Images of Cruiseship MV ‘Thomson Spirit’ in the Port of Piraeus

Vintage Cruiseship MV ‘Thomson Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus                         1,250 Berths Cruise Vessel Built 1983

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-names are Spirit, Thomson Spirit, Nieuw Amsterdam, Patriot, Nieuw Amsterdam. Call Sign 9HA2336, IMO Number 8024014. Built at Ch. de l’Atlantique.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Thompson Cruises, part of TUI Group. For vessel’s description on company’s website, please click here. Additional information on the cruiseship MV ‘Thompson Spirit’ from Wikipedia can be found here.

VESSEL DESCRIPTION: Malta Flagged, LR Classed, Length Overall of 214.66 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 181.62 m., Draught of 7.52 m., Beam of 27.21 m., Gross Tonnage of 33,930, Sulzer Diesel Engine, Speed of 21.00 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 30870. Moulded Depth of 18.85 m., Keel to mast air draft of 49.35 m., Tonnage of 16,025 International Net and 4,150 Dwt (long). ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 2 S.A. 7-cyl., Engine Model 7RLB66, 2 Propellors.

Total number of Passengers 1,374, 605 Passenger Cabins, 1232 Passenger Berths, 559 Crew.

MAIN ENGINE: 2 x Diesel – Sulzer Diesel 7RLB66 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 660mm x1400mm bore/stroke 22,705mkW total at 140rpm.

PROPULSION: 2 x Propeller (Aft) (mechanical).

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reportedly sold to Clients of Amer. Classic in October 2000 for US$ 114.5m. Reportedly sold to Clients of Carnival Corp. in February 2002 for US$ 79.8m.


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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vintage cruiseship MV ‘ Thomson Spirit’ (built in 1983 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images


© 2013 – present Basil M Karatzas & Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.  All Rights Reserved.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.

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Images of Ro-Pax Vessel MV ‘Fior di Levante’ in the Port of Piraeus

Images of Ro-Pax Vessel MV ‘Fior di Levante’ in the Port of Piraeus
1,150 Passengers, Pass / Car Ferry Vessel, built in 1998 at DSME                                                           
VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-names are Oceanlady, Fior Di Levante, Hyundai Seolbong, Treasure Island. Call Sign SVAH3, IMO Number 9143491. Built at Daewoo (DSME), Greece Flagged, Korean Classed, Length Overall of 118.65 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 107.60 m., Draught of 4.75 m., Beam of 20.00 m., Gross Tonnage of 9,025, Moulded Depth of 11.05 m., Tonnage of 2,707 International Net and 1,645 Dwt (long).

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Levante Ferries Maritime Co, Greece. Additional info of the ‘Flower of the East’, from the shipowners’ website.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Vehicle Capacity of 50 Cars, 1 Bow Ramp(s). Total number of Passengers 1,150.

MAIN ENGINE: 2 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. Alpha 16V28/32A – 4-stroke 16-cyl. 280mm x320mm bore/stroke 6,140mkW total at 775rpm. Speed of 17.00 kts, Horsepower of 8350, Bunker Capacity of 215 tonnes. 2 x Gearbox. PROPULSION: 2 x Propeller (Aft) (mechanical).

AUXILIARY: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 1,680 ekW total, (2,100kVA total) 450V.

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vessels at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images


© 2013 – present Basil M Karatzas & Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.  All Rights Reserved.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.

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Images of Car Carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’

Images of newly-delivered MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus
7,500-ceu, Pure Car Carrier (PCC) Vessel, built in 2016

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name was Horizon Highway. Call Sign 3FVP9, IMO Number 9726700. Built at Shin Kurushima, Panama Flagged, NKK Classed, Length Overall of 200 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 196.00 m., Draught of 10.25 m., Beam of 38.00 m., Gross Tonnage of 75,036, Moulded Depth of 14.65 m., Tonnage of 23,430 International Net and 20,260 Dwt (long).

VESSEL’S OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (K-Line), Japan. Website: http://www.kline.co.jp. Info on K-Line’s Far East to Europe car carrier service can be found here. Info on sistership vessel MV ‘Hamburg Highway’ can be found here.

