Thursday, November 06, 2014

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', one of the larger containerships 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 have established new standards for safety and environmental responsibility. The ship was delivered by Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd in 2008 as the seventh and last ship in Maersk's PS-class.
The Eugen Maersk arrived this morning at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Suez.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ORANGE STAR

Orange StarJuice tanker Orange Star (IMO: 9564384, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is 190 meters long and 32 meters wide, has a deadweight tonnage of 37,000 and a payload of 32,000 m3 with 12 juice tanks of 2000 m3 and 2 tanks of 4000 m3. She is the replacement vessel for the previous Orange Star which was in service from 1975 to 2010 and visited the port of Rotterdam many times. The MAN B&W 6S50 MC-C7 main engine, made by Brodosplit Diesel Engines Factory Ltd gives the vessel an operating speed of 15 knots. She was delivered in 2010 from Brodosplit Shipyard, Croatia for her owner Atlanship S.A., Switzerland.

The Orange Star is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the Continental Juice terminal, Rotterdam.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

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 arrived last night at the Euromax terminal from Felixstowe.
CSCL Zeebrugge
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Manuel Hernández Lafuente


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Thursday, October 16, 2014

STANISLAV YUDIN

Heavy-lift vessel Stanislav Yudin (IMO: 8219463, Port of Registry: Limassol, Cyprus) is a self-propelled crane vessel. The vessel was built in 1985 and is featured by a 2500-mt fully revolving Gusto crane with a maximum lifting height above water level of 78 meters, 2500 m2 of free deck space, accomodation for 143 perseons and a high transit speed of 12 knots. The Stanislav Yudin is propelled by three Wartsila engines with a combined power of 4,095 kW. She is operated by Seaway Heavy lifting, The Netherlands.

The Stanislav Yudin arrived this morning at the Rhenus Logistics Maasvlakte terminal, Rotterdam.

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Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Stan Muller

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

ARCTIC VOYAGER

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 arrived last night at the Gate LNG terminal, Maasvlakte.

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Friday, October 03, 2014

ARCTIC SUNRISE

Arctic SunriseThe Arctic Sunrise (IMO: 7382902, Port of Registry: Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is an ice-class vessel owned by Greenpeace. Ironically, before Greenpeace chartered the Arctic Sunrise it was once a seal hunting vessel. The Arctic Sunrise was built in 1975 by AS Vaagen Verft, Sweden as the Polarbjorn. She entered Greenpeace's fleet in 1996. At the end of 1996, Greenpeace had prepared the Arctic Sunrise for the icy conditions of Antarctica. The vessel is 50 metres long, 12 metres wide and has a gross tonnage of 949.
The Arctic Sunrise began its Greenpeace life during the Brent Spar campaign where it was used to prevent dumping oil installations at sea. In 1997 it became the first ship to circumnavigate James Ross Island in the Antarctic, which previously was an impossible journey until a 200m thick ice shelf connecting the island to the Antarctic continent collapsed. This was just one of the many signs of climate change which the Arctic Sunrise has helped document. In September 2013, Arctic Sunrise participated in Greenpeace protests against oil drilling activities by the Russian energy company Gazprom at the Prirazlomnaya oil rig in the Pechora Sea. On 18 September, the crew of Arctic Sunrise circled the Prirazlomnaya oil rig, while three crew attempted to board the platform. In response, the Russian Coast Guard seized control of the ship and detained the activists. The ship was later towed by a coast guard vessel to the Russian Arctic port of Murmansk where the Russian government intended to charge the Greenpeace activists with piracy. The 30 activists were all released from prison after three months of international protests, but the ship remained in Murmansk pending a decision by the Russian investigative committee until June 2014 from where she left in August 2014 (source: Wikipedia).

