Friday, July 30, 2010

XIN SHANGHAI

Xin ShanghaiThe Xin Shanghai (IMO: 9307231, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is one of the largest containervessels currently sailing with her length of 336.7 metres, width of 45.6 metres and a maximum draught of 15 metres. She can carry a maximum of 18 rows of containers by eight tiers on the weather deck and 16 rows by 10 tiers in the holds which gives the vessel a total capacity of 9,600 teu. The ship is propelled by an MAN B&W 12K98MC-C Mk6 engine, with a power of 68,520 kW. During sea trials the ship achieved a ballast service speed of 25.4 knots. The CSCL Pusan and Xin Los Angeles are her sistervessels. She is deployed on China Shipping's AEX-7 loop.

The Xin Shanghai is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the port of Rotterdam with the last port of call at Le Havre. She will take berth at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam and will depart with destination Hamburgwithin 36 to 48 hours. She will return to Rotterdam within two months.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

PACIFIC BLADE

Pacific BladeThe Pacific Blade (IMO: 9169366, Port of Registry: Singapore) is an Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel with an overall length of 66 metres. The vessel is operated by Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), which operates across the globe from the Far East and Australasia through India and the Middle East to West Africa, the Mediterranean and the North Sea. Built in Ulstein Verft AS, Norway, this class has successfully served in the North Sea spot market, performed round-the-clock anchor handling duties for pipelay barges throughout the Mediterranean and the Arabian Gulf, carried out salvage work on the African coast, and semi-submersible deepwater anchor handling in Southeast Asia. Pacific Brigand also has experience in deepwater anchor handling, having set and recovered anchors in 2,170 metres of water. The Pacific Blade is propelled by 2 Wartsila Vasa 12V32D engines delivering 6,120 BHP each. This ensures a bollard pull of 157 metric tonnes continuous.

The Pacific Blade will enter the Port of Rotterdam this evening from Aberdeen towing the drilling platform GSF Monarch to Keppel Verolme Shipyard.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

SMT BONTRUP

SMT BontrupThe SMT Bontrup (IMO: 7715953, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama's) is a belt-unloading bulkcarrier used for stone carrying and dumping. The SMT Bontrup was built in 1987 as the bulk carrier Hoegh Minerva. She was converted to her current form just recently at "VDS Staal en Machinebouw", Holland. The vessel is 200.5 meters long, 30.8 meters wide and has a maximum draught of 11.56 meters. She is powered by a MAN K8SZ 70/125 engine, which gives the vessel a maximum speed of 14.5 knots. The vessel is equipped with two 42 tonnes travelling gantry cranes, two 13 cubic meter clamshell buckets and carries her cargo in 10 holds (strengthened for heavy cargo) with a capacity of 1,764,385 cubic feet. She has a 9 meter outreach on either side.

The SMT Bontrup is scheduled to arrive later tonight at the Yanghtzehaven, Rotterdam with a load of stone from Bremanger Quarry, Norway to be used in the Maasvlakte 2 project.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

CALAMITY JANE

Calamity JaneThe Calamity Jane is a support vessel for Allseas' mechanical subsea pipeline vessel Digging Donald, which is fully remote controlled from the Calamity Jane and has a maximum depth of 350 meters. In addition to trenching, other support services on dynamic positioning can be performed by the Calamity Jane, such as pipeline crossing preparation, mattress installation in deep water, surveys and pigging and testing of pipelines, all diverless.
The vessel is 151 meters long, 20 meters wide and can accomodate 72 persons. She is equipped with one fixed lifting frame for lifting up to a maximum of 200 tons and a general purpose crane for lifting up to 55 tons. The Calamity Jane is owned by the Swiss-based Allseas Group S.A. which is one of the major offshore pipelay and subsea construction companies in the world, operating specialised vessels - which were designed in-house.

The Calamity Jane is scheduled to enter the Port of Rotterdam this evening and will berth at Verolme shipyard.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

CELEBRITY ECLIPSE

The Celebrity Eclipse (IMO: 9404314, Port of Registry: Valletta, Malta) is a 317 meters long, 36.8 meters wide cruiseship of the Solstice class, operated by Celebrity Cruises. She is the third Solstice-class after the Celebrity Solstice and Celbrity Equinox. The Eclipse was launched in February 2010, has 17 seventeen decksand has a maximum passenger capacity of 2,852 with a crew of about 1,271. The vessel is propelled by 4 Wartsila diesels with a combined power of combined 91,364 kW providing a maximum speed of 24 knots.

