Tuesday, March 25, 2014


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


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


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 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


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 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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