Friday, May 30, 2008

FJORD

FjordToday we have the recently converted vessel Fjord (IMO: 8636740, Port of Registry: Rotterdam) featuring as the Ship of the Day. The Fjord is a 159 metres long, 45.5 metres wide semi-submersible heavy transport vessel equipped with a ballast system with a total capacity of 7000m3 /hr. The ballast system is remotely controlled from a control room. The vessel is equipped with two independent remote sounding systems with interactive loading computers. The Fjord provides accomodation to a total crew of 33 persons. She is propelled by a Wärtsilä Vasa 8L32 providing a power of 3 x 3,840 kW. The Fjord has a free deck space of 132 by 45.5 metres and a deckload of 25 t/m2. She can be submerged to a maximum of 11 meters above deck.

The Fjord arrived this morning at the Maasvlakte Offshore Put, Rotterdam loaded with the former icebreaker Ice Maiden I which was loaded onto the vessel three weeks ago in Pascagoula, Mississipi, USA. The Ice Maiden I will be converted into a DP3 flotel unit capable of accomodating about 400 persons for her current owners C&M Marine Services, Aberdeen. She will be the only vessel of this type to be fully ice-classed and will be capable of operating in temperatures of -40 C.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

MARCHEN MAERSK

The Marchen Maersk (IMO: 9359014, Port of Registry: Dragor, Denmark) is the second ship in a series of six container ships. The 7,000 teu container vessel was launched on Saturday 10 May 2008 at Odense Steel Shipyard, Denmark. She is 367 metres long, 43 metres wide and has a gross tonnage of 98,268.. The ship is designed and built to meet the highest demands for safe, precise, environmentally friendly and economic transportation of goods all over the globe. Among other things, a waste heat recovery system is installed to optimise the use of the energy produced. With her 12-cylinder Wärtsilä RT-flex diesel engine which develops 93,000 BHP, the Marchen Maersk will be deployed in Maersk's AE-2 loop servicing, amongst others, several ports in South Korea and China, Rotterdam, Felixstowe and Bremerhaven.

The Marchen Maersk arrived this morning at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Bremerhaven. She will depart within about 36 hours with destination Felixstowe. The vessel is scheduled to return to Rotterdam in about two months.
Marchen Maersk
Photo by: Ma Rui
Source: Flickr.com
Copyright by: Ma Rui

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

CMA CGM NORMA

CMA CGM NormaThe CMA CGM Norma (IMO: 9299812, Port of Registry: Marseille) is an in 2006, by Hyundai Heavy Industries built, Post-Panamax container vessel, capable of transporting 9415 teu. She is 350 metres long, almost 43 metres wide, has a maximum draught of about 14.5 metres and a deadweight tonnage of 107,200. The CMA CGM Norma was the first of eight super mega container vessels deployed in the new European (FAL2) service jointly operated by CMA CGM and China Shipping. Her sisters are the CMA CGM Rigoletto, CMA CGM Medea and CMA CGM Fidelio.

The CMA CGM Norma is will arrive this morning at the ECT Delta Terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Le Havre. She is scheduled to depart within 36 hours with destination Hamburg.

Monday, May 26, 2008

EDITH MAERSK

The Edith Maersk (IMO: 9321548, Port of Registry: Roskilde, 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.Edith MaerskSource: Shipspotting.com
Photo by: Claus Michelsen

The Edith Maersk arrived this morning at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from the port of Algeciras. She will stay in port for about 36 hours. The vessel will then set sail for Bremerhaven on the APM AE1 line. She will return within about 7 weeks to Rotterdam.

Friday, May 23, 2008

MORITZ

Today we have the tug Moritz (IMO: 9096454, Port of Registry: Brunsbüttel, Germany) as the Ship of the Day. This tug was built in 1971 by Schichau Seebeckwerft, Bremerhaven, Germany as the Neuende. The Neuende was the first of a series of three tugs of the "Klasse 724", especially built for the German navy. Her two sisters "Heppens" and "Ellerbeck" where sold to the greek navy in the 1990's. The vessel is 26 metres long, 7 metres wide, has a gross tonnage of 133. Her 588 kW engine gives the vessel a maximum speed of 11 knots and a bollard pull of 14 tons. The tug is currently owned by Hans Schramm & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG, Germany.

