|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
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
The Arthur Maersk arrived this morning at the the APM Terminal, Rotterdam with a last port of call at Hamburg.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The Cosco Hellas arrived this morning at the Euromax Terminal, Rotterdam, with the last port of call at Singapore.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The BW Fjord will arrive this afternoon at the EMO terminal Rotterdam carrying a load of iron ore from Tubarao, Brasil.
Friday, August 21, 2009
The Giant 3 entered the port of Rotterdam this morning in tow by the tug Multratug 17, owned by International Transport Contractors.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Hoegh Oslo arrived this morning at the Rotterdam Car Terminal with the last port of call at Barcelona.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The Dena arrived last night at the Euro Tank Terminal, Rotterdam for loading fuel oil. The Dena was already in port Rotterdam a week ago for discharging crude oil. As seen often lately, these large tankers will load fuel oil when fully discharged as profit possibilities in the fuel oil market are high at the moment. Another NITC vessel, the Hengam will do the same. After discharging her load of crude oil bit by bit in the last month, the vessel will now enter the port of Rotterdam this afternoon for loading fuel oil at the ship-to-ship bolders in the Calandkanaal.
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Monday, August 17, 2009
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Saturday, August 15, 2009
The Waterman N will arrive later this evening at the EECV Terminal Rotterdam carrying a load of iron ore from Saldanha Bay.
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Friday, August 14, 2009
Today's ship of the day is the recently delivered MSC Daniela (IMO: 9399014, Port of Registry: Panama). This container vessel is 366 meters long and 51 meters wide. Due to her design with the superstructure midships, she is capable of transporting about 14,000 TEU, more than Maersk's PS-class (amongst which is the Emma Maersk). One can argue about the looks of this vessel, however the design ensures for better stability and lower trim for higher speed, when the ship is fully loaded. The main engine of the container ship is MAN B&W 12K98MC-C with full output power of 72,240 kW. This power is enough for the ship to reach maximum speed of 25 knots. The MSC Daniela is operated by Mediterranean Shipping Company on their Far-East to Europe loop.
The MSC Daniela will arrive this morning at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam from Felixstowe and will depart tomorrow.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The Hengam (IMO: 9212905, Port of Registry: Valletta, Malta, ex.name: Iran Hengam) 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 and operated by the National Iranian Tanker Company, Teheran, Iran.
The Hengam is expected to arrive later this afternoon at the MOT terminal, Rotterdam. The Hengam was already in port Rotterdam two times in the last month for discharging crude oil and was anchored off Rotterdam for the period between the arrivals. It looks likt the Hengam will now discharge the last crude oil still on board the vessel.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
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 this morning at the Holland Amerikakade. She will depart this evening with destination Waterford, Ireland and will continue her tour to the Liverpool, Greenock, Iceland, Greenland and Canada with a final destination at Boston, USA. Prices start from about $ 1.500 per person.
Please find the pictures of the dining room and penthouse below.
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Friday, August 07, 2009
The Bar Protector is expected to arrive this afternoon at the ERS quay, Schiedam for loading supplies. She will stay there for about 24 hours.
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Thursday, August 06, 2009
The Cosco Indian Ocean arrived this morning at the Euromax Terminal with the last port of call at Singapore. She will depart within 36 hours with destination Felixstowe on Cosco's AEN service.
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Tuesday, August 04, 2009
The NYK Oceanus will arrive later this evening from Hamburg on the EU3-loop. She will leave within 48 hours with destination China and will return to Rotterdam in about two months.
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Saturday, August 01, 2009
|Today's SotD is the CMA CGM Tosca (Port of Registry: Marseille, France, IMO: 9299783). The ship is capable of transporting about 8,500 teu and has a capacity for 700 reefers. She is 334 meters long, 43 meters wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 101,800. The vessel was built in 2005 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea and is managed and operated by CMA CGM, France. She is propelled by a 68,640 kW 12 cylinder MAN-B&W engine which gives the vessel a maximum speed of 23 knots. The Tosca's sisters are, amongst others, CMA CGM Parsifal, CMA CGM Don Carlos, CMA CGM Nabucco and CMA CGM La Traviata, all named after famous opera's.|
The CMA CGM Tosca arrived this at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam. She is scheduled to depart the port of Rotterdam tomorrow. The ship is sailing on the French Asia Line (FAL) between the Far East and North-Western Europe.
Photo by: Jan Tiedemann
Source: Hamburg port images
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