Monday, December 17, 2012

CSCL STAR

The CSCL Star(IMO: 9466867, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is the first of eight container carriers of its kind ordered by CSCL. The vessel is 366 meters long, 51 meters wide and has a teu capacity of 14,000. She was delivered in 2011 by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries, Korea and is propelled by a 72,000 KW HSD Engine. She is deployed on China Shipping's AEX-7 loop connecting Asia and Europe. Some of the Star's sisters are: CSCL Mars, CSCL Uranus, CSCL Jupiter and CSCL Venus.

The CSCL Star arrived this morning at the Port of Rotterdam from Le Havre. She is berthed at the ECT Delta Terminal.


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Friday, December 14, 2012

BAR PROTECTOR

Bar ProtectorThe Bar Protector (IMO: 7814450, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama's) is a diving support vessel of 112 meters long, 20 meters wide and a maximum draught of 6.8 meters. She is propelled by a main engine of 4,500 kW and is equipped with two aft thrusters of 1,120 kW each and two bow thrusters of 1,120 kW each. The vessel has a free deck area of 800 sq.m. and has a main crane with a maximum capacity of 100 tonnes SWL. She can accomodate up to 109 people and is equipped with a diving system suitable for up to 12 divers working at various depths to a maximum of 300 m. The system comprises 4 decompression chambers, a 3 man 6.3 cu.m bell and an hyperbaric lifeboat. The vessel is owned and operated by Saipem S.p.A., Italy.

The Bar Protector will arrive this morning at the Damen, Schiedam.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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 has 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 is scheduled to arrive this evening at the ECT Delta Terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Bremerhaven.

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

Monday, December 10, 2012

HUGO N

Ore carrier Hugo N (IMO: 9398096, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is 327 meters long, 55 meters wide and has a maximum draught of 21.4 meters. She has a deadweight tonnage of 297,000. She was delivered in January 2011 at Universal Shipbuilding, Japan and is operated by Neu Seeschiffahrt. Her sister vessels are Abigail N, Daniel N, Helen N and Steven N

The Hugo N is expected to arrive later tonight at the EECV terminal, Rotterdam with a load of iron ore from Tubarao, Brazil.

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Hugo N
Copyright: Hannes van Rijn
Source: Shipspotting.com

Friday, December 07, 2012

COLLISION: BALTIC ACE & CORVUS J (UPDATE 2)

Wednesday 5 December around 19.20 local time vehicle carrier Baltic Ace (IMO: 9386213, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama's) and containership (IMO: 9262895, Port of Registry: Limassol, Cyprus) came into collision with each other about 35 miles off the Dutch coast in the North Sea near the North Hinder Light Buoy. The Corvus J only suffered some damage on the front of the ship and reported no injuries. 13 of the 24 crew members of the Baltic Ace have rescued themselves using life rafts. The Baltic Ace has sunk. 5 crew members did not survive the accident. 6 crew members are still missing. Several crew members have been transported to hospitals in the Netherlands. Several helicopters, marine vessels and nearby merchant vessels assisted in the rescue operation which has been called off last night. The rescue operating was resumed on Thursday at daylight using search planes and helicopters. The search and rescue operation was called off Thursday evening since there was no hope in finding any more crew members. The Baltic Ace left the port of Zeebrugge on Wednesday and was underway to Kotka, Finland. The Corvus J was underway from Grangemouth to Antwerp.

Below you can find the tracks of the two vessels before the collision (data provided by Marine Traffic) or you can look at Vessel Finder for a video based on AIS data:

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Corvus J



Source: ShipSpotting.com
© Henk Jungerius

Baltic Ace



Source: ShipSpotting.com
© Lennart Rydberg

Thursday, December 06, 2012

COLLISION: BALTIC ACE & CORVUS J (UPDATE)

Last night around 19.20 local time vehicle carrier Baltic Ace (IMO: 9386213, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama's) and containership (IMO: 9262895, Port of Registry: Limassol, Cyprus) came into collision with each other about 35 miles off the Dutch coast in the North Sea near the North Hinder Light Buoy. The Corvus J only suffered some small damage and no injuries. 13 of the 24 crew members of the Baltic Ace have rescued themselves using life rafts. The Baltic Ace has sunk. 5 crew members did not survive the accident. 6 crew members are still missing. Several crew members have been transported to hospitals in the Netherlands. Several helicopters, marine vessels and nearby merchant vessels assisted in the rescue operation which has been called off last night. The rescue operating was resumed at daylight using search planes and helicopters. However there is no hope that any crew members will be found alive due to the harsh circumstances and the low water temperature. The Baltic Ace left the port of Zeebrugge earlier on Wednesday and was underway to Kotka, Finland. The Corvus J was underway from Grangemouth to Antwerp.