The Arctic Sunrise is currently sailing offshore Rotterdam awaiting the Russian tanker Mikhail Ulyanov, which is transporting a cargo of crude oil which was extracted from the Arctic Sea for Russian oilcompany Gazprom. The Mikail Ulyanov is expected to arrive at the pilotstation around midnight.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

OASIS OF THE SEAS

The Oasis of the Seas (IMO: 9383936, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama's) is a cruise ship owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises and the first of the four vessels from the Oasis-class. The Allure of the Seas is her sistervessel. A third vessel is currently being built at Saint-Nazaire, France and a fourth vessel has been recently ordered. With a length of 360 meters, width of 60.5 meters and a gross tonnage of 225,282 the Oasis of the Seas is by far the largest cruise ship in the world. The vessel has 16 passenger decks and can accomodate a total of 6,360 guests with a crew of 2,394. On board you can find (amongs others): an aquatheater, 18,000 sq ft casino, water park, 3d movie theater, two FlowRider surf simulators, an ice-skating rink, etc...etc... The Oasis of the Seas was delivered in 2009 by STX Europe, Turku, Finland. She is propelled by 8 Wärtsilä V12 engine with 17,500 HP each, which give the vessel a cruising speed of 22 knots.

"Oasis of the Seas" door Baldwin040 - Eigen werk. Licentie CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

The Oasis of the Seas is expected to arrive later tonight at the cruise terminal at the Holland Amerikakade, which was adjusted recently for receiving such large cruise vessels. Afterwards she will move to Keppel Verolme shipyards for maintenance works during two weeks.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

THIALF

ThialfThe Thialf (IMO: 8757740, Port of Registry: Panama) is the largest deepwater construction vessel (DCV) in the fleet of owner Heerema Marine Contractors (also operating crane vessel Hermod), and is capable of a tandem lift of 14,200 t (15,600 short tons). The dual cranes provide for depth reach lowering capability as well as heavy lift capacity to set topsides. The cranes can reach a lifting height of 95 meters above workdeck. This multi-functional dynamic positioned DCV is tailored for the installation of foundations, moorings, SPARs, TLPs and integrated topsides, as well as pipelines and flowlines. The vessel has an overall length of 200 meters and is 89 meters wide. She provides accomodation to a crew of 736 and is equipped with a helicopter deck suitable for a Boeing Chinook 234. The Thialf has six 5,500 kW - 360 degrees azimuth thruster, provicding a total thrust of 400 tonnes. She has a transit speed of 7 knots accompanied by one tug.

The Thialf arrived last night at the Calandkanaal.

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Friday, September 05, 2014

ZR. MS. DE ZEVEN PROVINCIËN (F802)

The Zr. Ms. De Zeven Provinciën is an air defense and command frigate of the Dutch navy. She is currently visiting the Port of Rotterdam for the Wereldhavendagen. She will be located at the Parkkade, opposite to the Zr. Ms. Karel Doorman (A833), which is located at the Wilhelminakade.

Source: Dutch Royal Navy

The ship has a crew of 174 persons and is already the 8th ship to bear the name 'De Zeven Provinciën'. She was built by 'De Schelde' in Flushing between 1998 en 2001. The frigate is 144 meters long, 17 meters wide, can reach a speed of 30 knots, is incorporated with Stealth techniques and is armed with a Oto Breda-cannon 127 mm, Vertical Launch System (VLS) Mk 41 for Enhanced Sea Sparrow Missiles en Standard Missiles, Harpoon Missile, Goalkeeper (fast fire cannon), Mk. 46 Torpedo-weapons and a Lynx orNH-90 helikopter.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

MIGHTY SERVANT I

Mighty Servant IToday's Ship of the Day is the semi-submersible heavy load vessel Mighty Servant I (IMO: 8130875, Port of Registry: Willemstad, Dutch Antilles). The Mighty Servant I is 190 metres long, 50 metres wide and has a maximum draught when submerged of 26 metres. The vessel has a deck space of 50 x 150 metres on which she is able to carry the heaviest semi-submersible drilling units, harsh environment deepwater jack-up rigs and large floating production platforms like TLPs, FPUs and Spars with drafts up to 14 metres. The Mighty Servant I is powered by two 6,770 kW Wärtsilä 12V38A diesel generator sets, driving two propellers by four E-motors of 3,100 Kw each which give the vessel a maximum speed of 15 knots. The vessel has a maximum sailing range of 59 days and is operated by Dockwise Shipping, Breda, The Netherlands.

