelyn Maersk (IMO: 9321512, Port of Registry: Copanhagen, Denmark) is, together with her sisters (amongst which are the 'Emma Maersk' and 'Eleonora Maersk'), the largest containership ever with a total teu capacity 11,000 teu (of which 1,000 forty foot reefer containers) according to the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. Rumours are that a total capacity of 13,500 teu is also possible. This capacity is possible by stacking the containers in 22 rows wide. The vessel is 397 meters long, 56 meters wide, has a depth of 30 meters and a deadweight of 156,907 tons. Amazingly, all this size and capacity requires a crew of only 13. The specially designed Wärtsilä diesel engine delivers 80,000 kW. A waste heat recovery system is installed to optimise the use of the energy produced, so that the engine can deliver up to 90,000 kW. The vessels in this series will also establish new standards for safety and environmental responsibility. Environmentally-safe silicone paint, for example, is used on the hull, below the water line, reducing water resistance, and thereby fuel consumption, by 1,200 tons per year. The ship was launched at Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd on March 3rd 2007.

The Evelyn Maersk is scheduled to arrive this morning at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from the port of Tangier . The vessel will then set sail for Bremerhaven on the APM AE1 line. She will return within about 7 weeks to Rotterdam.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

IRAN DELVAR

Today's Ship of the Day is the Very Large Crude Carrier Iran Delvar (IMO: 9218454, Port of registry: Bushehr, Iran). The Iran Delvar is 333 metres long, 58 metres wide and has a draught of over 22 metres. These dimensions give the vessel a deadweight tonnage of almost 300,000. The vessel was built in 2002 by Dalian New Shipbuilding Heavy Industry and is powered by a seven-cylinder Sulzer 7RTA84T-B low-speed marine diesel engine with an output 27,160kW at 74rpm. This is linked to three sets of heavy fuel oil Wartsila 9L20C units with an output of 1,490kW at 900rpm. There is also a 1,765kVA alternator for Gulf weather conditions as well as an emergency generator with an output of 399kW at 1,800rpm. She is manufactured as a complete double skin double bottom unit with a bulbous bow and transom stern with an open water frame. It has two longitudinal bulkheads in the cargo area. The cargo tanks and engine room of the vessel are protected by ballast tanks. She is owned by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC). The Delvar's sister are the Iran Damavand, Iran Darab, Iran Daylam and Iran Dena.

The Iran Delvar is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the MET Terminal, Rotterdam.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

MAASDAM

MaasdamThe Maasdam (IMO: 8919257, Port of registry: Rotterdam) is one of the most luxury vessels in the Holland America Line fleet. She is one of the smaller vessels in the line with her length of almost 220 meters, a width of 31 meters and a capacity of 1.258 passengers. She is already the fifth ship of the HAL to bear the name.
The vessel has 629 rooms of which there is 1 penthouse suites, 28 deluxe suites, 120 normal suites, 336 outside staterooms and 144 inside staterooms. Furthermore there are several restaurants, bars, a theather, a kids club, special areas designed exclusively for teens, a casino and a health spa on board. She was built in 1993 in Italy by Fincatieri Shipyard.

The Maasdam has arrived last night at the Holland Amerikakade. She will depart this evening with destination Le Havre and will continue her tour to the UK, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland with a final destination at Boston, USA. Prices start from about $ 1.500 per person.


Pictures below are of the dining room and penthouse

Dining room MaasdamPenthouse Maasdam

Monday, July 23, 2007

EVER CHIVALRY

Ever Chivalry The Ever Chivalry (IMO: 9293791, Port of Registry: Hamburg, Germany) is a 334 meters long, 42.5 meters wide container ship that has been built by Samsung Heavy Industries in Seoul, Korea in 2006. The Chivalry is capable of carrying more than 8.000 teu and is still one of the biggest container ships with her deadweigth tonnage of over 100,000. Ever Chivalry

The vessel is owned by the German Conti Reederei.