Below you can find the tracks of the two vessels before the collision (data provided by Marine Traffic) or you can look at Vessel Finder for a video based on AIS data:

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Corvus J



Source: ShipSpotting.com
© Henk Jungerius

Baltic Ace



Source: ShipSpotting.com
© Lennart Rydberg

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

COLLISION: BALTIC ACE & CORVUS J

This evening around 19.20 local time vehicle carrier Baltic Ace (IMO: 9386213, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama's) and containership (IMO: 9262895, Port of Registry: Limassol, Cyprus) came into collision with each other about 35 miles off the Dutch coast in the North Sea near the North Hinder Light Buoy. The Baltic Ace has sunk. 13 of the 24 crew members of the Baltic Ace have rescued themselves using life rafts. 4 crew members did not survive the accident. 7 crew members are still missing. Several helicopters, marine vessels and nearby merchant vessels assisted in the rescue operation which has been called during the night. The rescue operating will resume at day light using search planes and helicopters. Several crew members have been transported to hospitals in the Netherlands. The Baltic Ace left the port of Zeebrugge earlier this afternoon and was underway to Kotka, Finland. The Corvus J was underway from Grangemouth to Antwerp.

Below you can find the tracks of the two vessels before the collision (data provided by Marine Traffic) or you can look at Vessel Finder for a video based on AIS data:

Click here for the current position of the Corvus J.
Corvus J



Source: ShipSpotting.com
© Henk Jungerius

Baltic Ace



Source: ShipSpotting.com
© Lennart Rydberg

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

AL JABRIYAH II

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 2010.

The Al Jabriyah II is scheduled to arrive later tonight 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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Monday, December 03, 2012

BERGE STAHL

Berge Stahl
The Berge Stahl seen moored at Ponta da Madeira, Brasil.
Today's SOTD is the Berge Stahl (IMO: 8420804, Port of registry: Stavanger, Norway) which has been the largest ore carrier for years with her deadweight of 364,767 tons. Currently the ore carriers operated by Vale, such as the Vale Rio de Janeiro and Vale Italia are the largest ones. The Berge Stahl is owned by Bergesen Worldwide Shipping and was built in 1992 by Hyundai Heavy Ind. Co. Ltd. Ulsan, Korea. She is 343 meters long, 65 meters wide, has a draught of 23 meters and has 7 holds and hatches. She transports iron ore from the 'Companhia Vale do Rio Doce' mines in the eastern part of the Amazone, Brasil to Rotterdam. From Rotterdam the iron ore is transported in barges to the steel mills of ThyssenKrupp and Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann in Germany.

The Berge Stahl is scheduled to arrive this evening at the EECV terminal, Rotterdam from Ponta da Madeira, Brasil.


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Friday, November 30, 2012

EDITH MAERSK

The Edith Maersk (IMO: 9321548, Port of Registry: Roskilde, Denmark) is, together with her sisters (amongst which are the 'Emma Maersk' and 'Eleonora Maersk'), still the largest containership in dimensions with a total teu capacity 11,000 teu (of which 1,000 forty foot reefer containers) according to the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. 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: Shipspotting.com
Photo by: Claus Michelsen

The Edith Maersk will arrive later tonight at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from the Suez Canal terminal. She will stay in port for about 24 hours. She will return within about 2 weeks to Rotterdam on her second call in the loop.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

SC BALTIC

SC BalticThe 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 gives the vessel a service speed of 12 knots. The SC Baltic is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the Waalhaven.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

CMA CGM CHRISTOPH 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. She is deployed in CMA CGM's FAL-5 loop connecting China and Europe.

The CMA CGM Christophe Colomb is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Zeebrugge.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

CSCL MARS

The CSCL Mars (IMO: 9467287, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is the fourth of eight container carriers of its kind ordered by CSCL. The vessel is 366 meters long, 51 meters wide and has a teu capacity of 14,000. She was delivered in october 2011 by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries, Korea and is propelled by a 72,000 KW HSD Engine. She is deployed on China Shipping's AEX-7 loop connecting Asia and Europe. Some of the Mars's sisters are: CSCL Star, CSCL Jupiter and CSCL Venus.

