Wednesday, February 17, 2010


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
Source: Wikimedia
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Monday, February 15, 2010


Today's Ship of the Day is the heavy lift, semi-submersible vessel Hawk (IMO: 8616556, Port of registry: Oslo, Norway). The Hawk was built in 1988 by Brodogradiliste Brodosplit Shipbuilding, former Yugoslavia as the tanker Jahre Transporter. She was converted into her current form in 2008. The vessel is 225 meters long, 45 meters wide, has a maximum operating draught of 10 meters and 23 meters when fully submerged. She has a free deck length of 157 meters and a free deck area of 6900 m2.

The Hawk will arrive this morning at the Calandkanaal, Rotterdam carrying the pipelayer Castoro 10 on board.
Heavylift Hawk
Copyright: Owners/managers

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Friday, February 12, 2010


MSC FrancescaThe MSC Francesca (IMO: 9401116, Port of Registry: Panama) is a 364 meters long, 46 meters wide containervessel with a deadweight of 171,400. She has a maximum Teu capacity of 11,300. The MSC Francesca was built in 2008 at Hyundai Samho, Korea and is propelled by a B&W 12K98ME 58,344 kW engine. She is operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) on her Silk Express service between the Far East and North-Western Europe.

The MSC Francesca is scheduled to arrive later this evening at the ECT Delta Terminal, Rotterdam.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010


Rebekka NThe Rebekka N (IMO: 8618190, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is an ore carrier of 322 meters long, 56 meters wide and a maximum draught of 19.8 meters. The vessel has a deadweight tonnage of almost 250,000. The vessel was built in 1990 at Hyundai Heavy Industries as the Yukong Trader. She is propelled by a 6S80MC-C Mk. VII Man Diesel engine and is currently operated by Neu Seeschiffahrt, Germany.

The Rebekka N is scheduled to arrive later tonight at the EECV Terminal Rotterdam with a load of iron ore from Saldanha Bay, South Africa.

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010


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:
Photo by: Claus Michelsen

The Edith Maersk will arrive this afternoon at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from the port of Felixstowe. She will stay in port for about 36 hours. She will return within about 7 weeks to Rotterdam.

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Monday, February 08, 2010


Today's Ship of the Day 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 over 317,500. 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 May 2009.

The Al Jabriyah II arrived this morning at the MOT Terminal Rotterdam with the last port of call at Mina Al Ahmadi, Kuwait.

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

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Sunday, February 07, 2010


Seafox 2The Seafox 2 (IMO: 8222903, Port of registry: Douglas, Isle of Man) is a four-legged self-elevating accommodation, maintenance and (well) workover unit, built in 1985 to Lloyd's Register of Shipping classification requirements. The unit was specifically designed and built to withstand harsh environmental conditions offshore, and is capable of operating in water depths of up to 50 metres all year round, depending on local seabed conditions. The Seafox 2 is able to operate in wave heights up to 18 meters and wind speeds upto 37 m/s. The accommodation is of a high standard and the various leisure facilities include a cinema, recreational and sport rooms. The messroom and galley can cater for up to 85 people at one sitting. Other onboard amenities include locker rooms, laundry, offices and a fully-equipped sickbay with treatment room. The unit is 50 meters long and 45 meters wide, with a deck capacity of 800 m2.

The Seafox 2 arrived this morning at Keppel Verolme Shipyard under tow by the tugs Taurus and Fairplay-31.

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Friday, February 05, 2010


The Penelop (IMO: 9325908, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama's) is a crude oil tanker of 253 metres long, 44 metres wide and a draught of almost 15 metres. She has a gross tonnage of 63,448 and a deadweight tonnage of 114,500. The Penelop is managed by Lundqvist Rederierna, Finland which operates eight aframax tankers. She was built in 2006 by Daewoo Shipbuilding, Korea. The vessel is mainly deployed between the Baltic area and Rotterdam.

The Penelop is expected to arrive this evening at the TEAM terminal with the last port of call at Sullom Voe.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010


The Stellanova (IMO: 9085730, Port of Registry: Rotterdam) is a heavy load ship operated by Jumbo Shipping. She is, together with her sisters Jumbo Spirit and Fairload, the smallest vessel in Jumbo's fleet. The ship is almost 96 metres long, about 18 metres wide and has a gross tonnage of 4,962. She has one hold with a bale capacity of 7176 cubic metres, one crane with a capacity of 250 tons and 1 derrick with a 250 tons capacity (in combi 500 tons). The Stellanova was built in 1996 by the IJssel Vliet Combination, the Netherlands.

The Stellanova is scheduled to arrive later this evening at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Gdynia, Poland.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010


The Alfred N (IMO: 8900438, Port of Registry: Panama) is a bulk carrier owned by General Ore Carrier Corporation IV Limited, Panama and managed by Neu Seeschiffahrt GmbH, Germany. The vessel was built in 1991 by Fincantieri Cantieri Navali, Italy. Her sister vessels are the Arthur N and Faith N. The Alfred N is 325 metres long, 54 metres wide and has a maximum draught of almost 21 metres. All these dimensions ensure a deadweight tonnage of 260,826.

The Alfred N has entered the Port of Rotterdam this morning with a last port of call at Ponta da Madeira, Brasil. She is berthed at the EMO terminal where she will stay for about 5 days discharging iron ore.
Alfred N
Source: Bernd Dahlmann (

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