Thursday, March 31, 2011

EUGEN MAERSK

Eugen MaerskThe Eugen Maersk (IMO: 9321550, Port of Registry: Randers, Denmark) is, together with her sisters (amongst others) 'Emma Maersk', 'Estelle Maersk', 'Evelyn Maersk' and 'Ebba 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. A total capacity of 13,500 teu is also possible when containers are not fully loaded. This capacity is possible by stacking the containers in 22 rows wide. Maersk calculates the teu capacity with loaded containers. The vessel is 397 meters long, 56 meters wide, has a depth of 30 meters and a deadweigth 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 optimize 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 delivered by Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd in 2008 as the seventh and last ship in Maersk's PS-class. The new MSC vessels, amongst which is the MSC Danit are smaller in dimensions, but can transport more TEU than the PS-class vessels of Maersk, due to her smart design (which doesn't give her the best looks).

The Eugen Maersk will arrive later tonight at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Tanger Med, terminal. Tomorrow, the vessel will set sail for Felixstowe. She will return within two months to Rotterdam.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CMA CGM MAGELLAN

Today's Ship of the Day is the CMA CGM Magellan (IMO: 9454424, Port of Registry: London). The Magellan 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 Magellan 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 Magellan arrived this morning at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Le Havre. She will visit Rotterdam next week once more on her second call in the loop.

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CMA CGM Magellan
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Ulf Kornfeld

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

EENDRACHT

EendrachtPhoto by: MaxToday's SotD is a well-known vessel in the port of Rotterdam. The three masted schooner Eendracht (IMO: 8814275, Port of Registry: Rotterdam) is used to get anyone, especially young people, acquainted with the adventure of sailing at sea. The vessel was built in 1989 by Damen Shipyards, Gorinchem, is 59 metres long, 12 metres wide, has a maximum sail area of 1,206 m2 and a mast height of 41.7 metres. The vessel has a crew of 13 and a passenger capacity of 40 for trips of more than one day. She has 15 two-person cabins, 6 four-person cabins and one single person cabin.

The Eendracht will return this afternoon to her homeport Rotterdam after 6 months travelling. During this voyage the vessel visited several ports in the Caribbean, such as Surinam and Trinidad & Tobago. After three weeks at sea the vessel will berth this afternoon at the Holland Amerikakade. More info can be found at the website of the Eendracht.


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Monday, March 28, 2011

BW LUCK

The BW Luck (IMO: 9253117, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is a 332 meters long, 58 meters wide Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) operated by BW Maritime Pte. Ltd., Singapore. The vessel has a maximum draught of 20.8 meter and a deadweight tonnage of almost 300,000. She was built in 2003 at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Korea as the World Luck for World-Wide Shipping Agency, Singapore. She was acquired in 2008 by BW Maritime.

The BW Luck is expected to arrive this afternoon at the MOT Terminal, Rotterdam from Sidi Kerir Terminal, Egypt.
BW Luck
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Frans Sanderse


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Friday, March 25, 2011

TRANSSHELF

TransshelfThe Transshelf (IMO: 8512279, Port of Registry: Willemstad) is a semi-submersible heavy transport carrier operated by the Dutch company Dockwise that is specialised in heavy transports. The submersible deck space of the Transshelf has a size of 40 x 132 meters. The Transshelf was build in 1987, is 173 meters long, 40 meters wide and has a standard draught of 8.8 meters when sailing and a maximum draught of 21 meters when submerged. She is propelled by two Wärtsila Vasa 18V32 engines of 6,750 kW each. Due to its submersible features the Transshelf is mainly deployed for marine transportation of drilling rigs and offshore platform components.

The Transshelf has arrived this morning at the Waalhaven.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

MSC ALEXANDRA

Today's ship of the day is the recently delivered MSC Alexandra (IMO: 9461374, Port of Registry: Panama). This container vessel is 365 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 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 a 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 Alexandra is operated by Mediterranean Shipping Company on their Far-East to Europe loop.

The MSC Alexandra is scheduled to arrived this morning at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam from Bremerhaven and will depart within 24 hours.
MSC Alexandra
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Ingmar Domrös


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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

COSCO BEIJING

Cosco Beijing The Cosco Beijing (IMO: 9308508, Port of Registry: Piraeus) is still one of the largest container vessels measuring in gross tonnage nowadays, together with her sisters: Cosco Hellas, Cosco Ningbo, Cosco Yantian and Cosco Guangzhou. However since the launch in 2006 and 2007 of Maersk PS-class vessels (amongst which are the Emma Maersk, Estelle Maersk and Eleonora Maersk) and Cosco's own 10,000 teu vessels Cosco Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and America and more recently MSC's 14,000 TEU vessels (amongst which is the MSC Danit)the Cosco Beijing's position on the list of largest containerships is declining.