The Celebrity Eclipse is quite unique with 85% of all staterooms having sweeping veranda views. Of course, there are several restaurants on board, a spa, casino, multiple pools etc. etc. Celebrity Eclipse's official maiden voyage was on April 29, 2010, departing Southampton to Cobh, Ireland. Throughout the Summer, she sails the Mediterranean, Russia and Scandinavia. Celebrity Eclipse will be relocated in Miami in Winter 2010 to offer Caribbean cruises.
Celebrity Eclipse
Photo by: Brian Burnell
Source: Wikipedia


The Celebrity Eclipse arrived this morning at the Holland Amerikakade, Rotterdam on her 14 day trip visiting Southampton, Zeebrugge, Warnemunde, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn and Rotterdam before returning to Southampton.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

HANJIN FUZHOU

Hanjin Fuzhou (ex. Cosco Asia)
Today we have the containership Hanjin Fuzhou (IMO: 9345403, Port of Registry: Panama, ex name: Cosco Asia) featuring as the Ship of the Day. The Hanjin Fuzhou is a 349 metres long, 45 metres wide ship with a maximum teu capacity of 10,000 and a deadweight tonnage of 110,000. She was christened on July 26, 2007 in South Korea and made her maiden voyage on August 9, 2007 from China to Europe. The vessel was the first of six identical ships being built for COSCO by Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard. She was chartered by Hanjin in june 2009, but is still owned by Cosco. Her sister vessels are: Cosco Europe, Hanjin Casablanca (ex. Cosco Africa), Hanjin Alexandria (ex. Cosco America), Cosco Oceania and Hanjin Bilbao (ex. Cosco Pacific). The vessel realized a high-level of automation and is very environmentally friendly. It was classed by Lloyd's Register to stringent environmental standards, reflecting COSCO's commitment to its UN Global Compact responsibilities.

The Hanjin Fuzhou is scheduled to arrive later this evening at the Euromax terminal, Rotterdam with her last port of call at Hamburg.


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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CMA CGM DON CARLOS

CMA CGM Don Carlos

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 later tonight 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.



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Friday, July 16, 2010

MSC FRANCESCA

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 this afternoon at the ECT Delta Terminal, Rotterdam from Felixstowe.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

CMA CGM CHRISTOPHE COLOMB

CMA CGM Christophe ColombToday's Ship of the Day is the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb (IMO: 9453559, Port of Registry: Marseille, France). The Christophe Colomb is currently the largest vessel in CMA CGM's fleet with a maximum teu capacity of 13,344. The vessel is 365 meters long and 51 meters wide. She was built in 2009 by Daewoo Heavy Industries, Korea. The vessel's design is comparable to the recently built MSC vessels (such as: MSC Beatrice) with the superstructure located midships. 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 Christophe Colomb will have seven sisterships, amongst which are the CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci and CMA CGM Corte Real which have also been recently delivered. She is deployed in CMA CGM's FAL1 loop connecting China and North-Western Europe.

The CMA CGM Christophe Colomb is scheduled to arrive later tonight at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Hamburg and will leave in about 36 hours with destination Zeebrugge..

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

NOORDAM

NoordamToday's Ship of the Day is Holland America Line's cruiseship Noordam (IMO: 9230115, Port of Registry: Rotterdam). The vessel was built in 2006 by Fincantieri Venice, Italy and is the newest member of HAL's renowned Vista-class ships. She embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system that maximizes manoeuvrability. The ms Noordam exemplifies the classic style of ocean travel with contemporary amenities and modern enhancements. The vessel is 285 meters long and 37 meters wide and provides accomodation to 1,918 passengers with 800 crew memebers. She has a maximum speed of 24 knots. She has a casino, several restaurants and bars, a fitness center, spa and entertainment facilities for everyone from 1 to 99 years old.

The Noordam arrived this morning at the Holland Amerikakade, Rotterdam from Bremerhaven.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

INSIGNIA

InsigniaThe Insignia (IMO: 9156462, Port of Registry: Majuro, Marshall Islands) is a 180 meters long, 26 meters wide cruise ship built in 1998 at Alstom Chantiers de l'Atlantique, France and refurbished in 2004 when bought by her current operator Oceania Cruises, USA. She has a passenger capacity of 684 and has a guest-to-staff ratio of 1.71 to 1 with a crew of 400. The vessels consists of several restaurants, bars and lounges, a spa, library, casino, internet facilities etc.


The Insignia arrived this morning from Amsterdam and is currently berthed at the Holland Amerikakade. She will depart this evening with destination Copenhagen.