The Mighty Servant I arrived this morning at Keppel Verolme shipyard, Rotterdam.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

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 grants 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 the Europahaven, Rotterdam Maasvlakte.

Friday, August 01, 2014

EVA N

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 one of the biggest ships 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 arrived this morning at the EMO bulk terminal, Rotterdam from Saldanha Bay, South Africa carrying iron ore.


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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

MAERSK ESSEN

The Maersk Essen (IMO: 9456783, Port of Registry: Majuro, Marshall Islands) was Maersk's answer to the new breed of containervessels, introduced by MSC, with the superstructure midships. The Maersk Essen was the first of nine newbuildings in this class, amongst which are the Maersk Edinburgh, Maersk Edmonton and Maersk Eindhoven. The vessel is 366 meters long and 48 meters wide and has a deadweight of 141,000 tonnes. She has a maximum capacity of 13,092 teu and is propelled by a Hyundai-Wärtsilä 12RT-flex 96C engine delivering a maximum power of 68,640 kW. The vessel is deployed in Maersk's AE-2 loop. More recently Maersk has also built 18,720 TEU ships in the Triple-E class, such as Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller.

The Maersk Essen will arrive later tonight at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam from Le Havre.
Maersk Essen
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Jens Boldt


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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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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Friday, May 30, 2014

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. 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. She is deployed in CMA CGM's FAL1 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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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

FJORD

FjordToday we have the Fjord (IMO: 8636740, Port of Registry: Rotterdam) featuring as the Ship of the Day. The Fjord is a 159 metres long, 45.5 metres wide semi-submersible heavy transport vessel equipped with a ballast system with a total capacity of 7000m3 /hr. The ballast system is remotely controlled from a control room. The vessel is equipped with two independent remote sounding systems with interactive loading computers. The Fjord provides accomodation to a total crew of 33 persons. She is propelled by a Wärtsilä Vasa 8L32 providing a power of 3 x 3,840 kW. The Fjord has a free deck space of 132 by 45.5 metres and a deckload of 25 t/m2. She can be submerged to a maximum of 11 meters above deck.

The Fjord arrived this morning at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam from Suez with a 13,000 ton Production, Utilities & Quarters (PUQ) platform on board.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

MAERSK ESSEN

The Maersk Essen (IMO: 9456783, Port of Registry: Majuro, Marshall Islands) was Maersk's answer to the new breed of containervessels, introduced by MSC, with the superstructure midships. The Maersk Essen was the first of nine newbuildings in this class, amongst which are the Maersk Edinburgh, Maersk Edmonton and Maersk Eindhoven. The vessel is 366 meters long and 48 meters wide and has a deadweight of 141,000 tonnes. She has a maximum capacity of 13,092 teu and is propelled by a Hyundai-Wärtsilä 12RT-flex 96C engine delivering a maximum power of 68,640 kW. The vessels are deployed in Maersk's AE-10 loop. More recently Maersk has also built 18,720 TEU ships in the Triple-E class, such as Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller.

The Maersk Essen arrived last night at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam from Le Havre.
Maersk Essen
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Jens Boldt


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Monday, May 12, 2014

HERMOD

HermodThe Hermod (IMO: 7710214, Port of Registry: Panama) is a 154 metres long, 86 metres wide, 42 metres high crane vessel capable of a tandem lift of 8,100 tons up to 39 metres in tandem. The vessel was built in 1978 and is owned by Heerema Marine Netherlands. The main hoist lifting height is 92 m above work deck. She has a gross tonnage of 73877, provides accomodation for 336 persons, has a helicopter deck which is suitable for a Sikorsky 61-N and is propelled by two electrically driven, controllable pitch propellers of 4,400 kW each aft and two electrically driven, retractable, controllable pitch thruster of 1,470 kW each forward. Power supply by seven diesel driven main generators of 2,765 kW each. The vessel has static and dynamic ballast systems both fully computer controlled. Ballast pump capacity 8,000 cubic meter/hour. Dynamic ballast water handling 500 t/sec.