The Beijing is 350 metres long, almost 43 metres wide, has a deadweight tonnage of 107,000 and a teu capacity of 9,450. She is currently sailing on the AE1-loop which connects Asia and Europe.

The Cosco Beijing is scheduled to arrive later this evening at the ECT Terminal, Rotterdam, with the last port of call at Hamburg. The vessel will leave in about 36 hours for Felixstowe before returning to the Far East.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

AUDACIA

AudaciaToday's SotD is the recently converted pipelayer Audacia (IMO: 9305130, Port of Registry: Panama). The length of the Audacia including the stinger is 335 metres. She is 32 metres wide, is suited for installation of pipelines up to a diameter of 60 inches including coating, and is intended for operation in all water depths. The Audacia provides accomodation to a crew of 240. She was converted by Keppel Verolme, Rotterdam from a bulkcarrier to a an advanced offshore vessel in 2008. The vessel 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.

The Audacia is scheduled to arrive later this morning at the offshore location Calandkanaal.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

MORNING CALM

Morning CalmThe Morning Calm (IMO: 9285615, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahamas) is a pure care and truck carrier with a length over all of almost 200 metres, a width of 33 metres and a maximum draught of 10 metres. She was built in 2004 by Stocznia Gdynia S.A., Poland and is managed by Stamco Ship Management Company Ltd., Greece. The vessel is a floating car parking of 12 decks and has a capacity of about 6,600 cars on 54,500 sq metres.

The Morning Calm arrived this morning at the Rotterdam Car Terminal from Tilbury.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

PACIFIC REEFER

Pacific ReeferThe Pacific Reefer (IMO: 9179268, Port of Registry: Panama) is a refrigerated cargo vessel of 145 metres long, 22.6 metres wide, a depth of 13.3 metres and a gross tonnage of 10,991. The Pacific Reefer has a refrigerated cargo capacity of 16,996 m3 and is equipped with two cranes with a SWL of 36 tons each and two cranes with a SWL of 8 tons each. She is propelled by a 11,000 kW Kobe Diesel engine which gives the vessel an operating speed of 18.3 knots. The vessel is operated by Fukujin Kisen Co., Japan and was built in 1999 by Shin Kochijyuko Heavy Industries, Japan.

The Pacific Reefer is scheduled to arrive this evening at the Waalhaven with the last port at Hamburg.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SUBHADRA

The Subhadra (IMO: 9396593, Port of Registry: Mumbai, India) is a Supply Vessel/Tug of 78 meters long, 17.2 meters wide and a maximum draught of almost 7 meters. The vessel was built in 2008 at Kleven Vaerft, Norway. The Subhadra is propelled by a Rolls Royce diesel engine and is equipped with one bow thruster and two stern thrusters of 882 KW each which gives the vessel a bollard pull of 188 tons. She is operated by Varun Shipping Company, India.

The Subhadra arrived this morning at CCT Moerdijk.

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Subhadra
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Richard Patton


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SWAN

SwanToday Ship of the Day is the semi-submersible heavy load vessel Swan (IMO: 8001000, Port of Registry: Willemstad, Dutch Antilles). The ship is 180.5 meters long, 32.3 meters wide and has a maximum draught when submerged of 21.6 meters. The Swan provides a deck space of 126.8 meters by 31.6 meters with a deck load of 16-20 tonnes/sq.m which ensures the vessel to carry heavy cargo up to 25,000 tons. She is equipped with 4 ballast pumps, electrically driven, with a total capacity of 2,800 cu.m/hr and 3 cargo pumps, also electrically driven, with a total capacity of 3,000 cu.m/hr. The Swan was built in 1977 as the Swan Arrow and was converted into her current state in 2003. She is currently operated by the Dutch based company Dockwise Shipping B.V.