CARGO HANDLING CAPACITIES: Vehicle Capacity of 7,500 Cars, 12 Vehicle Decks, 1 Quarter Ramp(s), Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, but is not able to transit the old locks.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – Mitsubishi HI Engine 7UEC60LSE-eco-A2 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 600mm x2400mm bore/stroke 13,200mkW total at 104rpm.

AUXILIARY: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 2,850ekW total, (3,563kVA total), 1 x Emergency Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 950ekW total, (1,188kVA total).


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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images


© 2013 – present Basil M Karatzas & Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.  All Rights Reserved.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.

Images posted on this blog are typically minimally processed gpeg images of lower resolution. Original images are typically shot in RAW format, which can be provided upon special request.

Images of MV ‘Contship Eco’ at the Port of Piraeus

Images of Containership MV ‘Contship Eco’ at the Port of Piraeus
Feeder, Fully Cellular Containership, 750 TEU built 2008

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-names are Sudmuhle, Magdalena. Launch Name was Xing Long Zhou 191. Call Sign 5BPU3, IMO Number 9492751. Built at Zhejiang Zhenxing, Malta Flagged, LR Classed, Ice Strengthened 1B Class, Length Overall of 124.50 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 116.50 m., Draught of 7.40 m., Beam of 20.80 m., Gross Tonnage of 7,520, Wartsila 2-stroke Engine, Speed of 15.00 kts at 18.00 tonnes per day, Intermediate Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 5,990.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Contships Management Inc, Greece. Contships Management Inc is a subsidary of Pacific & Atlantic (Shipmanagers) Inc. Technical Manager: Conmar Shipping GmbH & Co KG, Germany. Website: http://www.conmar-shipping.de Operators are MSC.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 752 Total, 530 Homogeneous and 120 Reefer, 3 Holds, 6 Hatches. Total Teu Capacity of 752, 3 Holds, 6 Hatches.
CARGO EQUIPMENT: 60 x Sockets, Reefer.
LIFTING EQUIPMENT: No Cargo Gear.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – Wartsila 2-stroke 7RTA48T – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 480mm x2000mm bore/stroke 4,400mkW total at 127rpm.

AUXILIARY: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 1,050ekW total, (1,312.50kVA total) at 50Hz.

PROPULSION: 1 x Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 127rpm.
POS, PROPULSOR: Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) AC.


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Feeder Containership MV ‘Contship Eco’ (750teu built in 2008 at Zhejiang Zhenxing) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Feeder Containership MV ‘Contship Eco’ (750teu built in 2008 at Zhejiang Zhenxing) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Feeder Containership MV ‘Contship Eco’ (750teu built in 2008 at Zhejiang Zhenxing) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Feeder Containership MV ‘Contship Eco’ (750teu built in 2008 at Zhejiang Zhenxing) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Feeder Containership MV ‘Contship Eco’ (750teu built in 2008 at Zhejiang Zhenxing) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Feeder Containership MV ‘Contship Eco’ (750teu built in 2008 at Zhejiang Zhenxing) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Feeder Containership MV ‘Contship Eco’ (750teu built in 2008 at Zhejiang Zhenxing) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Feeder Containership MV ‘Contship Eco’ (750teu built in 2008 at Zhejiang Zhenxing) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Feeder Containership MV ‘Contship Eco’ (750teu built in 2008 at Zhejiang Zhenxing) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Feeder Containership MV ‘Contship Eco’ (750teu built in 2008 at Zhejiang Zhenxing) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Feeder Containership MV ‘Contship Eco’ (750teu built in 2008 at Zhejiang Zhenxing) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Feeder Containership MV ‘Contship Eco’ (750teu built in 2008 at Zhejiang Zhenxing) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Feeder Containership MV ‘Contship Eco’ (750teu built in 2008 at Zhejiang Zhenxing) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images


© 2013 – present Basil M Karatzas & Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.  All Rights Reserved.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.

Images posted on this blog are typically minimally processed gpeg images of lower resolution. Original images are typically shot in RAW format, which can be provided upon special request.