The Ever Chivalry has arrived this morning at the ECT terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Thamesport. She is scheduled to depart from Rotterdam tomorrow with destination Taranto, Italy. The Ever Chivalry sails on the China-Europe-Mediterranean Service and will visit Rotterdam every two months.

Friday, July 20, 2007

MS ROTTERDAM

MS RotterdamAlready for the second time this week, the ms Rotterdam (IMO: 9122552, Port of registry: Rotterdam) is visiting Rotterdam. She is currently making some trips for retired HAL personnel.

The Rotterdam is the flagship of the Holland America Line and has a capacity of 1.316 passengers. She is already the sixth ship of the HAL to bear the name.
The vessel has 658 rooms of which there are 4 penthouse suites, 36 normal suites, 120 mini suites, 381 outside staterooms and 117 inside staterooms. Furthermore there are several restaurants, bars, a theather, a kids club, a library, a casino and a health spa on board. This in 1997 in Italy built vessel is 238 meters long, 32 meters wide and has a gross tonnage of almost 60.000. The ms Rotterdam has arrived last night at the Holland Amerikakade. She will depart this evening with destination Oslo and will continue her tour to Arhus, Warnemunde, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Prices start from about $ 2.000 per person.

Pictures below are of the penthouse, the art gallery and the atrium.



Thursday, July 19, 2007

GUNVOR MAERSK

Although she's not as big as the new PS-series Maersk vessel (amongst which are the Emma Maersk and Eleonora Maersk) the Gunvor Maersk is still one of the largest containerships owned by Maersk with its length of 367 meters, width of 43 meters and teu capacity of up to 9000. The vessel was built in 2005 by Odense Steel Shipyard, Denmark.

The Gunvor Maersk has arrived this morning at the APM terminal, Rotterdam coming in from Bremerhaven, Germany. After Rotterdam the vessel will set sail for Algeciras, Spain and from there she will sail towards the Far East. The vessel will return in Rotterdam within two months.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

BERGE NORD

Berge NordThe 200th vessel to be posted at SotD is the Berge Nord (IMO: 9127150, Port of Registry: Stavanger, Norway) which is scheduled to arrive later this afternoon at the EMO bulk terminal in Rotterdam from Seven Islands, Canada carrying iron ore. From Rotterdam the iron ore is transported in barges to the steel mills of ThyssenKrupp and Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann in Germany.

The Berge Nord has a deadweight tonnage of 218,000, a draught of almost 19 meters and has seven holds and hatches. The ship was built in 1997 by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea and is owned by Bergesen Worldwide Shipping. This 305 meters long, 53 meters wide bulk carrier is the biggest ship to enter the Arctic sea. Other vessels owned by Bergesen and visiting Rotterdam regularly are: Berge Stahl, Bergeland, Berge Arctic and Berge Pacific.

Monday, July 16, 2007

ELEONORA MAERSK

Eleonora MaerskThe Eleonora Maersk (IMO: 9321500, Port of Registry: Svendborg, Denmark) is, together with her sisters 'Emma Maersk', 'Estelle Maersk', 'Evelyn Maersk' and 'Ebba Maersk', the largest containership ever with a total teu capacity 11,000 teu (of which 1,000 forty foot reefer containers) according to the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. Rumours are that a total capacity of 13,500 teu is also possible. This capacity is possible by stacking the containers in 22 rows wide. The vessel is 397 meters long, 56 meters wide, has a depth of 30 meters and a deadweigth of 156,907 tons. Amazingly, all this size and capacity requires a crew of only 13. The specially designed Wärtsilä diesel engine delivers 80,000 kW. A waste heat recovery system is installed to optimize the use of the energy produced, so that the engine can deliver up to 90,000 kW. The vessels in this series will also establish new standards for safety and environmental responsibility. Environmentally-safe silicone paint, for example, is used on the hull, below the water line, reducing water resistance, and thereby fuel consumption, by 1,200 tons per year. The ship was built by Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd in 2006.