The CSCL Mars arrived last night at the Port of Rotterdam from Le Havre. She is berthed at the ECT Delta Terminal.
CSCL Mars
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Osvaldo Morales Cáceres


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Friday, November 23, 2012

SEVEN SEAS

Seven SeasToday we have the pipelayer / construction vessel Seven Seas (IMO: 9384760, Port of Registry: Douglas, Isle of Man) featuring as the SotD. The Seven Seas was constructed in 2007 at Merwede Shipyard, Hardinxveld-Giessendam and was outfitted at Huisman-Itrec, Schiedam. She is operated by Subsea 7. The vessel is 153 metres long, 28 metres wide and has a gross tonnage of 18,250. She is equipped with an active heave compensated 400/350 t offshore crane, three auxiliary cranes, two workclass ROVs rated to 3000 metres and is fitted with a pipelay tower designed for flexlay, J-Lay and moonpool deployment operations. The vessel provides accomodation to a maximum of 120 persons and is fitted with an approved and certified
helideck suitable for Sikorsky S92 and Super Puma operations.

The Seven Seas will arrive this morning at Damen shipyard, Schiedam for maintenance work.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

COSCO ASIA

Cosco AsiaToday we have the containership Cosco Asia (IMO: 9345403, Port of Registry: Panama) featuring as the Ship of the Day. The Cosco Asia 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. Her sister vessels are: Cosco Europe, Cosco Africa, Cosco America, Cosco Oceania and Cosco Pacific. The vessel realizes 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 Cosco Asia is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the Euromax terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Hamburg.


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Friday, November 16, 2012

BLACK MARLIN

The Black Marlin (IMO: 9186326, Port of Registry: Willemstad, Curaçao) is a semi-submersible heavy load vessel operated by Dockwise Shipping, The Netherlands. The vessel is 217.5 meters long, 42 meters wide and has a deck space of 165.60 x 42.00 meters. Fully submerged the vessel has a draught of 23.3 meters. She then has a water depth above deck of 10 meters. The Black Marlin is mainly used for the transportation of rigs or large parts of offshore plants.

The Black Marlin will enter the Port of Rotterdam from Singapore.


Copyright: Dockwise


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Friday, November 09, 2012

HOEGH BERLIN

Hoegh Berlin
The Hoegh Berlin (IMO: 9295842, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahamas) is a 228 meters long, 32 meters wide car/truck carrier with a fully-loaded capacity of 6,100 cars, secured on 12 decks with a total deck area equal to that of nine football fields. Cars are loaded through the side- and stern-mounted ramps that allows for a variety of wheeled cargo to be driven aboard. The vessel was built in 2005 by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in South Korea under contract to Höegh Autoliners as the fifth vessel in the series of nine newbuildings.

The Hoegh Berlin is scheduled to arrive later this afternoon at the Rotterdam Car Terminal from Zeebrugge.


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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

STEMAT SPIRIT

Stemat SpiritThe Stemat Spirit (IMO: 9496458, Port of Registry: Rotterdam) is a multi-purpose dynamical positioning installation vessel which has been especially designed to meet the demand for installation of large power cable systems and umbilicals. The vessel is 90 meters long and 28 meters wide. She has an open deck space of 1,500 sq.m. with a deck strength of 15 ton / sq.m. The Stemat Spirit is propelled by two Caterpillar 3512HD engines and is equipped with two azimuth stern thrusters of 1140 kW, two caterpillar bow thrusters and two azimuth retractable bow thrusters of 1118 kW. The vessel provides accomodation to a crew of 60.

The Stemat Spirit arrived last night at the Werkhaven, Rotterdam.

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Monday, November 05, 2012

NYK OLYMPUS

The NYK Olympus (IMO: 9312987, Port of Registry: Panama) was built in 2007 at IHI corporation shipyard, Japan and is currently operated by NYK Ship Management. The vessel is 336 metres long, 46 metres wide and has a maximum TEU capacity of 9,120 of which 600 reefer containers. These dimensions give the vessel a gross tonnage of 98,799. She is propelled by a Sulzer 12RT-flex96C engine which delivers a power output of 68,200 kW and has a maximum speed of 24.5 knots. Although not as large as the NYK vessels Vesta, Vega, Venus and Virgo, the NYK Olympus is still one of the largest containervessels currently sailing in the NYK fleet, which doesn't feature any super post-panamax vessels yet.