Images of MV ‘King Basil’ departing Port of Piraeus

Images of Feeder Containership MV ‘King Basil’ departing Port of Piraeus               1,706 TEU Fully Cellular Container Built 2008

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name was King Basil. Call Sign 9HLM9, IMO Number 9357808. Built at Aker Ostsee, Malta Flagged, ABS Classed, Ice Strengthened D0 Class, Length Overall of 182.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 173.50 m., Draught of 10.00 m., Beam of 25.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 17,970, MAN Engine, Speed of 19.00 kts at 48.30 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 17130.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Konig & Cie GmbH & Co KG., a subsidary of HCI Capital AG. Technical Manager: Perfectly , http://www.csm-d.com.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 1,706 Total, 1,250 Homogeneous and 600 Reefer, Maximum Teu of 652 in the Holds and 1,054 on Deck. Total Teu Capacity of 1,706. 170 x Sockets, Reefer – (Deck), 130 x Sockets, Reefer – (Hold).
VESSEL DESCRIPTION: Moulded Depth of 14.20 m., Tonnage of 8,666 International Net, 7,635 Light Displacement and 23,709 Dwt (long). ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 4 S.A. 9-cyl., Engine Model 9L58/64CD, 1 Propellor, 1 Bow Thruster(s) of 950.00.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN 9L58/64CD – 4-stroke 9-cyl. 580mm x640mm bore/stroke 12,600mkW total at 428rpm.

AUXILIARY: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Yanmar 8N21AL-EV – 4-stroke 8-cyl. 210mm x 290mm bore/stroke 3,165mkW total at 1,000rpm driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 3,150ekW total, (3,939kVA total) 450V at 50Hz, 1 x Emergency Gen – 4-stroke 195mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 176ekW total, (220kVA total) 450V at 60Hz.

OTHER POWER EQUIPMENT: 1 x Shaft Generator (PTO) at 1,000ekW total, AC, 450V.

PROPULSION: 1 x CP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 106rpm. POS, PROPULSOR: 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) at 950ekW total AC.


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Perfectly named feeder containership MV ‘King Basil’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Perfectly named feeder containership MV ‘King Basil’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Perfectly named feeder containership MV ‘King Basil’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Perfectly named feeder containership MV ‘King Basil’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Perfectly named feeder containership MV ‘King Basil’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Perfectly named feeder containership MV ‘King Basil’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Perfectly named feeder containership MV ‘King Basil’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Perfectly named feeder containership MV ‘King Basil’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Perfectly named feeder containership MV ‘King Basil’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Perfectly named feeder containership MV ‘King Basil’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Perfectly named feeder containership MV ‘King Basil’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Perfectly named feeder containership MV ‘King Basil’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Perfectly named feeder containership MV ‘King Basil’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images


© 2013 – present Basil M Karatzas & Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.  All Rights Reserved.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.

Images posted on this blog are typically minimally processed gpeg images of lower resolution. Original images are typically shot in RAW format, which can be provided upon special request.

Images of Gearless Feeder Containership MV ‘Asiatic Jade’ departing the Port of Piraeus

Gearless Containership MV ‘Asiatic Jade (Ex-name:Sena Kalkavan)
1,155 TEU Fully Cellular Containership, built in 2005 at Sedef Gemi (Tuzla)

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-name is Sena Kalkavan. Launch Name was Sena Kalkavan, IMO Number 9318254. Built at Sedef Gemi (Tuzla), Singapore Flagged, ABS Classed, Ice Strengthened IC Class, P&I insurance with Standard Club P&I, Length Overall of 148.53 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 136.50 m., Draught of 7.80 m., Beam of 22.70 m., Gross Tonnage of 9,980, Tonnage of 5,925 International Net.

VESSEL OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Asiatic Lloyd Maritime LLP, Singapore.

VESSEL DESCRIPTION: Teu Capacities of 1,155 Total, 715 Homogeneous and 480 Reefer, 5 Holds, 7 Hatches, Maximum Teu of 348 in the Holds and 807 on Deck. Total Teu Capacity of 1,155, 5 Holds, 7 Hatches. 240 x Sockets, Reefer. No Cargo Gear.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 7S80MC-C6.1 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 800mm x3200mm bore/stroke 27,160mkW total at 76rpm. ORSKOV MARK XI, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 19.00 kts at 43.50 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 36900, Bunker Capacity of 1,230 tonnes.
PROPULSION: 1 x Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 76rpm.
POS, PROPULSOR: 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd).