The Swan will arrive this afternoon with the jack-up barge JB-115, which is capable in water depths up to ± 40 metre. The Swan will be located at the Calandkanaal.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

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 arrived this morning 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, March 11, 2011

MARGOT N

The Margot N (IMO: 8707226, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is a 322 meters long, 56 meters wide ore carrier with a deadweight of 255,000 and a maximum draught of almost 20 meters. The vessel is propelled by a MAN Diesel, 6S80MC-C Mk. VII type, engine delivering a power of 20,377 KW and giving the vessel a maximum speed of 14 knots. She was built in 1989 at Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea as the Niels Maersk as a single-hulled tanker and converted to an ore carrier in 2008. She is currently operated by Neu Seeschiffahrt, Germany.

The Margot N will arrive later this afternoon at the EECV terminal, Rotterdam for discharging iron ore from Tubarao.

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Margot N
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Adri Schouten

Thursday, March 10, 2011

SC BALTIC

SC Baltic
The SC Baltic (IMO: 7393793, Port of Registry: Nørresundby, Denmark) is an in 1975 built pallet handling vessel with an overall length of 95 metres, a width of 15 metres and a maximum draught of 5.7 metres. The vessel can handle pallets using the two starboard sidedoors together with the four pallet elevators and six on board forklifts. She is also capable of transporting special, project cargo at her open deck. She has a total bale capacity of 6.544 m3 and is propelled by a 2,200 kW MAK engine, which delivers the vessel a service speed of 12 knots.
The SC Baltic arrived this morning at the Wiltonhaven, Schiedam.


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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

CMA CGM LEO

The CMA CGM Leo(IMO: 9399208, Port of Registry: Valletta, Malta) is one of the more recent additions to the fleet of CMA CGM. The vessel was built at Hyundai Heavy Industries and delivered in 2009. She has a maximum teu capacity of 11,400 TEU and 800 connections for reefers. The CMA CGM Leo is 363 meters long and 45 meters wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 130,000. According to CMA CGM the vessel uses 6% less fuel than comparable ships. The CMA CGM Leo is propelled by a MAN B&W main engine with an output of 72,240 kilowatts, making it possible for the ship to travel at a service speed approaching 25 knots. CMA CGM has deployed the vessel in her FAL1 loop between Asia and Europe.

The CMA CGM Leo will arrive this morning from Hamburg at the ECT Delta Terminal. She will depart within 24 hours.
CMA CGM Leo
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Johnny Go


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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

HR.MS. SCHIEDAM (M860)

The Hr.Ms. Schiedam (M860) is a Dutch minehunter built by Van der Giessen-de Noord. She started her service in 1986. The vessel is 51 metres long and 9 metres wide, has a maximum speed of 15 kts and a maximum range of 3,500 miles at 10 kts. The M860 is armed by one GIAT 20F-2 20mm gun, has a Thales DUBM 21B, hull mounted sonar. The most remarkable feature of the minehunters of the Alkmaar-class, to which the Schiedam belongs, is the lack of steel. The hull is made of polyester and the further contruction of the ship is made of aluminium. This because many seamines react to disturbances in the magnetic field. Due to cost saving at the ministry of defense, four of the original fifteen vessels of the Alkmaar-class have been sold to the Latvian government.

The Hr.Ms. Schiedam has entered the Port of Rotterdam this morning. She will take berth at the navy berth in the Haringvliet.
Hr.Ms. Schiedam
Source: Royal Dutch Navy

Friday, March 04, 2011

FAIRMOUNT SUMMIT & FAIRMOUNT SHERPA

Fairmount SummitToday's SotD are the anchor-handling tug Fairmount Summit (IMO: 9315563, Port of Registry: Panama) and Fairmount Sherpa. These 75 metres long, 18 metres wide tugs have an engine capacity of 16,320 BHP which is delivered by a Wartsila W6L32 engine. This capacity give the vessels a 205 ton bollard pull. The vessels are equipped with a 825 KW bow thruster and a 736 KW stern thruster. The vessels were built in 2005 at Niigata, Japan and are owned by the Dutch company Fairmount Marine. The vessels' sister vessel is the Fairmount Alpine.

The Fairmount Summit and Sherpa will arrive this morning in Rotterdam from after delivering the FPSO Skarv Idun in the port of Stord, Norway. The two tugs needed just 92 days for the long distance tow of about 15,300 nautical miles from Samsung Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. More info: Fairmount Marine.

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

MSC PALOMA

Today's ship of the day is the recently delivered MSC Paloma (IMO: 9441001, 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 Paloma is operated by Mediterranean Shipping Company on their Far-East to Europe loop.


The MSC Paloma will arrive later this morning at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam from Felixstowe and will depart tomorrow.

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MSC Paloma
Copyright: Manuel Hernández Lafuente
Source: Shipspotting.com


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