The NYK Olympus is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at Rotterdam from Suez on the LP1-loop. She will leave within 48 hours with destination Hamburg and will return to Rotterdam in about two months.
NYK Olympus
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Derek Sands


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Saturday, November 03, 2012

SAIPEM 7000

Saipem 7000Today's SotD is world's second largest crane vessel Saipem 7000 (IMO: 8501567, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama's) with a lifting capacity of 2 x 7,000 tonnes. Only Heerema's Thialf is larger with its lifting capacity of 2 x 7,100 tonnes, however the crane radius of Saipem 7000 grant a lifting capability of 14000 t at 42 meters while Thialf can only lift 14200 at 31.2 meters; for this reason, the Saipem 7000 retains the world lifting records. The Saipem 7000 is 198 metres long, has a free deck area of 9,000 sq. m. and a transit speed of 9.5 knots. The vessel is equipped with 10 azimuth thrusters for exact manoeuvring, ballast tanks with a total capacity of more than 100,000 cu. m. for lowering the vessel into its position and 2 twin Saipem 7000 model fully revolving bow mounted AMHOIST cranes. She provides accomodation for a maximum of 800 persons in 405 fully AC single or double cabins. The Saipem 7000 was previously known as the Micoperi 7000 and is currently owned by Saipem S.p.A, Italy. She was built in 1987 by Fincantieri, Italy.

The Saipem 7000 arrived this morning at Keppel Verolme Shipyard, Rotterdam.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

SCF SURGUT

SCF SurgutThe SCF Surgut (IMO: 9422445, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is a Suez-max crude oil tanker delivered in 2009 by Hyundai Heavy industries to join the fleet of the largest Russian shipping company Sovcomflot. The tanker is named after one of the oldest cities of Siberia - the centre of Russia's largest oil region, a kind of unofficial oil developing capital of Russia. The vessel is 274 meters long, 48 meters wide and has a maximum draught of 17.15 meters. These dimension give the vessel a deadweight tonnage of 158,290. She is operated by SCF Unicom Singapore.

The SCF Surgut is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the TEAM terminal, Rotterdam from Novorossiysk, Russia.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

RAMBIZ

RambizThe Rambiz (IMO: 9136199, Port of registry: Bruges, Belgium) is a crane vessel equipped with two cranes that can both reach to a lift height of 90 meters. The vessel is suitable for platform installation and removal, wreckage removal and other special heavy lifting tasks and is fully certified for ocean passage with the cranes fully erected. The cranes can be loaded independent or simultaneous with a maximum load capacity of 3300 tons.
The platform of the vessel is 85 meters long, 44 meters wide, and she is propelled by 4 units of a total of 2200 kW and can accomodate up to 28 persons. The ship is owned by the Belgium based consortium of Herbosch-Kiere, Decloedt NV and Jan de Nul NV, and managed by Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors . The vessel was one of the cranes used in salvaging the Tricolor in 2004. For more details see: http://www.tricolorsalvage.com/.

The Rambiz will enter the port of Rotterdam this morning accompanied by the tug Multratug 4 (IMO: 9360582, Flag: Malta). She will take berth at the Heysehaven, Rotterdam.

Friday, October 26, 2012

NORMAND FLOWER

Normand Flower
Today we have the Normand Flower (IMO: 9249489, flag: Isle of Man) featuring as the Ship of the Day. The Normand Flower is a multi purpose offshore vessel owned by Solstad Offshore ASA. She was built in 2002 by Stx Tulcea, Romania.
The vessel is equipped with a heavy lift crane of 100 t for sub-sea installation and construction work. The vessel has two locations for work ROVs. The vessel is 93 metres long, 21 metres wide, has a helicopter deck dimensioned for the Super Puma AS 332 L2 and provides accomodation for a total of 86 persons. She is equipped with all the latest manoeuvering and communication devices for an accurate positioning.