The Moritz entered the Port of Rotterdam this morning and is currently berthed at Dordrecht.
Moritz
Photo by: Frank Schlünsen
Source: Shipspotting.com

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

COSCO YANTIAN

Cosco YantianToday the Cosco Yantian will have the honour to appear as Ship of the Day. The Cosco Yantian (IMO: 9305594, Port of Registry: Piraeus, Greece) is one of the largest container vessels nowadays, together with its sisters: Cosco Hellas, Cosco Ningbo, Cosco Beijing and Cosco Guangzhou. This post-panamax container vessel is 350 metres long, almost 43 metres wide, has a deadweight tonnage of 107,000 and a teu capacity of 9,450. The Cosco Yantian is currently sailing on the AE1-loop which connects Asia and Europe.

The Cosco Yantian is scheduled to arrive later this evening at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Singapore.

Monday, May 19, 2008

KAZIMAH III

Kazimah III
The Kazimah III (IMO: 9329693, Port of Registry: Safat, Kuwait) is a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) with a length of 333 metres, width of 60 metres, draught of 22 metres and a deadweight tonnage of 317,000. She was the first tanker of this type within the fleet renewal program of its owner Kuwait Oil Tanker Co. At present, KOTC operates about 25 vessels of which 8 VLCC's. The Kazimah III was built in 2006 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea.
Since the Suez Canal can currently only accommodate ships with draughts of up to 17.5 metres, the Kazimah III has to discharge some oil at the Ain Sukhna terminal on the Gulf of Suez. From there oil is transported by pipeline to Sidi Kerir Terminal on the Mediterranean, where the vessel loads it again for further transport. The Egyptian government plans to widen and deepen the Suez Canal, so that by 2010 it can accommodate VLCCs and ULCCs. In 2001, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) launched a 5-year program to reduce tanker transit times (from 14 hours to 11 hours) through the Canal. The SCA is also moving ahead with a project to widen and deepened the Canal to allow for transit of larger ships than the 200,000-dead-weight-ton maximum now.
The Kazimah III has entered the Port of Rotterdam this afternoon for discharging crude oil at the MOT Terminal Rotterdam.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

OTAPAN

Otapan
The Otapan (IMO: 6508561, Port of Registry: Coatzacoalcos, Mexico) is a tanker which became well-known in Holland in the period between 1999 and 2006 when it was chained up in Amsterdam because she contained asbestos. In August 2006 the ship even gained internation fame when it left for Turkey for demolition, but the Turkish authorities refused to allow the ship because the Dutch authorities had registered the ship to have a lower amount of asbestos than was really on board. After this the vessel returned to Amsterdam again. The asbestos was recently cleaned from the Otapan in Rotterdam. After this cleaning, the ship was moved to 's-Gravendeel where she was awaiting clearance to return to Turkey where she will most probably be demolished.

The Otapan is a 168 metres long, 26 metres wide chemical tanker especially built for the transportating of melted sulfur. The vessel contained 5 tanks with a total capacity of 400,000 cubic feet which kept the sulfur fluid at a temperatur of 145 degrees Celsius. She was built in 1965 by Verolme Shipyard, Holland as the Harry C. Webb.
The Otapan will leave the port of 's-Gravendeel this morning and will probably depart with destination Turkey. She will be towed by the tug Neptun 9 (IMO: 9448085, Port of Registry: Panama).

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

COSCO GUANGZHOU

Cosco Guangzhou
Today's Ship of the Day is the Cosco Guangzhou (IMO: 9305570, Port of Registry: Piraeus, Greece) which was one of the largest container vessels in gross tonnage about two years ago, together with her sisters: Cosco Hellas, Cosco Ningbo, Cosco Beijing and Cosco Yantian. Currently she is just one of the larger containervessels sailing. This post-panamax container vessel is 350 metres long, almost 43 metres wide, has a deadweight tonnage of 107,000 and a teu capacity of 9,500. She is currently sailing on the AE1-loop which connects Asia and Europe.
The Cosco Guangzhou is scheduled to arrive later this evening at the ECT Delta Terminal, Rotterdam, with the last port of call at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She will leave the Port of Rotterdam within 36 hours.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

GUNVOR MAERSK

Gunvor MaerskAlthough she's not as large as the new PS-series Maersk vessel (amongst which are the Emma Maersk and Eleonora Maersk) the Gunvor Maersk (IMO: 9302891, Port of Registry: Aalborg, Denmark) is still one of the larger 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 is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the APM terminal, Rotterdam coming in from Part Said, Egypt. After Rotterdam the vessel will set sail for Bremerhaven and Felixstowe before returning to Rotterdam again.

