Wednesday, March 14, 2012


TheodoraThe Theodora (IMO: 9005338, Port of Registry: Rotterdam) is a bitumen tanker, operated by Theodora Shipping, The Netherlands which operates the most modern and sophisticated fleet of high-heat tankers with cargo capacities ranging from 3.600 to 8.000 tdw and services customers throughout Europe, Mediterranean, Black Sea, West Africa and the Caribbean. The vessel is 110 meters long, 17 meters wide. The ship's Wärtsila 8R 32E, 3,000 kW engine deliver a service speed of approximately 14 knots. The Theodora was built in 1991 at Merwede Shipyard, The Netherlands. She is equipped with 6 wing tanks and 3 centre tanks with a total capacity of 5,156 m3, which can be heated up to a maximum cargo temperature of 250 o and three Bornemann screw cargo pumps with a capacity of 375 m3/h.

The Theodora arrived this morning at Dordrecht with the last port of call at Hamburg.

Friday, March 09, 2012


Normand CutterToday we have the Normand Cutter (IMO: 9231535, flag: Isle of Man) featuring as the Ship of the Day. The Normand Cutter is a DP Class II Subsea Construction Vessel purpose built for today’s market place, owned by Solstad Offshore ASA. She was built in 2001 by Maritim Ltd, Gdansk, Poland and converted from a cable laying and repair vessel to its current form in 2001 by Ulstein Verft AS, Norway.
The vessel is equipped with a number of features for a wide range of offshore operations like:
  • Laying of flexible pipes
  • Lay rate of up to 1000 m/hr.
  • Heavy lift crane 300 t for sub-sea installation and construction work
  • Large deck for offshore construction operations
  • Three permanent locations and two temporary locations for work ROVs and control vans
  • Operation in both shallow and deep water
  • Range 6000 n.m. at service speed
  • Continuous operation at sea for 40 days

The vessel is 127 metres long, 27 metres wide, has a helicopter deck dimensioned for the Super Puma AS 332 L2 and provides accomodation for a total of 114 persons. She is equipped with all the latest manoeuvering and communication devices for an accurate positioning.

The Normand Cutter will arrive this afternoon at the Wilhelminahaven, Rotterdam.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012


Eva N
Today's SotD is the orecarrier Eva N (IMO: 9127150, Ex. Name: Berge Nord, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) . She is currently owned by Neu Seeschiffahrt, Germany. The Eva N has a deadweight tonnage of 218,000, a draught of almost 19 meters and has seven holds and hatches. The ship was built in 1997 by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea. This 305 meters long, 53 meters wide bulk carrier is the biggest ship to enter the Arctic sea. Other vessels owned by Neu Seeschiffahrt and visiting Rotterdam regularly are: Faith N, Alfred N and Amy N.

The Eva N will arrived later this afternoon at the EECV bulk terminal, Rotterdam from Seven Islands, Canada carrying iron ore.

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Saturday, March 03, 2012


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, 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 arrived this morning at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Bremerhaven.

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Thursday, March 01, 2012


Arctic VoyagerThe Arctic Voyager (IMO: 9275335, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama's) is a 289 meters long, 48 meters wide LNG tanker with a capacity of 140,000 m3 of liquified gas. The vessel was delivered in 2006 from Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation’s Sakaide Shipyard in Japan. The Arctic Voyager was specifically constructed to transport cargoes from the world’s northernmost LNG development Snøhvit project in which LNG will be produced from fields located in the Barents Sea. She is co-owned with Statoil, Mitsui & Co. and K-Line and is chartered to "Snøhvit Sellers" consisting of Statoil and other first-class energy companies for a period of 20 years.

The Arctic Voyager is scheduled to arrive later tonight at the Gate LNG terminal, Maasvlakte.

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