The Normand Flower arrived this morning at the port of Dordrecht.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

CSCL MERCURY

The CSCL Mercury(IMO: 9467275, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is one of eight container carriers of its kind ordered by CSCL. The vessel is 366 meters long, 51 meters wide and has a teu capacity of 14,000. She was delivered in 2011 by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries, Korea and is propelled by a 72,000 KW HSD Engine. She is deployed on China Shipping's AEX-7 loop connecting Asia and Europe. Some of the Mercury's sisters are: CSCL Mars, CSCL Uranus, CSCL Jupiter and CSCL Venus.

The CSCL Mercury is scheduled to arrive later tonight at the Port of Rotterdam from Le Havre. She will take berth at the ECT Delta Terminal.

Copyright: Manfred Uliczka
Source: Shipspotting.com


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

STEVEN N

Ore carrier Steven N (IMO: 9377406, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is 327 meters long, 55 meters wide and has a maximum draught of 21.4 meters. She has a deadweight tonnage of 297,000. She was delivered in 2010 at Universal Shipbuilding, Japan and is operated by Neu Seeschiffahrt. Her sister vessels are Abigail N, Daniel N, Helen N and Hugo N.

The Steven N is expected to arrive this afternoon at the EECV terminal, Rotterdam with a load of iron ore from Tubarao.

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Steven N

Copyright: Hannes van Rijn
Source: Shipspotting.com

Monday, October 22, 2012

CMA CGM CORTE REAL

CMA CGM Corte RealToday we have the CMA CGM Corte Real (IMO: 9454400, Port of Registry: London) as the Ship of the Day. The Corte Real is currently one of the largests vessels 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 2010 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. In compliance with CMA CGM’s environmental policy and like all new vessels of this type ordered by the Group, the CMA CGM Corte Real is equipped with a combination of innovative environmental features, including:

- An electronically controlled engine, reducing oil and fuel consumption thus enabling the vessel to be operated at eco-speed,
- Double-hull protected bunker tanks, in compliance with the MARPOL 12A regulation which will come into effect in August 2010
- The Fast Oil Recovery System, which enables bunkers to be rapidly recovered at any time, hence significantly limiting the environmental consequences should there be an incident at sea.

The Corte Real has seven sisterships, amongst which are the CMA CGM Christoph Colomb and CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci which have also been recently delivered. She is deployed in CMA CGM's FAL5 loop connecting China and North-Western Europe.

The CMA CGM Corte Real arrived this morning at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Bremerhaven.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

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', still the largest containership ever in dimensions, 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 is scheduled to arrive later tonight at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Tanger Med, Morocco.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

MS ROTTERDAM

MS RotterdamToday's Ship of the Day is the ms Rotterdam (IMO: 9122552, Port of registry: Rotterdam), the flagship of the Holland America Line which has a capacity of 1,316 passengers. She is already the sixth ship of the HAL to bear the name. The Rotterdam has 658 rooms of which there are 4 penthouse suites, 36 normal suites, 120 mini suites, 381 outside staterooms and 117 inside staterooms. Furthermore there are several restaurants, bars, a theather, a kids club, a library, a casino and a health spa on board. On board ms Rotterdam you will find exact replicas of the huge clay army discovered buried in Xian, China. Other art pieces include remarkable clocks and time pieces, contemporary art by recognized artists, and antiques that represent the rich seafaring heritage of Holland America Line. A highlight of the tour is a beautiful 18th-century ship model carved from bone. This in 1997 in Italy built vessel is 238 meters long, 32 meters wide and has a gross tonnage of almost 60.000.

The ms Rotterdam arrived this morning at the Holland Amerikakade from Lisbon for one of her twenty visits to Rotterdam this season. She will leave the port this afternoon for a 17 day cruise visiting Madeira, the Canary Islands, Casablanca, Cadiz and Lisbon.

Pictures below are of the penthouse, the art gallery and the atrium.

Rotterdam PenthouseRotterdam Atrium

Rotterdam Art Gallery

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

QUEEN MARY 2

Queen Mary 2Today's Ship of the Day is the Queen Mary 2, one of the most magnificent ocean liners ever built. Entered service in January 2004, she combines over 165 years of tradition with modern innovations hardly dreamed of only a few years ago. The QM2, owned by Cunard Line, is 345 meters long, 41 meters wide and a total height from keel to funnel of almost 72 meters. Her 157,000 horsepower, environmentally friendly, gas turbine/diesel electric plant provides power to four pods of 21.5 MW each giving the vessel a maximum speed of 28.5 knots. The Queen Mary 2 has a capacity for 2,592 guests and has all kinds of public rooms such as an art gallery, ballroom, swimming pools, top boutiques and brands such as Harrods, H. Stern's, Chopard and Hermes, etc., etc., etc. all located on 13 decks.

