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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