Friday, May 09, 2008

OTINA

OtinaThe Otina (IMO:9196644, flag:Isle of Man) is an, in 2002 built by Hitachi Zosen Corp., very large crude carrier (VLCC). The vessel is 333 meters long, 60 meters wide, has a draugth of 21 meters and a deadweight of 298,000 tons. The ship is owned by Hitachi Hull 4983 Ltd. and managed by Stasco Ship Management, London. The vessel was previously named Hakata and Front Hakata.

The Otina arrived this morning at the MOT terminal, Rotterdam from Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia and is currently discharging for a few days.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

GRIETJE

Grietje
The Grietje (IMO: 9147708, Port of Registry: St. John's, Antigua & Barbuda) is a heavy lift ship, managed by Lühe Engineering, Germany. The vessel was built in 2000 by J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft, Hamburg, Germany, is 152 metres long and 21 metres wide, which give the vessel a deck space of 124 x 20.5 metres. The vessel has two cranes with a SWL of 320 metric tons and 1 crane with a SWL of 200 metric tons. Combined the cranes have a load capacity of upto 700 metric tons.

The Grietje will arrive this morning at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam from Rostock.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

MIGHTY SERVANT I

Mighty Servant IToday's Ship of the Day is the semi-submersible heavy load vessel Mighty Servant I (IMO: 8130875, Port of Registry: Willemstad, Dutch Antilles). The Mighty Servant I is 190 metres long, 50 metres wide and has a maximum draught when submerged of 26 metres. The vessel has a deck space of 50 x 150 metres on which she is able to carry the heaviest semi-submersible drilling units, harsh environment deepwater jack-up rigs and large floating production platforms like TLPs, FPUs and Spars with drafts up to 14 metres. The Mighty Servant I is powered by two 6,770 kW Wärtsilä 12V38A diesel generator sets, driving two propellers by four E-motors of 3,100 Kw each which give the vessel a maximum speed of 15 knots. The vessel has a maximum sailing range of 59 days and is operated by Dockwise Shipping, Breda, The Netherlands.

The Mighty Servant I arrived this evening at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam from Luanda.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

EVER RESULT

Ever ResultThe Ever Result (IMO: 9061112, Port of registry: Panama) is an in 1995 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries built container vessel with a teu capacity of 4,229 and a gross tonnage of 53,103. The vessel is about 294 meters long and is over 32 meters wide. She is owned by Kashima Naviera S.A. and operated by Evergreen Maritime Corp on her North Asia-U.S.East Coast-Europe pendulum(NUE) on which she visits, amongst others, New York, Charleston, the Panama canal, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai, Pusan and several ports in Europe. On this tour she visits Rotterdam every three months.

The Ever Result arrived last night at the ECT Terminal, Rotterdam from Thamesport. She will depart this evening with destination Le Havre.

Monday, May 05, 2008

AL JABRIYAH II

Today's SotD is the Suez-Max tanker Al Jabriyah II (IMO: 9329708, Port of Registry: Kuwait). The Al Jabriyah II is 333 metres long and 60 metres wide and has a maximum draught of 22.5 metres. These dimensions give the vessel a deadweight tonnage of 317,570. The vessel was delivered in 2007 by Hyundai Heavy Industries and is owned by the Kuwait Oil Tanker Co. She is propelled by a 6S90MC-C HHI MAN B&W engine. The Al Jabriyah II's sister vessel is the Kazimah III which featured as Ship of the Day in November 2007.

The Al Jabriyah II is scheduled to arrive later this afternoon at the MOT Terminal Rotterdam with the last port of call at Le Havre.

For some more pictures (exterior and interior) take a look at Auke Visser's Supertankers website
Al Jabriyah II
Photo by: Fred Vloo

Friday, May 02, 2008

HARAD

HaradToday's SotD is the crude oil tanker Harad (IMO: 9220952, port of registry: Nassau, Bahama's, ex: Iran Harad) which is 333 metres long, 58 metres wide and has a draught of 22.5 metres. These dimensions give the vessel a deadweight tonnage of 303,000 and a total load capacity of 332,222 cubic metres. The vessel is owned by the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia and operated by Mideast Ship Management Limited. She was built in 2001 by Samsung Heavy Industries, Korea and is powered by a 44,640 HP Samsung engine.

The Harad is scheduled arrived this morning at the TEAM terminal, Rotterdam Europoort.

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