Information about the Asiatic Lloyd Group from ‘History’ page of their website:

Asiatic Lloyd was set up in late 2008 by Friedrich Bunnemann. Over five generations the Bunnemann family has successfully run various shipping activities worldwide. The name Herm. Dauelsberg GmbH & Co KG has been closely related to the development of these activities, being one of the oldest and most reputable shipowning entities in Germany.

The company was founded in 1857 and soon obtained permission from the chamber of commerce to run an existing shipbrokering firm in the port of Bremen. The first generation of the family, Mr. Christian August Bunnemann, was already with the existing company as an apprentice.

Mr. Christian August Bunnemann was principally responsible for developing the success of the shipbroking and liner agency business. He quickly became a partner and took over the remaining shares from Hermann Dauelsberg’s son Carl in 1887.

At the inception of the company, its core business comprised agency activities and cargo bookings. In the year 1867 the Brigg “Betty” was purchased and became the company’s first vessel. However, since the times of the large-scale emigration in the late 19th century, the main focus of the company has been the liner agency business. This track lasted until the late 20th century.

As the liner companies started to take over the liner agency work themselves in the late 1980’s and the 1990’s Herm. Dauelsberg had nearly all their agency agreements terminated. Since the 1980’s Mr. Klaus F. Bunnemann continuously shifted his family’s business focus towards shipowning.

Today, shipowning and shipmanagement are the core businesses of his family’s shipping activities under the names Asiatic Lloyd in Singapore and Atlantic Lloyd in Hamburg. These companies are headed by Mr. Klaus F. Bunnemanns sons Friedrich and Nicolaus Bunnemann – the latest generation of the Bunnemann family. Asiatic Lloyd and Atlantic Lloyd focus on high specification vessels for niche markets of the container shipping industry. The current fleet consists of container tonnage between 1,000 and 9,000 TEU.


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Gearless, feeder containership MV ‘Asiatic Jade’ (1,150-teu, 2005, Sedef Gemi) and owned by Asiatic Lloyd, departing the Port of Piraeus in August 2016 with few boxes onboard. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Gearless, feeder containership MV ‘Asiatic Jade’ (1,150-teu, 2005, Sedef Gemi) and owned by Asiatic Lloyd, departing the Port of Piraeus in August 2016 with few boxes onboard. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Gearless, feeder containership MV ‘Asiatic Jade’ (1,150-teu, 2005, Sedef Gemi) and owned by Asiatic Lloyd, departing the Port of Piraeus in August 2016 with few boxes onboard. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Gearless, feeder containership MV ‘Asiatic Jade’ (1,150-teu, 2005, Sedef Gemi) and owned by Asiatic Lloyd, departing the Port of Piraeus in August 2016 with few boxes onboard. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Gearless, feeder containership MV ‘Asiatic Jade’ (1,150-teu, 2005, Sedef Gemi) and owned by Asiatic Lloyd, departing the Port of Piraeus in August 2016 with few boxes onboard. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Gearless, feeder containership MV ‘Asiatic Jade’ (1,150-teu, 2005, Sedef Gemi) and owned by Asiatic Lloyd, departing the Port of Piraeus in August 2016 with few boxes onboard. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Gearless, feeder containership MV ‘Asiatic Jade’ (1,150-teu, 2005, Sedef Gemi) and owned by Asiatic Lloyd, departing the Port of Piraeus in August 2016 with few boxes onboard. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Gearless, feeder containership MV ‘Asiatic Jade’ (1,150-teu, 2005, Sedef Gemi) and owned by Asiatic Lloyd, departing the Port of Piraeus in August 2016 with few boxes onboard. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Gearless, feeder containership MV ‘Asiatic Jade’ (1,150-teu, 2005, Sedef Gemi) and owned by Asiatic Lloyd, departing the Port of Piraeus in August 2016 with few boxes onboard. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Gearless, feeder containership MV ‘Asiatic Jade’ (1,150-teu, 2005, Sedef Gemi) and owned by Asiatic Lloyd, departing the Port of Piraeus in August 2016 with few boxes onboard. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Gearless, feeder containership MV ‘Asiatic Jade’ (1,150-teu, 2005, Sedef Gemi) and owned by Asiatic Lloyd, departing the Port of Piraeus in August 2016 with few boxes onboard. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Gearless, feeder containership MV ‘Asiatic Jade’ (1,150-teu, 2005, Sedef Gemi) and owned by Asiatic Lloyd, departing the Port of Piraeus in August 2016 with few boxes onboard. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Gearless, feeder containership MV ‘Asiatic Jade’ (1,150-teu, 2005, Sedef Gemi) and owned by Asiatic Lloyd, departing the Port of Piraeus in August 2016 with few boxes onboard. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Gearless, feeder containership MV ‘Asiatic Jade’ (1,150-teu, 2005, Sedef Gemi) and owned by Asiatic Lloyd, departing the Port of Piraeus in August 2016 with few boxes onboard. Image credit: Karatzas Images.


