Tuesday, October 28, 2014


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


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


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 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 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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