The Hermod arrived this morning at the Calandkanaal, Rotterdam accompanied by the tug Bylgia. The Hermod will lay there next to her sister Thialf which arrived there last Friday.

Friday, May 09, 2014

THIALF

ThialfThe Thialf (IMO: 8757740, Port of Registry: Panama) is the largest deepwater construction vessel (DCV) in the fleet of owner Heerema Marine Contractors (also operating crane vessel Hermod), and is capable of a tandem lift of 14,200 t (15,600 short tons). The dual cranes provide for depth reach lowering capability as well as heavy lift capacity to set topsides. The cranes can reach a lifting height of 95 meters above workdeck. This multi-functional dynamic positioned DCV is tailored for the installation of foundations, moorings, SPARs, TLPs and integrated topsides, as well as pipelines and flowlines. The vessel has an overall length of 200 meters and is 89 meters wide. She provides accomodation to a crew of 736 and is equipped with a helicopter deck suitable for a Boeing Chinook 234. The Thialf has six 5,500 kW - 360 degrees azimuth thruster, provicding a total thrust of 400 tonnes. She has a transit speed of 7 knots accompanied by one tug.

The Thialf is expected to arrive this afternoon at the Calandkanaal on the high tide.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ORANGE STAR

Orange StarJuice tanker Orange Star (IMO: 9564384, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is 190 meters long and 32 meters wide, has a deadweight tonnage of 37,000 and a payload of 32,000 m3 with 12 juice tanks of 2000 m3 and 2 tanks of 4000 m3. She is the replacement vessel for the previous Orange Star which was in service from 1975 to 2010 and visited the port of Rotterdam many times. The MAN B&W 6S50 MC-C7 main engine, made by Brodosplit Diesel Engines Factory Ltd gives the vessel an operating speed of 15 knots. She was delivered in 2010 from Brodosplit Shipyard, Croatia for her owner Atlanship S.A., Switzerland.

The Orange Star is scheduled to arrive later this afternoon at the Continental Juice terminal, Rotterdam.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

EDT PROTEA


The EDT Protea (IMO: 9019107, Port of Registry: Limassol, Cyprus) is a dynamically positioned diving support vessel, fully equipped to perform subsea construction activities, as well as to support inspection-, repair- and maintenance contracts for offshore and subsea structures. The vessel is fitted with a dedicated surface demand diving system and an inspection class ROV system. The systems set-up is optimized for working in the specific outhern North Sea conditions with high (bottom) currents and low visibility. The vessel is owned by Navibay shipping, and operated by EDT Offshore ltd. She is 91 metres long, 15 metres wide and has a gross tonnage of 3,746 and provides accomodation to a crew of 88 persons. She was built in 1991 by Flekkefjord Slip, Norway and converted to her current form in 2006 by Naval Shipyard, Poland.

The EDT Protea arrived last night at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

THIALF

ThialfThe Thialf (IMO: 8757740, Port of Registry: Panama) is the largest deepwater construction vessel (DCV) in the fleet of owner Heerema Marine Contractors (also operating crane vessel Hermod), and is capable of a tandem lift of 14,200 t (15,600 short tons). The dual cranes provide for depth reach lowering capability as well as heavy lift capacity to set topsides. The cranes can reach a lifting height of 95 meters above workdeck. This multi-functional dynamic positioned DCV is tailored for the installation of foundations, moorings, SPARs, TLPs and integrated topsides, as well as pipelines and flowlines. The vessel has an overall length of 200 meters and is 89 meters wide. She provides accomodation to a crew of 736 and is equipped with a helicopter deck suitable for a Boeing Chinook 234. The Thialf has six 5,500 kW - 360 degrees azimuth thruster, provicding a total thrust of 400 tonnes. She has a transit speed of 7 knots accompanied by one tug.