The Eleonora Maersk has arrived this morning at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Algeciras. Tomorrow, the vessel will set sail for Bremerhaven. She will return within two months to Rotterdam.
Eleonora Maersk at Rotterdam

The Eleonora Maersk seen arriving at Rotterdam at 24-1-2007 12:47. Many thanks to Rene Nicolaes of Sea-Ships.com for the photo!

Friday, July 13, 2007

MS ROTTERDAM

MS RotterdamAlready for the second time this year, the ms Rotterdam (IMO: 9122552, Port of registry: Rotterdam) is visiting Rotterdam. The Rotterdam is the flagship of the Holland America Line and has a capacity of 1.316 passengers. She is already the sixth ship of the HAL to bear the name.
The vessel has 658 rooms of which there are 4 penthouse suites, 36 normal suites, 120 mini suites, 381 outside staterooms and 117 inside staterooms. Furthermore there are several restaurants, bars, a theather, a kids club, a library, a casino and a health spa on board. This in 1997 in Italy built vessel is 238 meters long, 32 meters wide and has a gross tonnage of almost 60.000. The ms Rotterdam has arrived last night at the Holland Amerikakade. She will depart this evening with destination Oslo and will continue her tour to Arhus, Warnemunde, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Prices start from about $ 2.000 per person.

Pictures below are of the penthouse, the art gallery and the atrium.


Thursday, July 12, 2007

GERD MAERSK


Although she's not as large as the new PS-class Maersk vessels, the Gerd Maersk (IMO: 9320245, Port of registry: Dragor, Denmark) is still one of the largest containerships owned by Maersk with its length of 367 meters, width of 43 meters and teu capacity of up to 9000. The vessel was built in 2005 by Odense Steel Shipyard, Denmark.

The Gerd Maersk is due to arrive this afternoon at the APM terminal, Rotterdam coming in from Bremerhaven, Germany. After Rotterdam the vessel will set sail for Felixstowe and from there she will sail towards the Far East. The vessel will return in Rotterdam within two months.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

BERGE STAHL

Berge Stahl

Source: http://www.beeldbankvenw.nl/, Rijkswaterstaat. The Berge Stahl has been repainted recently. She now has a blue funnel and a white bridge.
Today's SOTD is the Berge Stahl (IMO:8420804, Port of registry: Stavanger, Norway) which is the largest bulk carrier currently sailing with its deadweight of 364,767 tons. The vessel is owned by Bergesen Worldwide Shipping, was built in 1992 by Hyundai Heavy Ind. Co. Ltd. Ulsan, Korea, is 343 meters long, 65 meters wide, ore carrier has a draught of 23 meters, has 7 holds and hatches and was built .
She transports iron ore from the 'Companhia Vale do Rio Doce' mines in the eastern part of the Amazone, Brasil to Rotterdam about 9 or 10 times a year. From Rotterdam the iron ore is transported in barges to the steel mills of ThyssenKrupp and Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann in Germany.

The Berge Stahl has arrived this morning at the EECV terminal, Rotterdam from Ponta da Madeira, Brasil. Rotterdam and Ponta da Madeira are the only two ports in the world which are deep enough to receive the vessel.

Monday, July 09, 2007

ARCTIC SUNRISE

Arctic SunriseThe Arctic Sunrise (IMO: 7382902, Port of Registry: Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is an ice-class vessel owned by Greenpeace. Ironically, before Greenpeace chartered the Arctic Sunrise it was once a seal hunting vessel. The Arctic Sunrise was built in 1975 by AS Vaagen Verft, Sweden as the Polarbjorn. She entered Greenpeace's fleet in 1996. At the end of 1996, Greenpeace had prepared the Arctic Sunrise for the icy conditions of Antarctica. The vessel is 50 metres long, 12 metres wide and has a gross tonnage of 949.
The Arctic Sunrise began its Greenpeace life during the Brent Spar campaign where it was used to prevent dumping oil installations at sea. In 1997 it became the first ship to circumnavigate James Ross Island in the Antarctic, which previously was an impossible journey until a 200m thick ice shelf connecting the island to the Antarctic continent collapsed. This was just one of the many signs of climate change which the Arctic Sunrise has helped document.