The Queen Mary 2 entered the port of Rotterdam early this morning from Southampton and is now located at the Holland Amerikakade. She is scheduled to depart at 18:00 this afternoon with destination Zeebrugge, Le Havre and Southampton. From Southampton the QM2 will make a roundtrip transatlantic crossings to New York, back to Southampton.

Please find the webcam of the vessel below:

Webcam Queen Mary 2

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

BERGE STAHL

Berge Stahl
The Berge Stahl seen moored at Ponta da Madeira, Brasil.
Today's SOTD is the Berge Stahl (IMO: 8420804, Port of registry: Stavanger, Norway) which has been the largest ore carrier for years with her deadweight of 364,767 tons. Currently the ore carriers operated by Vale, such as the Vale Rio de Janeiro and Vale Italia are the largest ones. The Berge Stahl is owned by Bergesen Worldwide Shipping and was built in 1992 by Hyundai Heavy Ind. Co. Ltd. Ulsan, Korea. She is 343 meters long, 65 meters wide, has a draught of 23 meters and has 7 holds and hatches. She transports iron ore from the 'Companhia Vale do Rio Doce' mines in the eastern part of the Amazone, Brasil to Rotterdam. From Rotterdam the iron ore is transported in barges to the steel mills of ThyssenKrupp and Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann in Germany.

The Berge Stahl is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the EECV terminal, Rotterdam from Ponta da Madeira, Brasil.


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Monday, October 08, 2012

CMA CGM AMERIGO VESPUCCI

CMA CGM Amerigo VespucciToday's Ship of the Day is the CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci (IMO: 9454395, Port of Registry: Marseille, France). The Amerigo Vespucci is one of the largest vessels 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. In compliance with CMA CGM’s environmental policy and like all new vessels of this type ordered by the Group, the CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci is equipped with a combination of innovative environmental features, including:

- An electronically controlled engine, reducing oil and fuel consumption thus enabling the vessel to be operated at eco-speed,
- Double-hull protected bunker tanks, in compliance with the MARPOL 12A regulation which will come into effect in August 2010
- The Fast Oil Recovery System, which enables bunkers to be rapidly recovered at any time, hence significantly limiting the environmental consequences should there be an incident at sea.

The Amerigo Vespucci will have seven sisterships, amongst which are the CMA CGM Christoph Colomb and CMA CGM Corte Real which have also been recently delivered. She is deployed in CMA CGM's FAL5 loop connecting China and North-Western Europe.

The CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci arrived last night at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Bremerhaven on her second call to Rotterdam in the loop.

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Friday, October 05, 2012

AKADEMIK SERGEY VAVILOV

AKADEMIK SERGEY VAVILOV
The Akademik Sergey Vavilov (IMO: 8507729, Port of Registry: Kaliningrad, Russia) is a research vessel. The vessel was delivered on February 12, 1988 in Rauma, Finland for the Soviet Union and started operations as a research vessel of Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the USSR Academy of Science (Russian Academy of Science since 1991) in the USSR on March 20, 1989 and prior to November 7, 1999 completed five research cruises into Norwegian Sea, North Atlantic Ocean and South Atlantic Ocean. Nowadays the vessel serves as a cruise ship specializing in Polar cruises and is widely recognized as the best expedition-style cruise vessel operating in Polar waters. She's a well-equipped, ice-rated ship capable of carrying up to 118 passengers, although normally carrying no more than 110 for extra comfort. The Akademik Sergey Vavilov is 117 meters long and 18 meters wide with a gross tonnage of 6,231. She is powered by two diesel engine made by Russkiy Diesel Firm. Each main engine delivers 7000 bhp at 520rpm which gives the vessel an operating speed of 13.5 knots.

The Akademik Sergey Vavilov arrived this morning from Reykjavik at the Waalhaven where her sistership Akademik Ioffe already arrived yesterday.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

CSCL STAR

The CSCL Star(IMO: 9466867, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is the first of eight container carriers of its kind ordered by CSCL. The vessel is 366 meters long, 51 meters wide and has a teu capacity of 14,000. She was delivered in 2011 by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries, Korea and is propelled by a 72,000 KW HSD Engine. She is deployed on China Shipping's AEX-7 loop connecting Asia and Europe. Some of the Star's sisters are: CSCL Mars, CSCL Uranus, CSCL Jupiter and CSCL Venus.