The Thialf is expected to arrive later tonight at the Calandkanaal on the high tide, towed by the tugs Kolga and President Hubert. She is currently located at deepwater anchorage.

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Friday, April 04, 2014

ZHEN HUA 29

Zhen Hua 29The Zhen Hua 29 (IMO: 8700498, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) ia a 245 meters long, 42 meters wide semi-submersible heavy load vessel, designed for transporting oversized and ultra heavy floating and non-floating cargoes such as jack-up rigs, modules, cranes, port construction/port development cargoes and dredging equipments. The vessel was built in 1987 as a tanker and was converted to her current form in 2009. The Zhen Hua 29 is operated by ALP Marine Services, Netherlands, a company formed in 2010 by former staff members of Dutch heavylift specialist Fairmount Marine. ALP is marketing Zhen Hua 29, Zhen Hua 15, Zhen Hua 22 and Zhen Hua 28 for China’s Shanghai Zhen Hua Shipping Company, which had the ships modified for heavylift work in 2008-9. She is propelled by a 9,709 KW MAN B&W 6S60MC engine.

The Zhen Hua 29 will arrive this morning at buoy 81 at the Calandkanaal loaded with newbuildings for Damen shipyards which were loaded onto the vessel in China at the end of January.

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

BLUE MARLIN

Blue MarlingThe Blue Marlin (IMO: 9186338, Port of Registry: Willemstad, Dutch Antilles) is a semi-submersible heavy transport vessel managed by Dockwise Shipping and built in 2000 by China Shipbuilding. She was designed to transport very large semi-submersible drilling rigs. The vessel is equipped with 38 cabins to accomodate 60 people, a workout room, sauna and swimming facilities, has a deadweight capacity of 76,000 tons and an unobstructed deck area of 11,227 m2 (63 m x 178,2 m). The vessel has a maximum speed of 13.3 kts in ballast condition, which is capable due to the three Wartsila diesels which deliver a capacity of 3850 kW each. For better manoeuvring with heavy cargo and in rough weather conditions the Blue Marlin is equipped with two retractable Azimuth thrusters of 4500 kW.

The Blue Marlin will arrive this morning at the Elbehaven, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Las Palmas, Canary Islands.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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 this evening at the MOT Terminal Rotterdam with the last port of call at Sidi Kerir Terminal, Egypt.

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, March 24, 2014

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 14,074 with a deadweight tonnage of 150,850. 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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Thursday, March 20, 2014

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 will arrive this morning at the Waalhaven.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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', one of the largest containerships 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 Eugen Maersk is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Le Havre, France.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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 scrapyard. 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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Monday, March 10, 2014

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 this morning at the Werkhaven, Rotterdam from Harwich.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

CSCL STAR

The CSCL Star(IMO: 9466867, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is the first of eight container carriers of its kind delivered to her owner 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 this evening at the Port of Rotterdam from Suez. She will take berth at the Euromax Terminal.


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Thursday, February 06, 2014

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 will arrive this morning at the Port of Rotterdam from Suez. She will take berth at the Euromax Terminal.
CSCL Mars
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Osvaldo Morales Cáceres


Click here for the current position of the CSCL Mars

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

CSCL JUPITER

The CSCL Jupiter (IMO: 9467263, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is the third 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 may 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 Jupiter's sister are: CSCL Star, CSCL Mars and CSCL Venus.

The CSCL Jupiter is scheduled to arrive later this morning at the Port of Rotterdam from Hamburg. She will take berth at the Euromax Terminal.
CSCL Jupiter
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Pascal Bredel


Click here for the current position of the CSCL Jupiter

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