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Images of Ferry ‘Blue Galaxy’ docking in the Port of Piraeus

Ferry / Passenger Vessel MV ‘Blue Galaxy’ (Ex-name: Lefka Ori)                               1,500 Passengers Pass./Car Ferry Built 1992

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-names are Lefka Ori, Kriti V, Hercules. Call Sign SWDA, IMO Number 9035876.

Vessel’s description on Blue Star Ferries’ website, please click here. Additional info on the Vessel, including pictures with different house colors, please see The Ferry Site.

VESSEL OWNERS / MANAGERS / OPERATORS: Blue Star Ferries SA, Greece. Blue Star Ferries SA is a subsidiary of Attica Group. Reported sold to Anek Lines in December 1999 for US$ 50m.

VESSEL DETAILS: Built at MHI Shimonoseki, Greece Flagged, RINA Classed, Length Overall of 192.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 181.00 m., Draught of 6.75 m., Beam of 27.00 m., Moulded Depth of 9.90 m., Tonnage of 8,826 International Net and 6,802 Dwt (long)., Gross Tonnage of 29,430. Vehicle Capacity of 703 Cars, Lane Length of 1,760.00 m., 2 Stern Ramp(s), 1 Quarter Ramp(s), 1 Bow Ramp(s). Total number of Passengers 1,500, 183 Passenger Cabins, 658 Passenger Berths.

MAIN ENGINE: Pielstick Engine, Speed of 24.00 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 30260. 2 x Diesel – Pielstick 12PC4.2 – 4-stroke 12-cyl. 570mm x620mm bore/stroke 22,258mkW total at 400rpm.

PROPULSOR: 2 x CP Propeller (Aft) (mechanical).                                           THRUSTERS: 2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) AC. 2 Bow Thruster(s).

According to Arxipelagos.com, MV ‘Blue Galaxy’ was built in 1991 and delivered to her owners in 1992 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) in Japan under the launch name MV ‘Hercules’. In late 1999, the Vessel was acquired by Anek Lines in Greece for US$50 mil and renamed MV ‘Kriti V’. In 2000, the Vessel was positioned in the Adriatic Sea to trade between ports in western Greece and Italy under the new name MV “Lefka Ori’ (‘White Mountaintops’).

In 2012, the Vessel, under the bareboat charter name MV ‘Antonio L’, along sistership vessel MV ’Sophocles B’, were chartered to Jeju Cruise Lines; while still under conversion in Ulsan in South Korea, charterers defaulted and vessels were arrested and auctioned, and purchased by Hellas 2 Leasing N.E., and were re-positioned to Greece under the original name, MV ‘Lefka Ori’.

In 2015, Blue Star Ferries NAE, a subsidiary of the Attica Group, entered into a long term charter party agreement with the owners of the Vessel, and after extensive upgrading, she is now deployed serving the routes to and from Crete, under a route sharing agreement with ANEK S.A., under her current name MV ‘Blue Galaxy’.


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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Here shown docked next to the sinking vessel MV ‘Panagia Tinou’. Image credit: Karatzas Images


© 2013 – present Basil M Karatzas & Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.  All Rights Reserved.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.

Images posted on this blog are typically minimally processed gpeg images of lower resolution. Original images are typically shot in RAW format, which can be provided upon special request.