The CSCL Star is scheduled to arrive later tonight at the Port of Rotterdam from Le Havre. She will take berth at the ECT Delta Terminal.


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Monday, October 01, 2012

DAR SALWA

Crude Oil tanker Dar Salwa (IMO: 9534779, Port of Registry: Kuwait) was delivered in 2010 from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. The vessel is 333 meters long and 60 meters wide. With a maximum draught of 22 meters and deadweight of 319,660, she is able to carry up to 1.2 million barrels of oil. The Dar Salwa is the first of four VLCC's to be built for her owner Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC). Her sister vessels are Al Salmi, Umm Al Aish and the Al-Rigga.

The Dar Salwa arrived this morning at the Vopak Terminal, Rotterdam in empty condition to load a cargo of fuel oil.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

EBBA MAERSK

Ebba Maersk
The Ebba Maersk (IMO: 9321524, Port of Registry: Copenhagen, Denmark) is the fifth in line of Maersk's PS-class. Together with her sisters (amongst which are the 'Emma Maersk' and 'Evelyn Maersk') she was the largest containership ever in dimensions 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 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 have also established 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 in May 2007. The new design in containerships with the superstructure midships, amongst which is the MSC Danit are smaller in dimensions, but can transport more TEU than the PS-class vessels of Maersk, due to their smart design (which doesn't give the vessels the best looks).

The Ebba Maersk will arrive this evening at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Suez Canal Zone terminal. Tomorrow, the vessel will set sail for Bremerhaven on the APM AE10 line. She will return within about 2 weeks to Rotterdam on her return call this loop.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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 gives the vessel a service speed of 12 knots.
The SC Baltic is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the Westerstuw terminal, Waalhaven./div>


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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

NYK OCEANUS

NYK Oceanus
The NYK Oceanus (IMO: 9312975, Port of Registry: Panama) was built in 2007 at IHI corporation shipyard, Japan and is currently owned and operated by NYK Line. The vessel is 336 metres long, 46 metres wide and has a maximum TEU capacity of 9,120 of which 600 reefer containers. These dimensions give the vessel a gross tonnage of 98,799. She is propelled by a Sulzer 12RT-flex96C engine which delivers a power output of 68,200 kW. She has a maximum speed of 24.5 knots. Although not as large as the NYK vessels Vesta, Vega, Venus and Virgo, the NYK Oceanus is still one of the larger containervessels currently sailing.


The NYK Oceanus arrived this morning from Suez on NYK's Loop 1. She will leave within 48 hours with destination Hamburg and will return to Rotterdam in about two months.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

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 ECT Delta Terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Zeebrugge.

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

Thursday, September 13, 2012

CMA CGM THALASSA

CMA CGM ThalassaThe CMA-CGM Thalassa (IMO: 9356294, Port of Registry: Limassol, Cyprus) is a 346 meters long, 43 meters wide containership built at the end of 2008 and delivered to the ship-operator on 30th December 2008 by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Ltd, South Korea. She is still one of the largest ships in this sector of maritime transport with her deadweight of over 130,000 tons and a teu capacity of 10,960. The vessel is propelled by a Man B&W 12K98ME-C engine delivering 72,264 kW, which is enough for the vessel to reach maximum speed of 24.7 knots.

The Thalassa is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the ECT Delta Terminal from Zeebrugge and will have an expected portstay of about 24 hours.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CSCL ZEEBRUGGE

Today we have containership CSCL Zeebrugge (IMO: 9314234, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) featuring as the Ship of the Day. This ship is a 336 metres long, 46 metres wide containervessel with a deadweight tonnage of 108,000. The vessel has a teu capacity of 9,580 and 700 reefers and is propelled by a 93,120 BHP MAN B&W engine, which gives the vessel a maximum speed of 24.7 kts. The CSCL Zeebrugge was built in 2007 by Samsung Heavy Industries, Korea. She is operated by Seaspan ship management, Hong Kong.

The CSCL Long Beach is expected to arrive this afternoon at the ECT Delta terminal from Felixstowe.
CSCL Zeebrugge
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Manuel Hernández Lafuente


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