The CMA CGM Carmen is scheduled to enter the Port of Rotterdam later this afternoon. She will berth at the ECT Delta Terminal and depart within 36 hours.
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|Today's Ship of the Day is the well-known Orange Star (IMO: 7342976, Port of registry: Monrovia, Liberia), which visits the Port of Rotterdam almost monthly for a very long time. The Orange Star was built in 1975 as 'Andalucia Star' by Smith's Dock Co. Ltd, Middlesbrough. The vessel was initially designed as a refrigerated fruit carrier, primarily for bananas being fitted with side (banana) doors and air change fans, for loading in Central American ports. She was converted into a refrigerated orange juice carrier at Bremer Vulkan's in 1986. She is used to transport orange juice from Santos to Europe. The vessel is 155.81 meters long, 21.49 meters wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 12,320. She is currently operated by Atlanship S.A., La Tour-de-Peilz, Suisse in a fleet of several juice carriers.|
The Orange Star is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the Continental Juice terminal, Rotterdam where she will be unloading for about 4 days.
Copyright: Willem Oldenburg
|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.||Source: Shipspotting.com|
Photo by: Claus Michelsen
|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 is scheduled to enter the Port of Rotterdam this afternoon.
Photo by: Frank Schlünsen
The CMA CGM Rigoletto (IMO: 9299654, Port of Registry: Marseille) is an in 2006, by Hyundai Heavy Industries built, Post-Panamax container vessel, capable of transporting up to 9,400 teu. She is 349 metres long, almost 43 metres wide, has a maximum draught of about 15 metres and a deadweight tonnage of 107,000. The CMA CGM Rigoletto also provides passenger accomodation with five passenger cabins. On board, guests can book a single or double room and enjoy the ship’s amenities including a lounge, gymnasium, pool and library along with meals at the captain’s table. Travelers seeking an uncommon cruise adventure between Asia and Europe need look no further. The CMA CGM Rigoletto is the fifth of eight super mega container vessels deployed in the new European (FAL2) service jointly operated by CMA CGM and China Shipping. Her sisters are: CMA CGM Fidelio, Medea and Norma.
Copyright: Jens Boldt
The CMA CGM Don Carlos (IMO: 9305491, flag: Liberia) is a 8,204 teu capable vessel, delivered in June 2007 by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries. Her sister ship is the CMA CGM Parsifal which was SotD earlier this year. The ship is 334 meters long, almost 43 meters wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 100,800. She is currently sailing on CMA-CGM's French Asia Line 3 (FAL3) which services a line between China and Europe.
The CMA CGM Don Carlos will arrive in Rotterdam this afternoon from Hamburg and will depart within 36 hours for Zeebrugge. Afterwards the vessel will visit Le Havre, Malta and will then set sail to China via Khor Al Fakkan (AE). The ship will visit Rotterdam again within two months.
|The CMA-CGM Hydra (IMO: 9356309, Port of Registry: London) is a 347 meters long, 45 meters wide containership with a maximum teu capacity of 10,960 and is equipped with 700 reefer points. The vessel is propelled by a Man B&W 12K98ME-C engine which gives the ship a maximum speed of 26 knots. She was delivered in april 2009 at Daewoo Heavy Industries, Korea. She is deployed on CMA CGM's FAL1 loop between the Far East and Western Europe. The ship also has capacity for 8 passengers for cargo ship cruising.|
The CMA CGM Hydra will arrive later tonight at the ECT Delta Terminal with the last port of call at Hamburg.
Photo by: Torsten Bätge
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|The three-masted topsail schooner 'Oosterschelde' (IMO: 5347221, Port of Registry: Rotterdam) is the last remaining representative of the large fleet of schooners that sailed under the Dutch flag at the beginning of the 20th century. As the largest restored Dutch sailing ship the 'Oosterschelde' is a monument for Dutch shipbuilding and maritime navigation under sail. The vessel was built in the Netherlands in 1918 at the order of the Rotterdam shipping company H.A.A.S. As a freighter the ship could carry some hundred tons of cargo. The vessel was restored between 1990 and 1992 and since then it has made a voyage around the world and several other long voyages. Next to these voyages the vessel is also available for chartering.|
The vessel is 50 metres long, 7.5 meters wide and has a mast heigth from the keel of 36 metres. She has a sail area of 891 square metres and is also equipped with a 6 cylinder Deutz, 360 pk engine.
Photo by: Pieter Nijdeken
|The Oosterschelde has a maximum capacity of 120 passengers for daytrips (at sea: 36) and 24 on longer voyages. The accomodation exists of 8 two-person cabins and 2 four-person cabins. One board are 5 toilets and two showers.|
The Oosterschelde arrived this morning at the Veerhaven, Rotterdam returning after a roundtrip to Flensburg, Germany.
More information can be found at: www.oosterschelde.nl
|Today's SotD post regards a special occasion near the Port of Rotterdam. Last night the vessels MSC Nikita (IMO: 7820942, Port of Registry: Panama), bound for Antwerp and Nirint Pride (IMO: 9214575, Port of Registry: Douglas, Isle of Man) collided into each other at the intersection point of the shipping lane outward from Rotterdam and the shipping lane for southbound traffic, also called the 'roundabout'. The MSC Nikita suffered heavy damage near the engine room where a large breach in the hull was found. On the Nirint Pride a fire broke out. After extinquishing the fire, the Nirint Pride was able to return to the port of Rotterdam on her own power where she is currently located at Moerdijk. On crew member of the Nirint Pride had to be taken to a hospital with breathing problems. On board the MSC Nikita were no casualties. All crewmembers have been evacuated from the ship and she has been towed to a safe area where the vessel will not cause problems for vessel traffic. At the collision three containers were lost in sea.|
Copyright: Christian Krajewski
Copyright: Hannes van Rijn
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