The Arctic Sunrise has arrived this morning at Bolier, Dordrecht.

Friday, July 06, 2007

SVETLYY

SvetlyyToday's SotD is the Ice-class Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel Svetlyy (IMO: 9356373, Port of registry: Kaliningrad, Russia). The Svetlyy was built in 2006 by Keppel Fels, Singapore and is currently owned by Lukoil Kaliningradmorneft, Russia. The vessel is 65 metres long, 15 metres wide and is propelled by two 2,640 kW MAK engines which give her a bollard-pull of 60 tonne.

The Svetlyy has arrived this morning at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam. She will probably depart tomorrow.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

TOG MOR

Tog MorThe Tog Mor (IMO: 8759152, Port of Registry: Panama) is a multi-purpose pipelay vessel, owned by the Swiss-based Allseas Group S.A. The barge is intended for world-wide use, primarily in shallow water areas in support of Lorelay and Solitaire as well as independently contracted. Tog Mor is able to install pipelines with a diameter up to 60" O.D. She is moored on anchors, can work in a minimum water depth of approximately 4m (13') and is equipped with a 300 tonne crane. She was built in 1976 by Nederlandsche Dok & Scheepsbouw Mij., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is 125 metres long and provides accomodation to 112 persons.

The Tog Mor will enter the Port of Rotterdam this morning and will berth at the Waalhaven.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

CASTORO SEI

Castoro SeiThe Castoro Sei (IMO: 8758603, Port of registry: Nassau, Bahama's) is a semi-submersible pipelay vessel with an overall length of 152 metres, a width of 70 metres and a operating draught of 7.8 up to 15.5 metres. She provides a safe, reliable and stable operating platform capable of laying subsea pipelines up to 60 inches in diameter, with additional facilities for offshore construction works and flotel capability. The semi-submersible hull construction with optional thruster assistance for enhanced position keeping enable operations to continue in adverse weather conditions. The Castoro Sei is equipped with 2 rotating gantry cranes 134 tonnes capacity and three 110 tonne pipe tensioners for pipelaying. She provides accomodation for 330 persons. The Castoro Sei is currently owned by Saipem, Italy and was built in 1978 by Fincatieri. More information can be found at the Saipem site. Castoro Sei at ERS, Schiedam

The Castoro Sei is expected to arrive this afternoon at the Wilhelminahaven, Schiedam.

Monday, July 02, 2007

SAIPEM 7000

Saipem 7000Today's SotD is world's second largest crane vessel Saipem 7000 (IMO: 8501567, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama's) with a lifting capacity of 2 x 7,000 tonnes. Only Heerema's Thialf is larger with its lifting capacity of 2 x 7,100 tonnes, however the crane radius of Saipem 7000 grant a lifting capability of 14000 t at 42 meters while Thialf can only lift 14200 at 31.2 meters; for this reason, the Saipem 7000 retains the world lifting records. The Saipem 7000 is 198 metres long, has a free deck area of 9,000 sq. m. and a transit speed of 9.5 knots. The vessel is equipped with 10 azimuth thrusters for exact manoeuvring, ballast tanks with a total capacity of more than 100,000 cu. m. for lowering the vessel into its position and 2 twin Saipem 7000 model fully revolving bow mounted AMHOIST cranes. She provides accomodation for a maximum of 800 persons in 405 fully AC single or double cabins. The Saipem 7000 was previously known as the Micoperi 7000 and is currently owned by Saipem S.p.A, Italy. She was built in 1987 by Fincantieri, Italy.

The Saipem 7000 is expected to arrive later today at the offshore put, Maasvlakte.

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