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View the webcam of the vessel here:
Webcam Insignia

Saturday, July 10, 2010

FAITH N

Faith NThe Faith N (Port of registry: Panama, IMO: 8618425), is one of the larger bulk carriers currently sailing. She is owned by the General Ore Carrier Corporation and operated by Neu Seeschiffahrt, Hamburg. The vessel was built in 1990 by Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani, has a deadweight tonnage of about 261.000, is 325 meters long, 54 meters wide and has a draught of 20.5 meters. The ship has 9 transitional bulkheads and 2 longitudional bulkheads. Her sister vessels are the Alfred N and Arthur N.

The Faith N arrived this morning at the EECV terminal, Rotterdam from Ponta da Madeira, Brasil.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

HOLLAND

HollandToday's Ship of the Day is the tug Holland (IMO: 5153462, Port of Registry: West-Terschelling). The Holland was built in 1951 as a salvage tug by Ferus Smit Shipbuilding B.V., the Netherlands. This swift recovery vessel safely brought to shore 161 ships during the period 1951-1975. In the summer months, shipping company Doeksen put the Holland to work as an extra ferry for the service between Harlingen and Terschelling. This meant fitting her out with fine saloon accommodation. From 1975 to 1999 the Holland was hired out to the North Sea directorate of the Dutch Ministry of Waterways and Public Works (Rijkswaterstaat directie Noordzee). At the end of this tour of duty there appeared on the horizon a doom scenario: decommissioning and the scrap-yard. However, thanks to the alertness of several enthusiasts this fate was avoided in the nick of time and the unique ship saved and taken under the wings of the Salvage Tug-boat Holland Foundation. Since August 2004, sea salvage tugboat Holland has been registered as a Voyaging Monument with the National Register of Voyaging Monuments set up by the Foundation Federation of Old Dutch Shipping Vessels. The Holland is 57.35 meters long, 9.54 meters wide and is propelled by a 10 cylinder 1499 kW Werkspoor type TMABS 3910 engine. More information on the vessel can be found at: www.zeesleepbootholland.nl (mainly Dutch).

The Holland is expected to arrive later tonight at the Holland Amerikakade, Rotterdam.

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

CSCL LE HAVRE & CSCL LONG BEACH

CSCL Le HavreToday we have the two sistervessels CSCL Le Havre (IMO: 9307243, Port of Registry: Limassol, Cyprus) and CSCL Long Beach (IMO: 9314258, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) featuring as the Ship of the Day. These ships are 336 metres long, 46 metres wide containervessels with a deadweight tonnage of 111,700. Both vessels have a teu capacity of 9,580 and 700 reefers. They are propelled by a 93,120 BHP MAN B&W engine, which gives the vessel a maximum speed of 24.7 kts. The CSCL Le Havre was built in 2006 by Samsung Heavy Industries, Korea and the CSCL Long Beach in 2007. The Le Havre is managed by Danaos Shipping Co., Greece, while the Long Beach is operated by Seaspan ship management, Hong Kong.

The CSCL Le Havre is arrived this morning at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam with a last port of call at Hamburg. The CSCL Long Beach is expected to arrive later tonight at the ECT Delta terminal from Le Havre.

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

CMA CGM HYDRA

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.
CMA CGM Hydra

Photo by: Torsten Bätge
Source: Wikimedia
Permission: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License


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Monday, July 05, 2010

RAMFORM VALIANT

Ramform ValiantThe Ramform Valiant (IMO: 9165023, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama's) is a seismic survey vessel, delivered in 1998 by Langsten S&B, Norway for her current owners Petroleum Geo-Services, Norway. PGS operates six Ramform vessels, each capable of towing 12+ streamers - the only such vessels operating in the world today. All known streamer handling and towing records are held by Ramform vessels. The Ramform Valiant is 86 meters long, almost 40 meters wide. She was the first of the 20-streamer V-class ships and has worked in Europe and West Africa, as well as North and South America.

The Ramform Valiant is expected to arrive later tonight at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam.

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Friday, July 02, 2010

COSCO INDIAN OCEAN

Cosco Indian OceanThe Cosco Indian Ocean(IMO: 9355563, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is one of Cosco's most recent newbuildings. This 10,000 teu container ship was launched in July 2008 at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co.Ltd, China. The ship is 348 meters long, 45.6 meters wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 111,414. The vessel's Hyundai Heavy 12K98MC MK6 engine delivers a maximum power of 68,640 kW, which assure a maximum speed of about 24 knots.

The Cosco Indian Ocean will arrive this evening 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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